Cardwell is the perfect half-way between Townsville and Cairns. Hidden away there you will find some wonderful jewels like this one: Cardwell Blue Pools, which nearly broke the internet when pictures like this caught the attention of the Australian media.
Historic Cardwell was settled in 1864. It is the only town in the world where two world heritage listed areas adjoin. The world heritage wet tropics and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
Cardwell offers a range of attractions, siteseeing, annual events and historical places to visit. The Cardwell Rainforest and Reef Visitor Information Centre has a magnificent interpretative display capturing all the flora and fauna native to the area. Staff at the Centre provide expert advice on points of interest, along with information on the region’s history. Cardwell also offers a wide range of accommodation.
Port Hinchinbrook has a Marina, public boat ramp and repairs and maintenance facilities. There are 22 islands off the coast and the spectacular Hinchinbrook channel offering 45 kilometres of fully protected boating and fishing.