Cardwell is a gateway to a surprising number of natural wonders

Conveniently located half-way between the tropical cities of Cairns and Townsville, Cardwell caters to thousands of travellers who pass through each day. To help plan your road trip visit the RACQ trip planner or

One of the best things about the area, is its relaxed, North Queensland lifestyle, where you can still have a yarn with locals in an old Queensland pub, and where farming and fishing are still the dominant way-of-life.

Make time to visit world heritage listed Hinchinbrook Island,  magnificent Wallaman Falls and picturesque Murray Falls.

Cardwell Beachfront Motel is a 10-minute drive from Port Hinchinbrook and only an hour from Mission Beach. Cardwell is renowned for it's fishing and boasts a bowls club, 9 hole golf club, Country Club, olympic-sized swimming  pool and an RSL.  It's a gateway to scenic waterfalls, national parks and much of nature's tropical wonderland.  The Cardwell Beachfront Motel is situated both on the highway, and on the beachfront, a short stroll to the famous pier and within walking distance of a choice of dining options.

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Cardwell attractions

Nearby attractions

Boating & Fishing

Cardwell events

For up to date events see the Tropical Coast Tourism page.