Indicative Rate* $40.00 to $40.00 Tour Only
The history and culture of Mungalla tours begins at the grand Mungalla Station homestead where they introduce you to 45 000 years of Nywaigi Aboriginal Culture. Here you can view artefacts and learn to throw a boomerang or spear. Then board the bus for a short trip to the original homestead site where they introduce you to Irish settler James Cassady and his family who were the first European settlers on Mungalla. As you view the remnants of the "old Mungalla site" hear the pioneering stories of these first white settlers and view old pictures of this historic site, let your thoughts drift back in time and imagine how it was in its glory days.... more
Return by bus to the homestead to experience the truly amazing Captive Lives story that tells the unbelievable story of two groups of Aboriginal people displayed as human curiosities throughout the circuses of Europe and America, the most famous of these being the Barnum and Bailey Greatest Show on Earth. This amazing story is captivated in a travelling exhibition that toured nationally and was seen by over 300 000 Australians. Interact with Aboriginal people as they share this wonderful story with you.... less
Children are welcome.
Unfortunately they have minimal facilities for people with a disability.
Inquire about catering and their delicious country barbecue Lunch or traditional underground cooking call a "Kup muri" where the meat and vegetables are cooked in an underground oven.
Due to the endangered fauna on the property there are strictly no pets permitted.
Pick-ups in Ingham can be arranged. Phone them or make a Booking Online.
How To Get There
Mungalla Station is located approximately 12 kilometres east of the sugar cane township of Ingham in North Queensland. Ingham is on the Bruce Highway 1.5 hours drive north of Townsville and 3.5 hours drive south of Cairns.
From Ingham look for the Forrest Beach Signs and follow the Forrest Beach Road towards Forrest Beach (Allingham). The signs to Forrest Beach are found in Ingham at the only set of traffic lights in the town. Once you are on the Forrest Beach Road take a scenic drive for approximately 12 kilometres passing the Victoria Sugar Mill. Look for the large grove of mango trees on the right that frame the entrance to Mungalla Station, you should see a Mungalla sign near the driveway entrance. Turn right into the driveway and follow the road down to the homestead.
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Discover the Culture and History of Mungalla Station and the Nywaigi Aboriginal People of North Queensland. Meet the Nywaigi Aboriginal people, the Aboriginal traditional owners of the lands around Ingham in North Queensland. Experience their rich culture and history.
Learn of the often brutal conflict between Nywaigi Aboriginal people and European settlers that shaped the destiny of North Queensland. Explore the property established by James Cassady, who fled the potato famine of Ireland and created a pastoral dynasty. Visit the birthplace of the world famous mighty Droughtmaster cattle, the original homestead, the graves of James Cassady and his son, the wetlands and precious birdlife.
Be amazed by the story of the Aboriginal people from Mungalla Station and surrounding areas that were exhibited as cannibals and savages in the nineteenth century circuses and sideshows of Europe and America. Try your hand at throwing a boomerang or spear. This is an authentic Aboriginal experience that will stay with you long after you return home.
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Children: Children are welcome.
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