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Australian Sugar Industry Museum

Brsuce Highway, Mourilyan, Queensland 4858, Australia
+61 7 4063 2477
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Awesome displays, worth checking out when in Innisfail!

This museum has so much history about the sugar industry. Great, informative displays and heaps of... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Brett S
Great interesting museum

Located on the Bruce Hwy, this museum was a great stop on our way from another tourist venue back... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2017
Rob M
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Historical displays of sugar cane growing, harvesting and milling. Full sized steam trains, full sized steam engine from a sugar mill. Audio visual displays. Interpretative displays explains how sugar cane grows and how sugar is made. Replica cane cutters barracks. Display of Pacific Islander involvement in the development of sugar industry in Australia.
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Brsuce Highway, Mourilyan, Queensland 4858, Australia
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+61 7 4063 2477
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This museum has so much history about the sugar industry. Great, informative displays and heaps of machinery that's been beautifully restored. Definitely worth checking out when in Innisfail! It's on the highway too, so it's super convenient.

Thank Brett S
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Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Located on the Bruce Hwy, this museum was a great stop on our way from another tourist venue back to our resort. The staff were very friendly and knowledgeable. You are advised to watch a seven minute film before starting the museum. It was beautifully...More

Thank Rob M
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

The museum is not huge but has a lot of relics indicating how hard the pioneers/immigrants did work and there poor living conditions and equipment used in harvesting the cane. They had old tractors truck etc crushing equipment and videos operating how the sugar was...More

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Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

$12pp entry fee (adult). Very informative 7-8 minute video giving an overview of the sugar cane industry in Australia and it's history. The rest of the museum was ok with information to read regarding history and how sugar cane is processed, artefacts, old machinery and...More

Thank Juanita M
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Reviewed 2 August 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed our visit here. It was very informative, with lots to read, watch & look at. Took us around an hour.

Thank Fiona C
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Reviewed 2 July 2017 via mobile

Highly interactive museum, has allot of original equipment used in the cane growing industry but the video explanations and original footage are the true gems. I learnt so much and my 9y.o soon livedy climbing into the old trains and Ford Ute.

Thank Kim G
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Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

This was a great museum fronted by fabulous staff. They were incredibly helpful and a wealth of information about the industry and north Queensland in general. The museum was well set out and informative. Would recommend.

Thank Clara N
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Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Easy to understand. Is complete history of sugar industry in Australia with audio visual and text displays. Worth a visit. $13 an adult.

Thank Robyn P
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Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Travelling up north .we asked ourselves questions which neither one us knew.after leaving .we knew the lot.hosts at front counter were great and very informative with other questions we asked about area. so so glad we stopped.jelly beans were yummy thanks .allow a couple of...More

Thank Robert G
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Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

Came here because my friend is obsessed with the sugar industry - found it enlightening about the history of the workers. They have old machinery they used to use and the plaques very informative. Two lovely ladies on reception. Worth a visit... It's fairly small...More

Thank Danni C
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