Attractions & Tours

So much to see and do in the region.

BagusThe Historic Cardwell Post Office & Bush Telegraph Station situated in the government precinct on the Cardwell foreshore offers visitors a window to Cardwell’s history.  Built in 1870, the Bush telegraph station is one of the oldest buildings in North Queensland.  The building has been entered on the Queensland Heritage Register, the Register of National Trust and the Register of the National Estate of the Australian Heritage Commission.

Bush TelegraphThe Cardwell Art Gallery, situated on the Bruce Highway features the works of local artists.  Visitors can purchase a wide range of arts and crafts often depicting local scenery and wildlife.

At Girringun, an Aboriginal cultural centre, you will discover facts about the local aboriginal people, their past and customs.  With the recently opened “Keeping Place” (Museum) Cardwell’s Aboriginals at last have a home for original artifacts which had been dispersed throughout the world.

Girringun Aboriginal Cultural CentreAnother must-see is the Battle of the Coral Sea Memorial Park, which pays tribute to the Australian and American soldiers of World War II. Walk the shady paths to see the wall of plaques commemorating the servicemen and you’ll come to a picnic area which offers stunning ocean and island views and BBQ facilities for your convenience.  Each May a ceremony is held to commemorate the battle of the Coral Sea and to remember all of those who fought for our freedom.

Edmund Kennedy National Park is within the World Tropics World Heritage Area.  Few parts of North Queensland’s wet tropics can boast the range of vegetation types found in this park.  Only 4klm north of Cardwell, Edmund Kennedy National Park offers visitors walking trails, beach access, picnic area and carpark.