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Sad but interesting

Definitely worth a visit to this cemetery, if you’re into this type of thing. It’s a sad but... read more

Reviewed 2 June 2018
Gayle J
The Old Cemetery

Most of the tombstones were quite old. There were many of them. I was quite impressed what was... read more

Reviewed 7 April 2018
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180 McLeod St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4044 3044
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Reviewed 7 August 2018

This large cemetary is very close to the centre of cairns. Although it is fenced it is not that well maintained but if you had older family buried here before 1949 it could be a uaeful place to research your history

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Reviewed 2 June 2018

Definitely worth a visit to this cemetery, if you’re into this type of thing. It’s a sad but interesting experience. Lots of young kids and babies.

Thank Gayle J
Reviewed 3 May 2018

This was something I thought I would have enjoyed. it just does not live up to the hype. something to do if you've got time to kill but don't go out of your way

Thank Tina M
Reviewed 7 April 2018

Most of the tombstones were quite old. There were many of them. I was quite impressed what was written on their tombs. All of a sudden, I heard some bats making noise, flying over the cemetery. Quite an interesting place! It was interesting how people...More

Thank Robby G C
Reviewed 5 April 2018

Visited as part of a bike tour, interesting history to the founding of Cairns and its development. Shaded and interesting to visit.

Thank Terry Q
Reviewed 13 February 2018

it's a good way to learn about Cairns' past. i enjoyed a bike tour guide, i was told how those early pioneers struggled to survive and their burial had to be moved locations. without their sacrifices we wouldn't be able to enjoy what Cairns is...More

Thank _tamaflavensen
Reviewed 21 October 2017

This Cemetary is charming. Well kept old graves. Metal wrought iron surrounds on some if the graves and elaborate headstones. It's a special place for this city to cherish.

Thank Margaret S
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Very interesting to find out who were Cairns pioneers. Amazing what the life expectancy was and what people died from at the time. Stone masonary on some of the graves is fantastic. Well worth a visit only ten minutes walk from Cairns central.

Thank jjelm
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

The cemetery is a small, quiet oasis on the edge of the city. There is a bit of historical information in rotunda, including a list of names of all those buried in the grounds and their age at death. This, plus the grave markers, show...More

Thank Trevor W
Reviewed 20 July 2017

The graves are in need of attention but some show an insite into Cairns history and the people that lost their lives building the area. Certainly worth a look.

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