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.
The contrast of the rising or setting sun, golden beach, calm sea, and backdrop of Hinchinbrook Island makes for a composition that even amateur photographers will delight in.
With Dungeness right on its doorstep, Lucinda is the perfect gateway to embark on a “Jurassic Park” like boat experience to Hinchinbrook Island. And along the way, you might be lucky to spot some local crocodiles, dugongs and sea turtles.
Lucinda is home to the Lucinda Bulk Sugar Terminal and it’s Jetty. At 5.76 kilometres long, making it the longest service jetty in the Southern Hemisphere.
How to get to Lucinda
By road access, Lucinda is easily accessed 20 minutes north east of Ingham on a sealed 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 Ingham Travel and Hinchinbrook Resorts.
How long is 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 ship loader. 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, and northern bluefin tuna are there for the taking and some anglers have even been lucky enough to land small black marlin.
Fishing at Lucinda
A short stroll from Borello Park is the idyllic Lucinda Fishing Wharf jutting out into the Hinchinbrook Channel.
With a spectacular backdrop of Hinchinbrook Island and surrounds, the wharf is the perfect place to head with the family to cast a line and take in the scenery. A four lane concrete all tidal boat ramp is located at Dungeness along with a large parking area and boat wash down area.
Parks in Lucinda
Situated in the heart of Lucinda and set amongst shady raintrees, is the foreshore haven Borello Park.
The park has direct access to the stunning Lucinda Beach, views of the Lucinda Jetty, and a diversity of facilities including gas BBQs, picnic shelters, toilets, children’s playground, walking trails, outdoor fitness equipment, and large open grass areas all make this park a very popular destination.
Thorsborne Trail boat transfers
Dungeness is only minutes from Lucinda and is the perfect departure and arrival port for all boat transfers for the Thorsborne Trail.
Experience the incredible Hinchinbrook Channel and the rugged backdrop of Hinchinbrook Island’s mist bound peaks as you journey to the tip of the Thorsborne Trail, 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 night’s rest. For more information, visit Absolute North Charters.
Hinchinbrook Island Day Tours from Lucinda
Discover the magic of Hinchinbrook Island with a day trip to stunning Zoe Bay, Mulligan Falls, or a full circumnavigation tour!
Whether you are looking for a place to park your caravan, a family friendly escape, or a fishing lodge; Lucinda has a great selection of accommodation to choose from. Lucinda’s range of accommodation includes hotels, motels, holiday rentals, a caravan park, and self-contained cabins.
Lucinda Point Hotel Motel
Lucinda Fishing Lodge
Wanderers Holiday Village
Hinchinbrook Marine Cove Resort
Places to eat in
Lucinda has two great Aussie style pubs, whether you are after a drink, a spot of lunch or a feast for dinner, you will not be disappointed!