Things to See & Do
Fishing and Boating in Hinchinbrook and Lucinda
The Hinchinbrook Island National Park marine area, including the Hinchinbrook Channel and on the Great Barrier Reef itself, is a popular fishing destination for people from not only Townsville, Cairns, Far North Queensland and Queensland, but also from throughout Australia.
Australians from more temperate climates enjoy extended fishing-focused holidays on Far North Queensland’s Cassowary Coast, while keen anglers from Townsville just 90 minutes to the south, and from Cairns, approximately three hours north, form an integral part of the holidaymaker community chasing the monster coral trout, mackerel, Grunter, Big Reds and barramundi, among many other types of fish species, that are abundant in Hinchinbrook waters.
The Lucinda Cove Resort is perfectly located next to the main, public four-lane boat ramp, while the Resort itself features its own private pontoon. Enjoy weekend fishing with all the creature comforts of home provided by the Resort, including waterfront BBQ areas and a resort style infinity swimming pool.
For those that do not bring their own boat, you can fish from the private pontoon or we can recommend charter fishing and boating services provided by a number of local operators.
Visit Hinchinbrook Island National Park
The Lucinda Cove Resort offers stunning views of the Hinchinbrook Island National Park, Australia’s largest island national park.
Together with the nearby Gould Island National Park, Brook Islands National Park and Family Islands National Park, Hinchinbrook Island National Park form an important part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Accordingly, eco-tourism features prominently in holiday options available in the area, including eco-tours throughout the Hinchinbrook Channel ecosystem and to Hinchinbrook Island itself, which offers restricted access to ensure the pristine environment is maintained for future generations.
However, trips to the island and its world-class hikes or treks and camping experience can be easily arranged.
Walk the Thorsborne Trail
Hinchinbrook Island must be seen to be believed, and the Thorsborne trail is among the finest in the world, offering hikers treks of between two to seven days.
Hinchinbrook is one of Australia’s largest island national parks and is renowned for its habitats with Its extensive mangrove forests among the richest and most diverse in Australia. Hikers can experience the full outdoor experience, from mountain streams and stunning waterfalls, to tropical beaches fringed by lush tropical rainforest, all set against the magnificent backdrop of the Great Barrier Reef or cloud-covered mountain peaks.
Lucinda Cove Resort is located right at the Island Transfer Point to walk Thorsborne Trail.
For transfers to Hinchinbrook Island, contact Absolute North Charters.
The Hinchinbrook Way
Other tourist attractions in the Hinchinbrook Shire include: spectacular waterfalls, including the Jourama Falls and the spectacular Wallaman Falls, Australia’s largest single drop waterfall; the Broadwater State Forest, which is a popular picnic and bird-watching destination; renowned beaches, including Forrest Beach and Taylors Beach, among many other attractions.
The Lucinda Cove Resort itself is situated in the township of Lucinda, a short drive from Ingham. Lucinda, on the southern end of the Hinchinbrook Channel, is famous for its 5.76 kilometre-long sugar jetty, the world’s longest. In addition, the shire features two main annual festivals.
The Shire’s longest such event, the Maraka Festival, which runs over the course of two weeks in September each year, peaks with a Mardi Gras in Rotary Park, while the Australian-Italian Festival showcases the positive impact Italian migrants and their descendants have made on the region and Australia as a whole.
Tyto Wetlands and Information Centre
The Hinchinbrook Shire situated between the Far North Queensland population centres of Townsville and Cairns offers world-class camping, hiking, fishing and other outdoor experiences for people of all ages and comfort levels.
Located 500 metres south of Ingham on the Bruce Highway, the TYTO Wetlands Visitor Information Centre – named after the Eastern Grass Owl (Tyto Capensis) – lists a full range of land-based tourism activities within the Hinchinbrook Shire and important information, and the friendly staff are just a phone call or a visit away.
Open seven-days a week, the TYTO Wetlands Visitor Information Centre also boasts interpretive educational displays of attractions in the Hinchinbrook Shire, souvenirs and the Regional Art Gallery.