Cardwell Museum & Heritage Precinct

Visitor Information Centres

Cardwell Museum & Heritage Precinct is located on the Bruce Highway at the address 53 Victoria Street, Cardwell.

Heading North into Cardwell turn left into Balliol Street for plenty of parking. including for long-vehicles (RV’s, caravans)

This is a historic precinct set in the site of the old ‘Cardwell Telegraph and Post Office’ (now known as the Bush Telegraph) which was built in 1870 and is one of the oldest buildings in North Queensland.

Today you can wander around the Historic post office and telegraph station, old shire hall, courthouse and lock-up and at the same time get information on local places, tours and where to stay.

Cardwell is gateway to Hinchinbrook Island’s great walk the Thorsborne Trail, Kirrama Range road, waterfalls and adventures of Forest Drive, and some of the best fishing in Australia

Come and visit the visitor centre with the best view in Australia!

Cardwell Visitor Centre offer the following services: free wi-fi and freshly brewed coffee available daily.


Carpark Coach Parking Picnic Area Public Toilet

Internet Access

Free Wifi

Disabled Assistance

Caters for hearing impairment Caters for limited mobility Wheelchair access


Regional Tourist/Tourism Association/Organisation Visitor Information Centre


COVID Safe Visitor Information Centre National Accreditation

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