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 camping, picnic and bird-watching destination; renowned beaches, including Forrest Beach and Taylors Beach, among many other attractions. The Hinchinbrook Marine 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 6 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.

The Hinchinbrook Shire situated between the Far North Queensland population centres of Townsville and Cairns offers world-class camping, hiking 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.

Please visit TYTO for further information.


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