Adventure off the beaten track
The Hinchinbrook Way AwaitsExperience our raw tropical paradise just over 1h north of Townsville.
Things to do on the
Parks & Wetlands
Go for a wander
Unique Country Towns
Meet friendly locals
Roadside stalls & delicatessens
Find local secrets
From the creek to the reef
Crystal clear waters
Highlights of the
Home of the Nywaigi, Warrgamay, and Bandjin Peoples……
The Hinchinbrook Shire has an abundance of unique experiences that will reset your mind, body and soul. Nature lovers, adventure seekers and foodies; it is time to broaden your horizon and immerse yourself in an experience that will make lifelong memories.
The Little Italy
Renowned for its outstanding diversity and quality of Italian culture; be sure to sample Hinchinbrook’s finest Italian inspired delicatessens.
You will be delighted with morsels made with love that’ll dance on your taste buds! And, if you’re lucky, you may learn the secrets of Nonna’s outrageously good pasta sauce!
Australia’s highest, single drop waterfall is a sight not to be missed.
This 268 metre towering beauty is situated within Girringun National Park, an hour’s drive west from Ingham. The easily accessible lookout is a great vantage point to take in the tranquil surrounds of the ancient rainforest or to bear witness to Wallaman’s thunderous roar (best heard between November to April).
For the more adventurous and to truly appreciate the magnitude of these falls, the steep trek to the base will leave you in awe.
Exclusively National Park and fringed by the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park waters, Hinchinbrook Island remains relatively untouched.
Shaped over millennia by the elements, this island does not show its age! With no resorts or vehicles to spoil your view, this wild, untamed island leaves you free to choose your own adventure. A short boat ride from Dungeness or Lucinda, with opportunities to daytrip, hike, kayak, or cast a line from a secluded beach. Pleasing views at every turn! Lose yourself in the magical and picturesque landscapes.
Named after Tyto longimembris (Eastern Grass Owl), a nocturnal grass tunnelling master of the wetlands.
This elusive creature represents just one of the 240 species of bird whom reside here. A myriad of photographic opportunities exists along its extensive walking tracks, viewing platforms, and 11m tall observation tower.
Witness the uplifting morning chorus echoing out over 110 hectares of rehabilitated wetlands, as wallabies feed on succulent grass, turtles bask in the sunshine, and you may even get a glimpse of the occasional crocodile.
The perfect destination for campers, photographers, and bird lovers alike.
Located just 20 minutes south of Ingham, in an idyllic rainforest setting, is Jourama Falls. For the swimmers, deep shaded swimming holes and shallow streams bordering the campgrounds are the perfect escape on a hot tropical day.
Broadwater, Abergowrie State Forest
Surrounded by gnarly shady trees, Broadwater’s cool waters provide the perfect destination for a refreshing dip.
Take your boogie boards and ride the water as it crashes over smooth rocks or relax in your very own calm water rocky nooks.
Discover the majestic 200-year-old fig tree or traverse the 74 kilometres of bike riding trails nearby.
Start your journey at the Hinchinbrook Visitor Information Centre located on the Corner of Cooper Street and Bruce Highway, Ingham.
The Hinchinbrook Visitor Information Centre is a fully accredited Information Centre and is your one stop shop for travel information, brochures and maps. Staffed by friendly and knowledgeable locals, pop in and let the team help you to experience the stunning Hinchinbrook region.
As well as providing tourist information, the Centre also stocks a wide range of souvenirs, postcards and locally sourced products. Enjoy the unique, fun and educational displays promoting the TYTO Wetlands, home to over 240 species of birds. Over the counter bookings for Queensland National Park permits are also available.
The southern gateway to
Just over an hour’s drive north of Townsville, Hinchinbrook is your gateway to the stunning wet tropics. Our Shire is encompassed by ancient tropical rainforest, rugged tropical islands and the Great Barrier Reef.
The home of Australia’s highest single drop waterfall, Wallaman Falls and the departure point for the iconic wild Hinchinbrook Island.
The quintessential Tropical Queensland experience is found in Hinchinbrook, from wilderness, indigenous experience, gourmet local food, history and world class fishing.
Let the pages of this guide take you on journey that can be as simple or as complex as you desire, allowing you to sample the regions delights.
Discover Australia’s very own Jurassic Park, right on the doorstep of Hinchinbrook.
Hinchinbrook Island is Australia’s largest Island National Park, completely uninhabited, untouched, unspoiled, and uncommercialised.
The perfect base to discover the natural wonders of the region; Lucinda is a beachfront haven with access to unrivalled fishing experiences, long sandy coastline, and stunning scenery.
Ingham is the town centre of the Hinchinbrook region and a major hub for Australia’s sugar industry.
Nestled amongst rugged mountain peaks, giant waterfalls, cane filled floodplains, wild islands, tropical reefs, and a beckoning coastline; what is there to do in Ingham? The choices are endless!
If you’re into chasing waterfalls then Wallaman Falls should be at the top of your list!
Picture yourself at the base of Australia’s highest single drop waterfall, where all you can see are rainbows reflected off the crashing falls and all you can hear is its roar!!!