Sunset Heritage Tour of Croydon, Queensland (Live Online)
May 26, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM
This is a 45-minute, live, interactive, online virtual tour. Visit the website below to register for and join this tour.
In the late 19th century, Croydon – some 500 kilometres inland from Cairns – was a diverse, bustling town surrounded by satellite gold mining townships. At least of 7,000 people lived here – including members of one of the largest settlements of Chinese in northern Australia. 23,675 kilograms of gold were mined from the fields here over a 35-year period. The gold is gone but heritage buildings and historic artefacts remain.
Croydon is now a tiny town on a popular tourist route, the Savannah Way. On this tour we’ll visit Croydon in early evening as the sun sets and the feature lighting illuminates the buildings of the Heritage Precinct. You’ll learn a bit about Croydon as it was and as it is while having a look at the four 19th century buildings that make up Croydon’s Heritage Precinct – the Police Sergeant’s Residence (1897), the Police Station (1896), Croydon Courthouse (1887), and Town Hall (1890). The tour may wander a bit further around town and have a peak at the 1887 Croydon Club Hotel – the last pub standing where once there were dozens.
This tour is being conducted by the Croydon Tourism Officer utilising the HeyGo.com platform.
Plan Your Visit
May 3rd, 6:15 PM
May 26th, 6:00 PM