• Cardwell is immersed in a natural wonderland, surrounded by pristine waterfallsswimming holeswilderness walking trailspicturesque mountainssecluded island beaches, and sensational fishing.

  • Overlooking Hinchinbrook Island, Cardwell boasts state of the art foreshore and recreational facilities, Port Hinchinbrook boating and fishing infrastructure, as well as direct access to famous Hinchinbrook Island, the Great Barrier Reef and the northern gateway to Cairns and Cape York.

  • Beachside Cardwell is the gateway to stunning Hinchinbrook Island NP and the Cassowary Coast Region, offering unparalleled fishing and boating, and exceptional wilderness and holiday experiences.

  • Cardwell is a beachside playground, with various annual events, breathtaking scenery, historical places to visit and unforgettable pristine wilderness.

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List of Activities and Attractions

1. Bushwalking

  • Thosborne Trail (Hinchinbrook Island)
  • Edmund Kennedy National Park

2. Fishing + Boating

  • Direct access to the Hinchinbrook Channel, Coral Sea, surrounding islands + meandering mangrove creeks
  • Port Hinchinbrook – state of the art marina with repair + maintenance facilities
  • Public, all weather, all tide boat ramp with landing pontoon
  • Crabbing

3. Scenic Drives

  • Cardwell Forest Drive
  • Kennedy Valley

4. Swimming + Waterfalls + Camping

  • Attie Creek
  • Dead Horse Creek + spa pool
  • 5 Mile swimming hole
  • Blencoe Falls (Girringun NP)
  • Murray Falls
  • Hinchinbrook Island

5. Attractions

  • Old Cardwell Post office + Telegraph Station (1870)
  • Cardwell Art Gallery
  • Girringun Aboriginal Cultural Centre
  • Cardwell Rainforest + Reef Info Centre
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