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Queensland Explore Centre - Cardwell

Cardwell Visitor & Heritage Centre

The centre has a wide range of local and regional information along with great views of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and Hinchinbrook Island. We have information on national parks, adventure tourist route Kirrama Range Road, the Forest Drive tourist route, rainforests and the islands of the Great Barrier Reef.  Cardwell is the gateway to Hinchinbrook Island and its Thorsborne Walking Trail, as well as great fishing destinations.

The Cardwell Bush Telegraph is the old telegraph station and post office whihc was built in 1870 so the visitor information centre is also a great place to look around and learn about North Queensland's pioneering days.. 

Opening Hours:

Mon- Fri: 9.00am – 4:30pm | Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm | Sunday & PH: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Cardwell Explore Centre Photo credit: Cardwell Explore Centre

What We Offer:

  • Travel information
  • Booking Service
  • Retail Shopping
  • Hinchinbrook Island & Fishing Charter Bookings
  • Toilets
  • Free WI-FI

Top 10 things to do around the region:

1. Take a Hinchinbrook Island Day Cruise
2. Discover Five Mile swimming hole
3. Head to Cardell lookout - with views over Rockingham Bay and Hinchinbrook Island
4. Visit Edmund Kennedy National Park
5. Stroll the Cardwell Foreshore
6. Ask the locals where to get the best sand crab
7. Learn the impact of Cyclone Yasi at the Historic Bush Telegraph building
8. Catch a Barra or spot a Croc from Cardwell Jetty
9. Walk the Dalrymple Gap Track
10. Checkout the Cardwell Art Gallery

Contact us:

Phone: 07 4066 2412
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Website: www.tropicalcoasttourism.com.au