The Best of Cardwell

You will find lots of things to do in Cardwell.    Explore Hinchinbrook Island, the world’s largest island national park. The Island is within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Have a wilderness experience by walking the world-renowned 32km Thorsbourne Trail located on the Island. The island’s cloud-covered mountains support fragile heath vegetation. Rainforest and Read More …

Mahogany Glider at Cardwell

The mahogany glider is named for its rich brown mahogany colour. The swamp mahogany tree, Lophostemon  suaveolens, in its habitat is vital. The scientific name Petaurus gracilis means slender rope dancer. They have been known to glide up to 60 metres with an average glide distance of 30 metres. The  mahogany glider is one of  Australia’s  most threatened mammals and Queensland’s Read More …

Charley’s Chocolate Factory wins international award

  Charley’s Chocolate Factory in Queensland’s far north has won an international cocoa award in Paris. Laura Polson Australian Associated Press  NOVEMBER 3, 20173:51PM Chocolate from a small far north Queensland town has hit the spot for judges in an international cocoa competition. Charley’s Chocolate Factory in Mission Beach beat entrants from all over the world Read More …

The 10 secret missions of Mission Beach

WRITTEN BY Steve Madgwick • October 31, 2017 – www.australiantraveller.com  Chic and airy: Bibesia Restaurant, Castaways Resort & Spa Mission Beach (photo: Elise Hassey) It’s a slice of Queensland the way it used to be, in both a modern and ancient context, where two World Heritage areas just happen to bump into each other.Silently chilling out on the Read More …

Activities in Kurrimine Beach

Information for Grey Nomads   Information for Families Fishing Camping Horse Riding Accommodation Caravaning  This picturesque fishing hamlet is home to to the award winning Kurrimine Beach Holiday Park, we are a family owned and operated park so you are always guaranteed a warm welcome.  Their guests are travellers and holidaymakers who appreciate the village atmosphere that Read More …

48 hours in Mission Beach and Tully

by HANNAH STATHAM (“The following blog by Hannah Statham was originally published on the Queensland Blog.”) The irony that the wettest town in Queensland is just 200-odd kilometres from the sunniest one, is not lost on us. North Queensland has always been an environment of contrasts: Rainforest: Reef Dry season: Wet Season Sugarcane: SpinifexSo the contrast of sleepy, beachside towns like Tully and Mission Beach compared Read More …