Continuing north towards Cairns and after Townsville we arrive at Ingham. Ingham is another sugar town that continues to display a good degree of wealth. The nearby Wallaman Falls are beginning to drive tourism activity along with an ever increasing coastal developments and parks. Ingham does have a bit of a buzz about it, even on Sunday when we stayed overnight; and we recommend that.

The cultural history of the town, for one, is unique and rich with stories from the cane cutting days, which saw Italian migrants coming to live in the area. The town is known as “Little Italy”. The Australian-Italian festival is held every May in Ingham. The first Italian immigrants came to Ingham in the 1890s and today more than half the population of the town are of Italian descent. During the Second World War, the Italians in Ingham were captured and held in detention centres, until after the war.

A stroll around the streets of Ingham is highly recommended.

The gardens that include the War Memorial are a nice green escape from the industry of the main precinct.

The Ingham churches are classic brick structures.

The War Memorial is in the town gardens.

The Station Hotel quite rightly has heritage listing. So too the East Ingham . Many of the hotels are turn of the century structures. Including the Hotel Noola. For the campervan traveler is recommended.

Some 50k’s from Ingham are the Wallaman  Falls. These are well worth the three hour round trip, inclusive of refreshment at the Trebonne Hotel on the return trip.

Ingham is a great town. Allow a minimum of an evening stopover.

Diary notes




Fireplace Dump Station
General Store Bottled Gas
Internet Caravan
Camping 4WD
Kitchen Facilities Disabled access
Laundry Toilets
Campervans Accommodation
Meals   Airport
Pets Allowed   Boat Ramp
Telephone Picnic Area
Roadside Rest Area Electricity
Scenic Swimming
Tap water   Thermal Area
Stream Water   Walking tracks
Rotary Club Lions Club
Gymnasium Gardens
Winery Whitewater Rafting
Surfing   Skydiving
Skiing Scenic Flights
Postal Service Police
Movie Location   Mountain Biking
Kayaking   Jet Boating
Information Hospital
Hang Gliding Golf Course