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Cardwell

Situated on the waterfront of the Northern entrance to the Hinchinbrook Channel, Cardwell is a small town with all civic facilities and a great retail centre. It is the oldest town in Tropical North Queensland and was founded in 1864.

Cardwell is renowned for its great fishing, crabbing, prawning and natural attractions. Cardwell is also situated adjacent to two World Heritage areas – the Great Barrier Reef to the east and the Wet Tropics Rainforest to the west.

Distance from Brisbane (State Capital): 1,536 kilometres.

Activites and Experiences at Cardwell

  • Off Road Driving
  • Birdwatching
  • Bushwalking
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Crabbing
  • Cruising
  • Scuba-Diving
  • Driving
  • Fishing – Beach
  • Fishing – Estuary
  • Fishing – Deep Sea
  • Flora
  • Golfing
  • Sailing
  • Scenic Flight
  • Sightseeing
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Marine Animal watching
  • Walking
  • Water-based
  • White Water Rafting
  • Accommodation
  • Ambulance
  • Automatic Teller Machine
  • Banking Facilities
  • Beach
  • Boat Ramp
  • Bottled Gas
  • Chemist
  • Service Club
  • Coach Stop
  • Fuel
  • Golf
  • Public Bar
  • Jetty
  • Mechanical Services
  • Medical Facilities
  • National Park
  • Newsagent
  • Police
  • Post Office
  • Public Telephone
  • Restaurant
  • Sporting Facilities
  • Supermarket
  • Swimming Pool
  • Takeaway Food
  • Tennis Court
  • Visitor Centres
  • Places of Worship
  • Active
  • Adventure
  • Aussie Lifestyle
  • Beach
  • Caravan and Camping
  • Diving
  • Eco Tourism
  • Educational
  • Environmental
  • Fishing
  • Flora and Fauna
  • Golf
  • Island
  • Marine
  • National Park
  • Nature based
  • Off road
  • Pub Stay
  • Rainforest
  • Wilderness
  • Wildlife
  • RTN, QH and National Distributors (TQ)
  • 18-35’s
  • Adult Getaway
  • Backpacking/Unstructured
  • Budget
  • Empty Nesters
  • Family
  • Group
  • Self-Drive
  • Senior
  • Single
  • Townsville Enterprises
  • Tourism Tropical North Qld
  • Visitor Information Centre

Nearest Airport: Townsville Aiport

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