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McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery

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180 McLeod St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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"great history"

it's a good way to learn about Cairns' past. i enjoyed a bike tour guide, i was told how those... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sydney, Australia
If you drive or walk past, stop off for a wander. There's tree cover and its quaint

This Cemetary is charming. Well kept old graves. Metal wrought iron surrounds on some if the graves... read more

Reviewed 21 October 2017
Margaret S
Napier, New Zealand
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180 McLeod St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank winmac01
Reviewed 18 October 2016

I only view this cemetery from the road/car. But it looks like a lovely well kept old cemetery in the centre of Cairns.

Thank Strickes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

As my husband was born in Cairns we visited. His family have been in the area of here and Cooktown since the late 1800, s. We found ancestors buried here. He is a Burman and ancestors were Quin and O, sullivan. So was interesting how...More

Thank Susie M
Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Abbot Street Cemetary is a good place to visit for those interested in the early history of Cairns. The rotunda has an excellent record of those buried in the grounds and most have details of age, which is an eye-opener in many cases.

Thank Stuart S
Reviewed 14 August 2016

Historical cemetery with interesting pioneers buried here and some sad demises as well. There is occasionally a guided walk complete with period dress, band and actors illustrating various stories. This is an amazing event, well worth booking, guided with lanterns.

Thank Kim N
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Came across this little place by accident but well worth an hour of your time, if only to show respect for the past and appreciate how tough people had it. We are lucky to be here today thanks to their sacrifices.

Thank DesperateDanPenrith
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