Welcome to Cardwell
Unusually for much of Queensland's northern coast, the Bruce Hwy runs right by the coast at Cardwell, making it both busier and more accessible than most other coastal towns in these parts. For all the passing traffic, Cardwell is an appealing place with plenty of sand, a walkable foreshore and a jetty with uninterrupted views of Hinchinbrook Island. Plenty of travellers linger here for seasonal fruit picking – if you're looking for this kind of work, there are far worse places in the world to do it (check at the backpackers for information). For everyone else, sit back and enjoy one of the town's famous crab sandwiches while gazing out at the view. The Girramay are the land's traditional owners.