Are there crocodiles? Can I go swimming?

You are in crocodile country. Estuarine crocodiles inhabit the Hinchinbrook area. Crocodiles are dangerous and attacks can be fatal. Never take unnecessary risks in crocodile habitat. You are responsible for your own safety. Queensland Government guidelines on being CrocWise can be found here.


Do I need a fishing licence or permit?

Anglers do not require a licence to fish recreationally in Queensland. Size and bag limits do apply. There are also seasonal closures for some fish species like barramundi.  A guide to Queensland’s fishing regulations can be found at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry website here.

Before heading out on the water make sure you are aware of transit lanes and fishing zones in the marine park.


What happens if I don’t have a boat?

There are a number of boat hire and fishing charter operators in the area.


Is there anything else to see and do in the area?

The Hinchinbrook Shire is surrounded by world class natural beauty. Scenic drives, walks and hikes are a must. No visit to the region would be complete without seeing Wallaman Falls, Australia’s highest sheer drop waterfall and Hinchinbrook Island, the world’s largest Island National Park. Tyto Wetlands, a rehabilitated wetland site, home to over 230 bird species is also a must see.  Don’t miss Lucinda Jetty – the longest sugar loading jetty in the world.  It is used to load raw sugar out to the ships via conveyor and then the sugar is transported to all parts of the world. The annual Australian Italian Festival is a must and highlights the Ingham’s unique Italian heritage.