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Parks Rivers Town Major Town Places of Interest The Great Green Way / Bruce Hwy Scenic Drives LEGEND Stay & Explore Welcome, you will love the North Queensland Tropical Coast. This region between Townsville & Cairns is a place of great beauty, boasting exhilarating natural experiences, friendly people and the space to be alone. Featuring two world heritage listed areas, the Wet Tropics and the Great Barrier Reef. Take the time to Explore the Tropical Coast, spend at least a week to truly immerse yourself in the diversity of this magnificent region that is Designed by nature. Advice for Travellers The Tropical Coast is safe and easy to navigate, but it always pays to seek local advice when travelling. Weather: Check weather conditions with the Bureau of Meteorology at www.bom.gov.au or by phoning (07) 4035 9777. Animals: The endangered southern cassowary can be dangerous so do not feed or approach them. Crocodiles inhabit coastal rivers, waters and wetlands. Seek local advice on where it is safe to swim. Road Safety: Always drive on the left side of the road. Speed limits are 40-50km/hour in residential areas, 60-80 km/ hour in built-up areas and the entry to most towns, while the maximum limit is 100km/hour where signposted on the open road. Do not cross double lines, and stay in the left lane at all times unless overtaking. Be aware of following vehicles. If stopping, pull off the road. Assume that verge areas may be boggy after rain. Check road conditions at www.131940.qld.gov.au or by phoning 131 940. Emergencies: Call Triple Zero (000) from a land line or (112) from a mobile phone. For non-urgent incidents contact Policelink on 131 444. C Tropical Coast Tourism Inc. 2013. For more information email [email protected] R Registered Trademark of Tropical Coast Tourism. ABN 31 437 851 458 The Wet Tropics Management Authority protects, conserves and promotes sustainable use of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area through strong partnerships with community, industry and Rainforest Aboriginal people for the enrichment of all. To discover more about the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area. Visit www.wettropics.gov.au 2018/19 EDITION Tropical Coast North Queensland www.TropicalCoastTourism.com.au Camping Swimming Hiking Boat Ramp Accredited Information Centre Information Lookout Attraction
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    World Heritage Nat. Parks

    Rivers

    Town

    Major TownPlaces of Interest

    The Great Green Way / Bruce Hwy

    Scenic Drives

    LEGEND

    Stay & ExploreWelcome, you will love the North Queensland Tropical Coast. This region between Townsville & Cairns is a place of great beauty, boasting exhilarating natural experiences, friendly people and the space to be alone.

    Featuring two world heritage listed areas, the Wet Tropics and the Great Barrier Reef.

    Take the time to Explore the Tropical Coast, spend at least a week to truly immerse yourself in the diversity of this magnificent region that is Designed by nature.

    Advice for TravellersThe Tropical Coast is safe and easy to navigate, but it always pays to seek local advice when travelling.

    Weather: Check weather conditions with the Bureau of Meteorology at www.bom.gov.au or by phoning (07) 4035 9777.

    Animals: The endangered southern cassowary can be dangerous so do not feed or approach them. Crocodiles inhabit coastal rivers, waters and wetlands. Seek local advice on where it is safe to swim.

    Road Safety:Always drive on the left side of the road.

    Speed limits are 40-50km/hour in residential areas, 60-80 km/hour in built-up areas and the entry to most towns, while the maximum limit is 100km/hour where signposted on the open road.

    Do not cross double lines, and stay in the left lane at all times unless overtaking.

    Be aware of following vehicles. If stopping, pull off the road. Assume that verge areas may be boggy after rain.

    Check road conditions at www.131940.qld.gov.au or by phoning 131 940.

    Emergencies:Call Triple Zero (000) from a land line or (112) from a mobile phone. For non-urgent incidents contact Policelink on 131 444.

    C Tropical Coast Tourism Inc. 2013. For more information email [email protected] R Registered Trademark of Tropical Coast Tourism. ABN 31 437 851 458

    The Wet Tropics Management Authority protects, conserves and promotessustainable use of the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area through strong partnerships with community, industry and Rainforest Aboriginal people for the enrichment of all.

    To discover more about the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area.

    Visit www.wettropics.gov.au

    2018/19EDITION

    Tropical Coast North Queenslandwww.TropicalCoastTourism.com

    .au

    LEGEND

    Camping

    Swimming

    Hiking

    Boat Ramp

    Accredited Information Centre

    Information

    Lookout

    Attraction

  • VISITOR INFORMATIONIngham 4776-4792Tyto Centre Bruce Hwy Sth. Cardwell 4066-2412Heritage CentreBruce Hwy Nth. Tully 4068-2288Heritage Centre Bruce Hwy Sth.

    Mission Beach 4068-7099Wet Tropics Centre Porter Promenade Innisfail 0428 228 962I-vanBruce Hwy Nth Babinda 4067-1008Bruce Hwy

    DRIVE TIMESFrom To Km’s

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    Time (approx. minutes)

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    60 45

    Crystal Creek

    Ingham 40 25

    Ingham Wallaman Falls 65 60

    Ingham Cardwell 53 45

    Cardwell Kennedy 11 10

    Kennedy Tully 32 30

    Tully El Arish 16 15

    Tully Mission Beach 28 25

    El Arish Mission Beach 16 15

    El Arish Silkwood 8 10

    Silkwood Kurrimine Beach 10 10

    Silkwood Mena Creek 24 30

    Mena Creek Innisfail 18 25

    Silkwood Mourilyan 20 15

    Mourilyan Innisfail 7 10

    Innisfail Flying Fish Point 8 10

    Innisfail Babinda 29 25

    Babinda Bramston Beach 24 20

    Babinda Gordonvale 35 30

    Gordonvale Cairns 24 30

    Tropical Coast North Queenslandwww.drivenorthqueensland

    .com.au

    DriveNorthQueensland

    Events: V8 Supercars, various music and cultural events. Travelling north: Paluma Push mountain bike challenge, Rollingstone Pineapple Festival. Swim Spots: Try the rock pool on The Strand or Riverway. Travelling north: Rollingstone Creek, Crystal Creek rock slides, Balgal Beach (Nov-May). Taste: Frosty Mango’s for homemade fresh tropical fruit ice cream.

    FAST FACTS: Townsville 4810 | Townsville City Council

    EXPLORE AROUND

    HISTORICAL FACT: 1896, 1st Japanese consulate in Australia, 4000 Japanese sugar cane workers. LOCAL INTERESTS: All sports, rugby league (North Queensland Cowboys), sailing, fishing and boating, rodeo, surf lifesaving, golf & basketball. FAMOUS FOR: Where the Outback meets the Coral Sea.

    Townsville - North

    Events: Australian Italian Festival, Sugar City Rodeo, Maraka Festival, Hinchinbrook Fishing Classic, Herbert River Show, Car Show & Shine. Swim Spots: Town swimming pool. Lucinda, Taylors Beach & Forrest Beach all have stinger resistant nets. Swimming holes in the region’s national parks. Taste: Indulge in Italian fare from local delicatessens. Authentic local pasta. Try a local steak or fresh seafood.

    FAST FACTS: Ingham 4850 | Hinchinbrook Shire Council

    EXPLORE AROUND

    HISTORICAL FACT: Lucinda Sugar Jetty, at nearly 6km long is the longest in the southern hemisphere. LOCAL INTERESTS: Rugby league, soccer, squash, fishing & golf are some popular interests. FAMOUS FOR: Wallaman Falls, at 268m, is the highest single drop waterfall in Australia.

    Ingham

    Events: Feast of the Three Saints Silkwood. Bush Poets Breakfast Mena Creek, Community Night Markets 3rd Friday of the month Kurrimine Beach. Swim Spots: Kurrimine Beach and Etty Bay. Taste: Local Wines and Liquors, Chocolate & Honey.

    FAST FACTS: 6 Villages | 52 kilometres | Beach - Hinterland

    EXPLORE AROUND

    HISTORICAL FACT: Old Bruce Highway and popular respite stop for American and Aussie troops in World War 2. LOCAL INTERESTS: Live music, bush poetry, local markets, horse sports, mountain hiking and biking, camping & waterfall picnics. FAMOUS FOR: Known as the Greatest Detour in the North. José Paronella – building his dream in the Rainforest.

    Canecutter Way

    Events: Barra Bonanza (Oct), various golf, bowls, biking & other fishing events. UFO Festival in May & Sacred Moon Festival in August. Swim Spots: Town pool complex; Forest drive spa pool & creeks; Five Mile Creek swimming hole. Taste: Mud crab sandwiches, Cardwell pies & local Crystal Bay prawns.

    FAST FACTS: Cardwell 4849 | Cassowary Coast Regional Council

    EXPLORE AROUND

    HISTORICAL FACT: Est 1864, originally named Port Hinchinbrook. LOCAL INTERESTS: Fishing, golf, mountain biking, bowls, swimming holes, hiking trails, 4.7km waterfront walkway, Historical Precinct, plus Hinchinbrook Island transfers & day tours. FAMOUS FOR: Australia’s largest Island National Park, Hinchinbrook Island & Thorsborne Trail.

    Cardwell

    Events: Feast of the senses (Mar), Innisfail Billfish Tournament (Sep), Horse Racing - Annuals (Oct), Innisfail Show, Concerts & Major Art competitions. Swim Spots: Town Pool, Warrina Lakes pool, Polly’s Creek (north of town), Henrietta Creek (Palmerston Highway), Etty Bay. Taste: Tropical fruits from shops and road side stalls. You must have a local banana! Local fresh caught seafood. Local vanilla and local coffee.

    FAST FACTS: Innisfail 4860 | Cassowary Coast Regional Council

    EXPLORE AROUND

    HISTORICAL FACT: Est 1879 originally named Geraldton, Innisfail was renamed at a public meeting in 1910 after a ship confused towns and travelled to Geraldton WA. LOCAL INTERESTS: A famous rugby league town, soccer, tennis, golf, swimming, Josephine Falls, Ella Bay, cricket, skydiving, fishing, hunting, outrigger canoeing, horse racing. FAMOUS FOR: Art deco buildings, built after the cyclone in 1918 which destroyed almost every building in town.

    Innisfail

    Events: Tully Show - the best little show in Qld. Camp Drafting, Rodeo, Christmas Street party, Skydiving, Rafting, Biking & Golf events. Swim Spots: Town Pool. Locals swim at Alligators Nest (no wild animals!) & Tully Gorge. Taste: 90 per cent of Australia’s bananas are produced in the Tully/Innisfail area. Also watermelons and papaws and other exotic tropical fruits.

    FAST FACTS: Tully 4854 | Cassowary Coast Regional Council

    EXPLORE AROUND

    HISTORICAL FACT: In 1935, a hydro electric power station was built in the Tully Gorge which is a major provider of electricity for the cities of Cairns and Townsville. LOCAL INTERESTS: Rugby League (home of the Tully Tigers), golf, bowls, fishing, horse and trail bike riding, white water rafting, kayaking, Aboriginal Culture. FAMOUS FOR: The Giant Golden Gumboot, a monument to the record breaking rains of 1950, when 7.9 metres of rainfall made it the wettest town in Australia, Tully Mill Tours.

    Tully

    Events: The Babinda Harvest Festival & The Feast of Saint Rita. Swim Spots: Town pool, The Boulders, Babinda Creek, Howard Kennedy Drive, Bramston Beach, Josephine Falls & Harvey Creek (Hwy North). Taste: An icy cold beer from a government-built hotel!

    FAST FACTS: Babinda 4861 | Cairns Regional Council

    EXPLORE AROUND

    HISTORICAL FACT: Officially Australia’s wettest town. LOCAL INTERESTS: Fishing, golf, lawn bowls, touch football, kayaking, hunting, paintballing, junior rugby league & swimming. FAMOUS FOR: The only hotel in Queensland ever (1917) constructed by the State Government.

    Babinda

    Events: Banana Festival, Ona Mission Multisport Adventure weekend, Beach Run Half Marathon, Surf Carnival, Sailing Regatta. Swim Spots: Beaches and swim nets at South and North Mission beaches in season. Lacey Creek on road to El Arish. Taste: Local Spanish mackerel, local Bingil Bay Beef, local exotic fruits.

    FAST FACTS: Mission Beach 4852 | Cassowary Coast Regional Council

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    HISTORICAL FACT: Australia’s first tea plantation was developed at Bingil Bay. LOCAL INTERESTS: Tennis, cricket, futsul, golf at El Arish & Tully, fishing, sailing, surf lifesaving, cycling, pentangue, outrigger canoeing, kayaking & blokarts. FAMOUS FOR: Dunk Island, Saving the Great Barrier Reef, Skydiving with beach landings, and the endangered southern cassowary – Australia’s largest rainforest bird.

    Mission Beach

    Events: Cairns Ironman & Adventure Festival, RRR and Croc Trophy Mountain Bike races, Pyramid race, Cairns Show & Cairns Amateurs - Horseracing Carnival. Swim Spots: Harvey Creek at Bellenden Ker, Aloomba (Behana Creek ), Mulgrave River at Goldsborough Valley, The Esplanade Lagoon- Cairns. Taste: Seafood fresh from the Coral Sea.

    FAST FACTS: Cairns 4870 | Cairns City Council

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    HISTORICAL FACT: Set up as a port to service the northern gold rush. LOCAL INTERESTS: A modern city, all sports and a diversity of leisure interests are catered for. FAMOUS FOR: International Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, and The Great Green Way.

    Cairns - South

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    Events: Kurrimine Beach Fishing Competition, Classic Car Show, Night Markets. Swim Spots: Kurrimine Beach (nets in season), Water Park & local waterholes. Taste: Tropical Fruit Wines, freshly caught fish and the famous King Reef Cray.

    FAST FACTS: Kurrimine Beach 4871 |

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    HISTORICAL FACT: Originally named Murdering Point in reference to the fate of shipwrecked survivors who were eaten by local Aboriginal people. LOCAL INTERESTS: Fishing, spearfishing, snorkelling/diving, archery, rifle range and horseriding on the beach. FAMOUS FOR: Walk to the Reef and Tractors - finest collection of old tractors still used to launch fishing boats.

    Kurrimine Beach Cassowary Coast Regional Council

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