Cardwell Rainforest & Reef Information Centre

Cardwelll Rainforest & Reef Visitor Information CentreOPEN
Monday to Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm, Saturday to Sunday 10.00am – 1.00pm                   Public Holidays 10.00am – 1.00pm




Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority
2008 Visitor Information Centre
of the Year 
(2 to 3 staff)

Winner 2008 North Queensland Tourism Awards Finalist 2007 Queensland Tourism Awards
The Cardwell Rainforest & Reef Visitor Information Centre is an information centre with a difference. It is the only centre in the history of Queensland where three bodies (one state, one local government and one private) have joined forces to form a business.

Cardwelll Rainforest & Reef Visitor Information Centre
The centre (and building), is owned by the Environmental Protection Agency, has 1.5 full time employees funded by the Cassowary Coast Regional Council, while being operated under the umbrella of Great Green Way Tourism Inc. (a not for profit organisation).

Situated right on the waterfront in the heart of Cardwell, this eco tourism facility specialises in providing both tourist and interpretive information about Cardwell, Hinchinbrook Island and Channel and environs.

Rainforest & Reef Visitor Information CentreThe Centre is an accredited Wet Tropics Visitor Information Centre.
Read our Climate Change Statement.

A larger than life vivid sculptural display takes the visitor on an enchanted journey as the history and structure of the peoples, landscape and wildlife is told. Talking Eel

The visitor is led to the final encounter with the delightful talking eel. From a large, colourful reception area and gift shop, experienced staff offer information on accommodation and local tours, while both a video presentation and a digital dvd and monitor display non-stop footage of local attractions. Rainforest & Reef Visitor Information Centre

The Centre also offers a computerised information kiosk to allow direct online access to National Parks bookings and enquiries. This is a first for North Queensland and one of only three in Queensland. 

As well, the desk offers printed material on Queensland National Parks, native local flora & fauna, walking trails and issues camping permits.

Dugong displayThe Cardwell Rainforest & Reef Centre attracts visitors from all over the world and is easily accessible to self-drive & tour group visitors alike. 

At the entrance, two ‘Green Frogs’, the Great Green Way’s recognisable emblem, are prominently visible to catch the eye of the passing motorist.

Phone: (07) 4066 8601
Fax: (07) 4066 8116
142 Victoria St, Cardwell 4849
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