Tourist Attractions in Hinchinbrook Shire
Other tourist attractions in the Hinchinbrook Shire include: spectacular waterfalls, including the Jourama Falls and the spectacular Wallaman Falls, Australia’s largest single drop waterfall; the Broadwater State Forest, which is a popula picnic and bird-watching destination; renowned beaches, including Forrest Beach and Taylors Beach, among many other attractions. The Hinchinbrook Marine Cove Resort itself is situated in the township of Lucinda, a short drive from Ingham. Lucinda, on the southern end of the Hinchinbrook Channel, is famous for its 5.76 kilometre-long sugar jetty, the world’s longest. In addition, the shire features two main annual festivals. The Shire’s longest such event, the Maraka Festival, which runs over the course of two weeks in September each year, peaks with a Mardi Gras in Rotary Park, while the Australian-Italian Festival showcases the positive impact Italian migrants and their descendants have made on the region and Australia as a whole.