Cardwell Bush Telegraph. Photo: Cassowary Coast Regional Council.

Cardwell Bush Telegraph

Built in 1870 is one of the oldest buildings in North Queensland. The telegraph office building has survived from the earliest days of Cardwell’s history, despite cyclones and termites.

Useful information

53 Victoria Street, Cardwell, QLD


Gift shop
Disabled access
Accessible toilets
Guided tours by request

Opening hours

Monday9am – 4.30pm
Tuesday9am – 4.30pm
Wednesday9am – 4.30pm
Thursday9am – 4.30pm
Friday9am – 4.30pm
Saturday9am – 1pm
Sunday10am – 2pm

More information about Cardwell Bush Telegraph

The interpretive elements of the Cardwell Bush Telegraph have been designed to enhance the public’s understanding and appreciation of the local history of the Cardwell area, focusing on the role and operation of the Telegraph Station. The building has been entered on the Queensland Heritage Register, the Register of National Trust and the Register of National Estate of the Australian Heritage Commission.

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