Cardwell Travel Guide

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Tropical seaside Cardwell is on the North Queensland coast of eastern Australia. The Girrimay people are the Aboriginal traditional owners of Cardwell, with strong cultural links to the region. Cardwell resides in the Cardwell Shire, nestled between the inland rainforested Cardwell Range coastal escarpment and to the east, Hinchinbrook Island. Further east is the Great Barrier Reef.

The natural resources of the area are in close proximity to the major towns being, Cardwell, Tully and Mission Beach. Travel times to visit natural attractions and features of interest are reduced. Enabling greater amounts of "quality time" being spent at your destination(s), enjoying outdoor activities of choice.

Internet research is very productive to get you started on your journey. Major east coast Australian international/domestic transportation hubs are Cairns in the north and Townsville to the south of Cardwell. Commuter services such as Coaches and Rail will connect you to beach-side Cardwell.

For Visitor Information, visit the SWIT Guide website Cardwell (
To learn more about the Aboriginal cultural richness of the area, and emerging Aboriginal tourism ventures see the Girrignun Aboriginal Corporation website (, or that of the Jumbun Aboriginal Community (