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Cadwell Attractions

Blencoe Falls: these spectacular 91m falls are in a remote area behind Cardwell on Blencoe Creek and can be reached on a dry-weather-only road, which takes you to the top of the falls, and provides spectacular views of the Herbert River Gorge.

Five Mile Swimming Hole: this attractive picnic spot and cool, shaded swimming hole, safe from crocs, sharks and stingers, is popular all year round. Excellent facilities including barbecues, toilets and easy access to the water have been provided by the Department of Natural Resources, just 700m off the highway, 7km south of Cardwell.

Cardwell Bush Telegraph Heritage Centre: Historic Post Office & Telegraph Station, built in 1870 is one of the oldest buildings in North Queensland. Closed in 1983 after serving the public for 113 years it has now reopened as a Heritage Centre and is Cardwell's link in the Queensland Heritage Trails Network.

Hinchinbrook Island: is Australia's largest island National Park, surrounded by the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef, and is home to a secluded resort. There are no jet skis, powerboats or loud nightclubs, just first class accommodation and service amid lush rainforests, sandy beaches, excellent snorkelling and a variety of bird and marine life, including the rare and beautiful dugong.


Dive the Great Barrier Reef


Reef Fish