Cardwell is situated on the Bruce Highway half way between Townsville and Cairns in the heart of the world renowned Great Green Way.  Cardwell offers magnificent views of the Coral Sea and the world famous Hinchinbrook Island (Australia’s largest island National Park).

Cardwell with Port Hinchinbrook in the distanceIt is the centre of a vast natural wonderland, including waterfalls, swimming holes, wilderness walking trails, mountain views and uniquely lodged between two world heritage listed areas – Wet Tropics and the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Areas.  Spectacular landscapes and seascapes of pristine wilderness areas offer visitors an array of activities that are sure to delight.

The shy DugongA boating mecca for cruising, sailing and fishing, the Hinchinbrook Channel and surrounding Coral Sea are a sports fisher’s dream. A public all weather, all tidal boat ramp with landing pontoon provides easy access to the surrounding islands and waterways.

A renowned getaway for self drive and short break visitors, Cardwell offers a variety of accommodation, charters and tours.

Cardwell is the gateway to both Hinchinbrook Island and the Cassowary Coast Region with the best boating, fishing and wilderness experiences along the North Queensland coast.

Forest DriveFantastic fresh seafoodWorld renowned sportfishing