The guided Tully Sugar Mill Tours are certainly a must do whilst visiting the Wet Tropics, learn about its colourful and interesting history and the inside workings of one of Australia’s largest Sugar Mills by joining this terrific Tour of the Tully Sugar Mill. Tours operate during the crushing season from June through to November from Mondays to Fridays at 10am, 11am and 1.30pm.
This is a terrific activity for the whole family and at just a small cost of $20 per adult and $13 per child under 17 years. Family $55 ( 2 adults and 3 children) and Seniors $18.Tickets must be purchased 1/2hr prior to tour commencement time. For the tour to proceed a minimum number of 4 adults or 1 family plus 2 adults is required.
To explore one of our biggest industries in North Queensland phone the Tully Visitor Information Centre on the Bruce Highway to organise – 07 4068 2288.
In the beginning:
The origin of the sugar cane industry in Tully dates back to 1865, one year after Cardwell's settlement. A wealthy Scotsman named John Ewen Davidson, who was educated at Oxford University and who visited the West Indies sugar growing areas, came to Tully with the objective of establishing a sugar cane plantation. With his partner R.D.Thomas who was his right hand man, Davidson took up his farm on the banks of the Murray River. The now Bruce Highway actually runs through some of the property which was called "Bellenden Plains". Davidson's attempts to establish a mill proved futile due to a severe cyclone, excessive flooding and hostile aborigines……….
The rest you will have to find out for yourselves!!!!!
Prices Current as at April, 2016. Please contact Mission Beach Holidays to confirm pricing.
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