Tyrconnell is a unique and unforgettable experience, located just 150 kilometres west of Cairns and 34 kilometres north of Dimbulah (last 26 kilometres is gazetted unsealed road) on the Hodgkinson Goldfield. The now abandoned goldfield was once home to 10,000 people and was the reason for the establishment of Port Douglas and Cairns.... more
Tyrconnell is a 130 year old heritage-listed gold mine situated amongst tree-studded hills. It boasts an authentic pioneer atmosphere, several original buildings, an operational ten-head stamping battery and magnificent views.
The business is family run, with a focus on hospitality. Andy and Cate (and their three boys) have lived at Tyrconnell for 14 years, gradually restoring the site. Andy also once mined for gold at Tyrconnell and is able to share his experiences. Activities include tours of the mine site and pioneer cemetery, gold panning (conditions apply), bush-walking, star-gazing, bird-watching and swimming in the dam. Mt. Mulligan, an 18 kilometre long, 300 metre high escarpment, is highly recommended for a day trip.
Many guests cite Tyrconnell as the highlight of their trip, for its combination of uniqueness, hospitality and vast, unspoilt nature. Visit by arrangement only.... less
Children are welcome.
Yes. Pets are allowed. They are not allowed in the cottages, but they are allowed in the campground.
To really enjoy the peace and beauty of the bush and experience the vastness of the countryside from the lookout at sunset or sunrise, an overnight stay at Tyrconnell is essential, either in beautiful heritage style cottages or the campground. Tyrconnell is also the perfect destination for a special event or private function.
How To Get There
From Cairns, travel west to Mareeba (past Kuranda) then on to Dimbulah further west. In Dimbulah look for signs pointing to Tyrconnell. Turn right, travel six kilometres out of Dimbulah following signs and look for an unsealed road on left hand side (also signposted to Tyrconnell). Follow road for approximately 22 kilometres, then follow sign pointing right and drive five kilometres to Tyrconnell.
The mine tour is a guided walking tour of the site and including morning tea. To have a look around is self-guided.
Unsealed gazetted road for last 26 kilometres. A Four Wheel Drive is recommended during wet season. Call for weather conditions.
|Adult||$30.00||31 May - 31 May||Ticket price for mine tour.|
|Adult||$5.00||31 May - 31 May||Ticket price to have a look around.|
|$15.00||31 May - 31 May||Ticket price for mine tour. Children are free of charge to look around if accompanied by a paying adult.|
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