Masters Games – Cairns 2019

Masters Games - Cairns 2019

Old Miners Hut at Petford

While at the Masters Games – Cairns 2019, it would be a shame not to see all that is available. That not only includes the Reef but also the history and beauty found behind Cairns where the discovery of minerals shaped the region and led to the establishment of Cairns, Port Douglas, and Cooktown.

Masters Games - Cairns 2019

Cairns Highlands

Perentie Tours specialize in this and are available for couples and small group tours departing each morning in Cairns upon demand. Have a look at the website to see the options available and don’t be afraid to make a special tour request.

Tours include an Outback Day tour to remote mining towns such as Irvinebank, first know as Gibbs Camp and founded in 1884. A mill and dam were constructed as it became a thriving town. In 1911 the population was 1264 but has now shrunk to just 90. The ruins of those bustling years can still be seen.

A Two Day Tour to the famous mining and caving destination of Chillagoe is also available as well as various other private charter destinations.

Don’t be disappointed and get in early to book your tour.

Further information can be found at

About Gary Bondeson

Gary has been directly involved in tourism in Far North Queensland since the 1990’s. His passion for the area was inspired by the rich history and many points of interest concentrated in the region and felt a strong desire to share this with others. Gary is heavily involved with tourism development and even co-hosted an episode of the popular travel show 'The Great Outdoors’ with Tom Williams showing the limestone caves of Chillagoe located 200kms west of Cairns. After being away for 5 years, Gary has now returned to the area that he holds so dear to his heart to share his knowledge and experience with those who wish to have a Fair Dinkum Ozzy experience.

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