For anglers, photographers and families it is the perfect destination with access to unrivalled fishing experiences, long sandy coastline and stunning scenery. The contrast of the rising or setting sun, golden beach, calm sea and backdrop of Hinchinbrook Island juxtaposed against the engineering marvel that is Lucinda jetty makes for a composition that even amateur photographers will delight in.
With a plethora of vantage points to capture an array of shots, the incredible opportunities for photography have been known to waylay plans for the day or even longer.
Getting Here: Road access is via Ingham on a sealed good quality road. Ample parking for cars, boat trailers and caravans is available. Bus transport from Townsville can be easily arranged through a number of local operators including Hello World Ingham, Ingham Travel and Hinchinbrook Resorts.
Lucinda Jetty: Situated near the southern end of World Heritage listed Hinchinbrook Island, the Lucinda bulk sugar terminal boasts the longest service jetty in the Southern Hemisphere. At 5.76 kilometres long, supported by more than 660 concrete and steel pylons, the jetty is nothing short of an engineering masterpiece with its length actually following the curved contour of the earth. Sugar takes 22 minutes to travel along the conveyor from the on-shore storage to the shiploader. The single berth can accommodate fully loaded Panamax class vessels and the major cargo destinations are Canada and Malaysia. The jetty enables Lucinda to receive the largest ships used in the raw sugar trade. Adjacent to this amazing structure is a small service jetty which is popular with anglers who don't have their own boat. Pelagic species such as Spanish mackerel, giant trevally, queenfish, northern bluefin tuna are there for the taking and some anglers have even been lucky enough to land small black marlin.
Lucinda Fishing Wharf: A short stoll from Borello Park is an idylic fishing platform jutting out into the Hinchinbrook Channel, with a spectacular backdrop of Hinchinbrook Island and surrounds. The perfect place to head with the family to cast a line and take in the scenery.
Borello Park: Situated in the heart of Lucinda, set amongst shady raintrees is the foreshore haven is Borello Park. The direct access to the stunning Lucinda Beach, views of the Lucinda Jetty and a diversity of facilities including gas BBQs, picnic shelters, toilets, childrens playground, Walking trails, outdoor fitness equipment and large open grass areas make this park a very popular destination..
Thorsborne Trail Ferry Transfers: Dungeness is only minutes from Lucinda and is the perfect departure and arrival port for all ferry transfers for the Thorsborne Trail. Experience the incredible Hinchinbrook Channel and the rugged backdrop of Hinchinbrook's mist bound peaks as you journey to the Thorsborne Trail head at Ramsay Beach. And when you've finished the walking trail, enjoy a short ten minute ferry run back from George's Point and straight into a hot shower, before enjoying a cold brew, a great meal and a good nights rest. For more information visit Absolute North Charters.
Hinchinbrook Island Day Tours: Discover the magic of Hinchinbrook Island with a day trip to stunning Zoe Bay, Mulligans Falls or a full circumnavigation tour! For more information visit Absolute North Charters.
Fishing: A four lane concrete all tidal boat ramp is located at Dungeness along with a large parking area and boat wash down area.
Dive the Great Barrier Reef: Plunge into the pristine reef of the remote wilderness of Pelorus Island. Multi day reef trips are available to book through Remote Area Dive.
Whale Watching: The waters off Dungeness are the ideal destination to watch the annual migration of whales, with a stunning backdrop of Hinchinbrook Island, the Palm Group of Islands and the incredible Lucinda Jetty. To find out more or book a tour visit Townsville Whale Watching