Monday to Friday 9.00am – 4.30pm, Saturday to Sunday 10.00am – 1.00pm Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Public Holidays 10.00am – 1.00pm
|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.
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.
The visitor is led to the final encounter with the delightful talking eel.Â 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.
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.Â
As well, the desk offers printed material on Queensland National Parks, native local flora & fauna, walking trails and issues camping permits.
At the entrance, two â€˜Green Frogsâ€™, the Great Green Wayâ€™s recognisable emblem, are prominently visible to catch the eye of the passing motorist.