McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery, Cairns

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A heritage-listed cemetery containing over 2,500 graves, McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery features a 19th-century design complete with a well-maintained landscape of trees and flowers. Stroll among the headstones, which often include the deceased's last place of residence and occupation. The grave sites here represent Cairns' early multicultural make-up, with different levels of society and religions resting here. Use our Cairns vacation planner to add McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery and other attractions to your Cairns vacation plans.
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  • This Cemetary is charming. Well kept old graves. Metal wrought iron surrounds on some if the graves and elaborate headstones. It's a special place for this city to cherish.  more »
  • Very interesting to find out who were Cairns pioneers. Amazing what the life expectancy was and what people died from at the time. Stone masonary on some of the graves is fantastic. Well worth a visit...  more »
  • The cemetery is a small, quiet oasis on the edge of the city. There is a bit of historical information in rotunda, including a list of names of all those buried in the grounds and their age at death. ...  more »
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  • Don't be put off by previous poster. Quiet enough to imagine. A memorial to someone who died to malaria. A lamp post which reminds me of Lantern Waste in Narnia.
  • Small cemetery, nothing really, but you can sit on a bench amongst some trees

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Though Cairns seems to offer an endless selection of cozy rooms, most budget-friendly options remain fully booked through the high season, stretching from June to September. Reserve early if you want a hotel room packed with amenities, or look for alternative lodgings in the city's smaller inns. As the backpacker capital of northern Queensland, Cairns features dozens of economical hostels providing comfortable beds and free Wi-Fi. For something far more luxurious, look for centrally located rental apartments with spacious rooms and harbor views.
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