What a great coastal village this is.
What a surprise and right from the outset be sure to stay at a minimum
Cardwell is just some 25k’s north of
Ingham and is on the coast. Just off Hitchinbrook Island. Cardwell is
the destination launch point for campers to stay on Hitchinbrook.
Cardwell, not surprisingly is a north
Qld coast growth centre that has continued unabated through the recent
The first Europeans settled in the
area in January 1864 in order to create a port initially called "Port
Hitchinbrook". Subsequently the town was renamed Cardwell after Lord
Cardwell, for reasons by the writer remain unknown
Seaward lies the Coral Sea, Great
Barrier Reef and Lagoon, Rockingham Bay and the Hitchinbrook Channel.
Tropical continental island National Parks are visible from Cardwell.
The Coral Sea Memorial,
hidden is an important visit. Allow plenty of time to read the many
that is located in the grounds.
Likewise the Aboriginal Museum;
succinct and easy to appreciate.
The Churches in Cardwell are
The Hotel is a well patronized
surviving modern structure.
The Museum is represented at the
‘Post Office’ and the Info Office.
The War Memorial has great presence
on the coast looking outward to sea.
A surprise and very easy to enjoy.