Tours

TYTO offers a number of tours throughout the year operated alongside an extensive event programme. All tours can be adapted to suit larger touring groups and we are happy to arrange bespoke tours, inclusive of food and beverage options, to cater to special interest, social and educational groups.

Walking Tour

A journey that brings to life a yesteryear that shaped the great pioneering cane community of Hinchinbrook. Work the land via agricultural heritage displays and rest to enjoy a traditional Cane Cutters Smoko.

Guided Tour

The fully guided tour is conducted primarily by local historian Bianka Vidonja Balanzategui who is also the author of The Herbert River Story, available for sale at TYTO.

The tour introduces you to the history of the Sugar Industry in the region via a short DVD, you then take a walk through authentic original implements and rest to enjoy a traditional cane cutters smoko (with a few mod cons) under the eucalypt trees in the parklands.

Price: Adult $25.00pp and children 5 to 14 $15.00pp.

When: Tuesdays and Saturdays 10am. Minimum number of four patrons are required for the tour to go ahead.

Groups: Tours can also be made via appointment for a day suited to touring with group savings available.

Booking: Bookings can be made at Hinchinbrook Shire Library 4776 4614 or TYTO Information and Wetland Centre 4776 4792 .

Where: Meeting point for the start of the tour is Hinchinbrook Shire Library.

Capability: This tour is conducted on relatively flat ground and suitable for all abilities. Wheelchair friendly. Ground in areas is uneven.

Self Guide

Discover the history at your leisure with accompanying brochure and plaques that tell the history via implements used to fell the field.

How to get to the Sugar Tracks Display

The display is located in the TYTO Parklands. Turn into Macrossan Avenue off the Bruce Highway, Ingham, where you will find parking in front of Sugar Tracks. If taking the guided tour, continue up the pathway into the TYTO Piazza and follow signage to the Hinchinbrook Shire Library.

Alternatively you can park in the McIlwraith Street (off the Bruce Highway, Ingham) car park and walk up the stairs to the Hinchinbrook Shire Library.

Walking Tour

TYTO Wetlands is a 110 hectare rehabilitated wetland area, home to unique flora and fauna including over 240 species of birds (27.4% of Australia’s bird species in one location) and many Agile Wallabies. With extensive walking tracks, bird hides and viewing platforms, it is a great way to get up close and personal to wildlife with the most rewarding experiences found in the early morning or late afternoon.

Explore on your own or take a tour with our expert guides. Maps, bird lists and local tips are available from the Information and Wetlands Centre to enhance your experience. The fully accredited visitor information centre boasts fun, interpretive and interactive displays of the wetlands as a prelude to exploring.

Guided Tour

Price: Adults $10.00pp and children 5 to 14 – $3.00pp.

When: Tuesdays and Saturdays from 9am. Minimum number of four patrons are required for the tour to go ahead.

Groups: Tours for groups can be made via appointment for a day suitable to the organisation with group savings available.

Where: Meet at TYTO Information and Wetland Centre Capability: This tour is conducted on relatively flat ground with some uneven areas and is suitable for all abilities. Large or motorized wheelchair access is available by prior arrangement. Please contact staff for access details.

Self Guide

Discover TYTO Wetland flora and fauna at your leisure. Brochures available from the TYTO Information and Wetlands Centre and the Hinchinbrook Shire Library.

How to get to the TYTO Wetlands

The TYTO Wetlands are located at the end of Cooper Street off the Bruce Highway in Ingham. Turn into Cooper Street at the TYTO Information and Wetland Centre and continue to the end of Cooper Street, following signage to the TYTO Wetlands car park. Area is signed.

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