Cardwell is the best place in Australia! My friend Leo and I stayed for almost two months working in a banana farm.
Alice from Italy
Cardwell is the most beautiful place I may have ever been on Earth! The main street has mountians on one side and a simple, untouched beach on the other! It is in "croc country", so no swimming, but the view is enough to fall in love with Cardwell!! There are cute cafes and wonderful locals. The local Catholic Church is still one of my favorites! Hitchinbrook Island is also another natural beauty in Cardwell. You can take a boat over on Sundays for half price. All in all, Cardwell is a must visit!
Cardwell is a really small town on Australia's east coast, in north Queensland. In this town you will find a diverse range of landscapes and you may find it the perfect place for relaxing or being adventurous. This town looks like a peaceful resort town, but is definitely a place where you can experience some adrenaline activities or explore some wild places.
Cardwell was the first town to be settled north of Bowen, and now is known for being the only town in the world where two World Heritage listed areas adjoin. Also very popular is the forest drive, twenty-six kilometers round trip, and a few swimming holes and picnic spots.
Is really easy to get to Cardwell, as it is on the coast -- all the national coaches pass by town and most of them stop here. If you're traveling by car, you will find this town two hours north from Townsville or forty-five minutes south from Mission Beach.
There is also the opportunity of finding some farm work nearby, and the hostels in Cardwell are the best places to ask around about jobs. There are only a few options for hostels in Cardwell, but they are not usually fully booked. The hostels have all the facilities you need and are not very expensive. Cardwell's hostels are probably the best place to ask some advice on the main activities you can do around and the best places to visit. Don't forget that the town itself is very small and you will not have so much to do after sunset, so the hostels in Cardwell will be the most likely spot where you will be hanging around.
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