Atherton Chinatown. Photo courtesy of National Trust of Queensland.

Atherton Chinatown – Hou Wang Temple & Museum

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

Useful information

86 Herberton Road, Atherton, QLD


Gift shop
Disabled access
Accessible toilets
Guided tours by request

Opening hours

Tuesday10am – 2pm
Wednesday10am – 2pm
Thursday10am – 2pm
Friday10am – 2pm
Saturday10am – 2pm

More information about Atherton Chinatown – Hou Wang Temple & Museum

The exhibitions orient visitors to the Atherton Chinatown site. Information panels, images, objects and interactive displays give the visitors relevant historical insight into the 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 the Atherton Chinatown, however visitors are also able to stroll the grounds and gardens as a part of a self-guided tour, following the interpretative signs their own pace.

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