More of the Beautiful Cassowary Coast

The Tropical North Queensland area of the Cassowary Coast from Cardwell to Babinda is the home of the endangered flightless Cassowary.  At Etty Bay and Mission Beach you are virtually guaranteed to see one of these spectacular birds.  Unspoilt beaches all to yourself, sailing, boating, hiking, diving or snorkeling, this part of the world is definitely a place of variety where there is something to please even the most discerning … Continue readingMore of the Beautiful Cassowary Coast

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 eucalypt forest descend to a mangrove-lined channel in the west with bays, beaches and rocky … Continue readingThe Best of Cardwell

Mahogany Glider at Cardwell

The mahogany glider is named for its rich brown mahogany colour.  This little marsupial is now endangered. 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 only listed endangered glider species. There are believed to be … Continue readingMahogany Glider at Cardwell