Located halfway between Townsville and Cairns, Cardwell is the gateway to the Hinchinbrook experience of untamed wilderness, superb beaches, deserted islands, fishing, crabbing and oystering.
Cardwell’s picturesque Port Hinchinbrook developmentĀ provides a marina with a beautiful mountain backdrop, a public boat ramp and repairs and maintenance facilities for anglers and boaties. It’s widely acknowledged that Cardwell is ranked second to none when it comes to all weather and all tide boating. With 22 islands off the coast and the spectacular Hinchinbrook Channel offering 45km of fully protected boating and fishing, it’s the boatie’s paradise.
On the mainland, Cardwell is the centre of a vast Natural Wonderland. Visit Wallaman Falls, Australia’s highest single drop waterfall (305m); the remote; but popular Blencoe Falls and Attie Creek Falls. Swimming holes and Forest Dries with well-maintained picnic and BBQ areas are many. Trek the wilderness walking tracks, climb Mount Bartle Freer (Queensland’s highest mountain); enjoy the thrill of white water rafting and canoeing or relax and unwind in one of the areas many crystal clear freshwater swimming holes.

Facilities in this Town:

  • • Accommodation
  • • Art Gallery
  • • BBQ
  • • Bowling Green
  • • Caravan Park
  • • Country Club
  • • Golf Course
  • • IGA Supermarket
  • • Library
  • • Medical Centre
  • • Pharmacy
  • • Police
  • • Restaurants
  • • RSL
  • • Tennis Court

Connect with this town

Local Information Centre:

Cardwell Rainforest & Reef Visitor Information Centre
142 Victoria Street
Cardwell QLD 4849
PH: 07 4066 8601