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Atherton Chinatown

86 Herberton Rd, Atherton QLD 4883
Postal address
86 Herberton Rd, Atherton QLD 4883
Opening hours
Wed-Sun 11am-4pm

The National Trust property, Atherton Chinatown, incorporates an interpretive centre and the Hou Wang Temple. The museum is located in the old Atherton Post Office building.

The exhibitions orient visitors to the Atherton Chinatown site. Information panels, images, objects and interactive displays give the visitors relevant historical insight into Chinese culture and adaptions to day to day life in far north Queensland. Important temple objects including the official temple seal are also on display.

The Hou Wang temple is the only remaining Chinatown building. It is also the only original timber and iron Chinese Temple in Australia and New Zealand. Guided tours of the temple are a highlight of a visit to Atherton Chinatown, however visitors are also able to stroll the grounds and gardens as part of a self guided tour following the interpretive signs at their own pace.


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