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Mount Garnet

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• Atherton Tablelands
• Cairns

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Small town with a chequered mining history. Approximately 200km from Cairns the area was first settled in the early 1900's to mine copper. The valuable ore was shipped to the coast by Camel trains initially and then by rail to the coast.

Not long after this the price of copper fell making the mine unprofitable. The miners then turned their attention to tin which was also found in abundance nearby.

Today no serious mining takes place in the area, however visitors and tourists come here from all over to try their hand at gold prospecting and gemstone prospecting.

In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre Tropical Tableland Promotion Bureau
Old Post Office Gallery Information Centre
Herberton Rd, ATHERTON QLD 4883
Ph: 07 4091 4222
Fax: 07 4091 5828

Mount Garnet Attractions

Bill Brotherton
• Local character in Opal Street. Wide variety of gemstones and rock types collected over many years from the local area.
Wurruma Swamp
• Permanent swamp on the northern edge of the town. Huge variety of waterbirds and other animals make this swamp their home.
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Mount Garnet Distance

Distance to Mount Garnet
• Following are some approximate distances by road to Mount Garnet:
• Atherton 96
• Brisbane 1,679
• Cairns 159
• Innisfail 130
• Ravenshoe 45
• Townsville 130
Distances given are only approximation, they should be verified with the appropriate maps.
The Australian Automotive Motoring Associations also offer select access to travel trip planners.

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