The Hinchinbrook Marine Cove Resort in Dungeness, Lucinda, near Ingham in North Queensland is now offering whale-watching tours courtesy of marine tourism operator Absolute North Charters.
Absolute Tour Charters also provides ferry transportation services to and from Hinchinbrook Island National Park’s Thorsborne Trail as well as day tours to what is one of the world’s best backpacking adventure destination, and saltwater crocodile spotting tours.
Hinchinbrook Marine Cove Resort operator Michael Mckeown said guests availing themselves of Absolute Tour Charters’ range of services would receive a $20 discount on the price of water-front motel units (normal prices start from $145 for rooms that sleep up to three) and fully contained bungalows (from $170 for up to five people).
“Absolute North Charters and captain John Schmidt are experienced operators who have been navigating Enterprise Channel in Dungeness, the Hinchinbrook Channel and the waters around the island itself for most of his life,” Mr McKeown.
“Guests using his services will not only get a great discount on our award-winning accommodation, but also have the convenience of travelling to and from Hinchinbrook Island from our private and safe jetty that is open at both high and low tides.”
The resort is rated 4.5 out of 5 stars.
Carter Bates, from Townsville, spent a week working near Ingham and took a day trip to Hinchinbrook Island’s famed Mulligan Falls during a day off.
“I’ve heard about Hinchinbrook Island, and that it is the world’s largest island national park, but I did not know just how beautiful it is,” Mr Bates said, adding that they encountered six humpback whales.
“I’ve already booked two nights’ accommodation at the Resort for next weekend and I am bringing my family up.”
The resort is a popular fishing destination, particularly with groups from Cairns, Townsville and Charters Towers.
Mr Schmidt said “there are tonnes of whales out there at the moment.”
“The temperatures are good, it’s not too hot, and it really is the peak of the season for tourism in the Hinchinbrook region at the moment,” he said.
“Get in and book at Hinchinbrook Marine Cove Resort for affordable accommodation and book with Absolute North Charters for world-class tourism experiences and transportation.”
Both Hinchinbrook Marine Cove Resort and Absolute North Charters featured in the Townsville Bulletin newspaper after guests of the hotel were recently treated to not only whales, but dugong, dolphins and crocodiles. (Article here.)
The Hinchinbrook Marine Cove Resort in Lucinda, Queensland, has won an Australian Good Food and Travel Guide (AGFG) Readers’ Choice 2016 for Townsville and Surrounds.
“We are delighted with the award, which recognises that the Hinchinbrook Marine Cove Resort is one of the best places to stay in our region,” owner Linda McKeown said. “My husband, Mike, and I have worked hard over the last few years to ensure that our resort exceeds guest expectations in terms of price, quality and service.”
The AGFG overview of the Hinchinbrook Marine Cove Resort, described the tropical getaway just north of Townsville as perched by Hinchinbrook Channel’s pristine waters.
“Sweeping lawns and gently swaying palm trees lead to modern units and comfortable, self-contained bungalow cabins surrounded by lush gardens with views across a glistening ocean,” the overview reads. “A nearby boat ramp provides access to otherwise secluded fishing spots or simply throw in a hand line off the motel’s private jetty.”
Linda said guests, including anglers, could enjoy a BBQ in the facilities area that overlooked the Channel and Hinchinbrook Island in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Other attractions in the Ingham area included Australia’s tallest waterfall, beautiful beaches, rainforest hikes and wildlife.
Mike said the resort was popular with local tourists from not only Townsville but also Cairns a couple of hours drive to the north. “We also cater to families, and larger groups, and we are an excellent location for weddings and other large functions,” Mike said. “There is no more beautiful place in the world.”
Linda and Mike thanked AGFG and its readers for honouring the resort.
For more information please contact Linda or Michael
Phone: +61 (7) 47778395 / Mobile: +61 427055678 / +61 427175567
Fax: +61 (7) 47778317
Address: 54 Dungeness Road, Lucinda 4850, Far North Queensland, Australia