MOUNT GARNET

Now on Highway One and heading west after Ravenshoe we come upon the first of the small towns as we head for Normanton and Kuramba. Like many of the towns in this area Mount Garnet too owes it beginnings to the old mining era. Mount Garnet is less pretentious in regard to that past affiliation.

Mount Garnet is a small town and was built as a mining community in the 1800s and several minerals can be found in the area, including tin, copper and garnet. The Mountain itself, situated a few hundred metres from the state school, was a main vein of tin and garnet in the late 1800s. Open mine shafts still litter the mountain only covered with sheets of tin. A beautiful landscape neglected by proper care, a definite tourist attraction for the common hiker.

The churches in Mount Garnet have survived cyclonic weather.

The Mount Garnet War Memorial is enhanced with the story in the mural.

The Mount Garnet Hotel has a great profile and many a tall story to divulge.

A stop off is essential to walk the streets and see the street names association with minerals.

 

 

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