Never stop exploring.
Once you arrive in Cardwell you can follow the signs to this gem.
Located in the Girringun National Park, Cardwell Forest Drive is a 26km scenic loops featuring a natural fed spa pool, swimming holes and waterfalls with great picnic spots.
The Cardwell Forest Drive is roughly a 1-2 hour drive, including all stops. The trip starts at the state forest behind Cardwell. You can drive through pine plantations to the Cardwell lookout for an amazing view out to Hinchinbrook, Garden and the Family Group Islands. An additional 1.6km return walk yields magnificent views of the Hinchinbrook Channel.
Continue along the Forest Drive to Attie Creek, where you’ll find picnic facilities with a shady swimming hole nearby that is suitable for youngsters. If you’re up for it, take the 15 minute walk to the 25m Attie Falls. Make sure you pack your walking shoes!
While there, you can explore one of the oldest buildings in North Queensland at the Cardwell Visitor & Heritage Centre and get all the latest information you need to explore this beautiful area. Find the signatures of the Slim Dusty Band and many others in the old Town Hall!