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Hou Wang Chinese Temple and Museum
Atherton, Tablelands Area

07 4091 6945
info@houwang.org.au
www.houwang.org.au

Description

Atherton Chinatown is the Award-winning site of the unique Hou Wang Temple and interpretive museum. Located just over a scenic hours drive south west of Cairns, the National Trust of Queensland property ensures visitors of a fascinating insight into part of North Queensland's history and heritage. The site was chosen by the Chinese settlers during the 1800s. The temple is the only one of its type remaining and the only temple dedicated to Hou Wang outside of China still existing. It has an ornate interior with original wood carvings that can be seen during the guided tour of the property.

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Allow time to browse through the interpretive museum with its interactive displays and 'world-first' artefact scanner. The giftshop has a good array of Feng-Shui symbols and souvenirs.

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Property Details

Facilities

  • Access With Assistance for the Disabled
    Assisted Access
  • Guide
    Guide
  • Parking for the Disabled
    Disabled Parking
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area
  • Toilet facilities for the Disabled
    Disabled toilet

Open Times

Note: Open 1100 to 1600 Wednesday to Sunday. Closed Christmas Day and Good Friday.

Other Information

Children:
A responsible adult should accompany children. School groups and social groups are welcome by prior arrangement. The National Trust of Queensland requests a ratio of one supervisor per 10 primary school aged children and one supervisor per 15 high school aged children. The interpretive museum can be used as an educational tool for Chinese cultural history.

Disabled:
The property consists of two historic buildings on 14 hectares of land. A concrete and wooden ramp leads disabled parking area into the front entrance of the 'Old Atherton Post Office' where the interpretive museum, gift shop, Atherton Shire Council art gallery and toilets are located. This building is wheelchair accessible. A ramp leads to the path that ends near the Temple. There is a grassed area between the path and the Temple pagoda. Wheelchairs generally are unable to access the Temple Building. A slide show of the Temple interior and artefacts can be viewed in the museum.

Inclusion

National Trust members are admitted free of charge.

A responsible adult should accompany children. School groups and social groups are welcome by arrangement. The National Trust of Queensland requests a ratio of one supervisor per ten primary school students and one to 15 High School students. The interpretive museum can be used as an educational tool for Chinese culture.


Entry Costs

EntryCostValid From 
Adult$10.00   21 Apr - 31 Mar   National Trust Members have Free entry.
Child
(Aged 0-4)
$0.00   21 Apr - 31 Mar    
Child
(Aged 5-15)
$5.00   21 Apr - 31 Mar    
Concession$7.50   21 Apr - 31 Mar    
Family$25.00   21 Apr - 31 Mar   Two adults and four children.
Student$7.50   21 Apr - 31 Mar   Adult students.

* Please note: These rates are indicative based on the minimum and maximum available costs of listed products and services. To obtain a firm price from the provider, please use the contact the operator. All prices are quoted in Australian dollars.

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