Top 5 Things to do in Ingham

Ingham is a small town located just over 100 km from Townsville and 29km from the mouth of the Herbert River. Its location in the heart of the North Queensland tropics makes Ingham is a popular destination for those wanting to explore the region and all it has to offer.

Here are the top five things to see and do in Ingham.

Wallaman Falls

Enjoy the magical sights and sounds of the rainforest as you make the 50 km trip from Ingham to Wallaman Falls. The wonder continues when you reach the waterfall. With a drop of 268 metres, Wallaman Falls is amust-seefor the whole family. Viewing platforms are easy to access from the car park, or you can make the 2-hour return hike to the bottom of the falls.

Heli Fishing Herbert River Gorge

One of the best ways to appreciate Ingham and its surrounds is from the air. For the fishing enthusiast, or anyone who likes an adventure, what better way to experience this stunning region than with a Heli Fishing tour? Hinchinbrook Adventures run regular tours to theHerbert RiverGorge. A Heli Fishing tour providesaccess to someof the most pristine fishing spots in the worldwhere you can catch Jungle Perch, Brim and Barramundi.

Mungalla Aboriginal Tours

Visit Mungalla station and learn about the culture of the Nywaigi Aboriginal people. The tours are authentic and personal, providing insight into the history of the traditional owners.Learn about medicinal plants and tools anddiscoverhow the Nywaigi people are restoring biodiversity to the wetlands. You can experience a traditional meal or have a ‘big country’ BBQ. Camping is available at the stationoverlooking the wetlandswithitsabundant bird life.

TYTO Wetlands

With 240 species of birds, TYTO Wetlands is heaven for bird watchers. There are walking tracks and viewing platforms where everyone can enjoy the tropical plants and native animals. Visitors can feed the turtles, have a picnic, or learn from the educational displays. There are also a range of activities to keep kids entertained.

Mercer Lane Mosaic

The Mercer Lane Mosaic is a community project which celebrates Ingham’s sugar cane farming history. The 42 metre mosaic runs the whole length of the lane and is made from old wall and floor tiles which where were donated by local families. The mural was created by volunteers to express pride in their heritage. Plaques provide information about the mosaic and stories about the early settlers to the district. This unique and interesting project is well worth a look.

There’s something for everyone to enjoy in Ingham.

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