Things to Do

Things To DoPlaces To Go
Walk along the foreshoreCardwell & Port Hinchinbrook Jetties
Bike ridingRainforest and Reef Visitor Centre
Fish on the jetty, beach or boatBush Telegraph and Museum
Drive through Cardwell State ForestAttie Creek Falls
BoatingCardwell Spa Pool
Wine & DineCardwell Pub and Resturants
Off shore fishingTully Golden Gumboot
Crocodile SpottingAlligators Nest
SwimmingTully Sugar Mill Tours
Turtle watchingMission Beach
Golf and Lawn BowlsWallaman Falls
Dining outEtty Bay
Hike to Cardwell LookoutKurramine Beach
Visit Hinchinbrook IslandParnonella Park
Cassowaries SpottingIngham
 Mountain Bike TracksHinchinbrook Island

Cardwell Town

The Cardwell Foreshore has recently been given a $40 Million Upgrade!  It stretches from the Port of Hinchinbrook right around to the Coral Sea Park.  With stunning views to Hinchinbrook Island along the entire walk, the Cardwell Jetty is the focal point with Jetty Plaza at its entrance with easy access to the Cardwell Visitor Centre.  It also boasts a children’s’ playgrounds, bbq areas, shelters, an amphitheatre, gym equipment, viewing areas and also another large playground area with bbqs  and picnic tables at the Coral Sea Park end.  A fantastic way to spend a family day out!  The Kookaburra Holiday Park is the best value accommodation in Cardwell.

The Rainforest and Reef Visitor Centre, Cardwell Bush Telegraph Museum and Information Centre, Girringun Art Centre and the Hinchinbrook Art Gallery are all great places to learn about the region, it’s history and it’s vibrant communities.


The Carwell Forest Drive is a 26 km loop which visits the Cardwell Lookout, Attie Creek Falls, Dead Horse Creek and the famous Cardwell Spa Pool.  The drive its suitable for most weather conditions but the gravel roads and creek crossings maybe effected by heavy rains.

Notable waterfalls in the area include Wallaman Falls, Australia’s highest single drop waterfall (305m), the remote but spectacular Blencoe Falls as well as the nearby, beautiful Murray Falls. 

For the more sporting inclined a game of golf, tennis or bowls is on offer. For even more adventure, how about a white water rafting trip down the nearby Tully Gorge. You can even enjoy some local markets almost all year round.

Fishing and Boating at Cardwell

The fishing enthusiast will lack no opportunity in this premier fishing region! From the novice to the expert, all will have the opportunity to go freshwater or beach fishing, prawning and crabbing. 

For those who have their own boat, estuary, creek, reef and island fishing is easily accessible. No Boat!  Check out Boab Boat Hire.

There are also regular reef and estuary fishing trips available that depart from Cardwell.