Tolga & Walkamin
WWII History | Rocky Creek Memorial Park | Art Galleries
- Tolga Museum
- Rocky Creek War Memorial Park
A thriving community today, Tolga began life as a simple staging post. At the outbreak of World War II, the region became a training centre and staging base for allied forces. Discover the past at the Tolga Museum which houses memorabilia of WWII and the local timber and agriculture industries.
Rocky Creek Memorial Park
Just north of Tolga is Rocky Creek Memorial Park. During 1943 to 1945 the entire Atherton Tablelands became the largest military base in Australia hosting between 100,000 and 300,000 troops from 140 different units. Rocky Creek Memorial Park was established over a decade ago at what was originally the site of the largest field hospital in the southern hemisphere and honours servicemen and women.
Walkamin is a vibrant rural community located between Atherton and Mareeba and just north of Tolga and home to the award winning Mt Uncle Distillery.