HINCHINBROOK ISLAND

Submitted: Monday, May 15, 2006 at 23:37
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Gidday all, any advice re. staying at Lucinda vs Cardwell in order to be based for a week to use a boat to explore channel and fish a bit? Both places seem to have nice caravan parks. Will be in July so midgeeees won't be too much of an issue hopfully.
10 dead here in Qld. on the roads, please drive safely everyone.
ps. Go the mighty maroons.
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Reply By: David from David and Justine Olsen's 4WD Tag-Along - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 08:20

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 08:20
Better access to the fishing spots from Lucinda
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Reply By: Member - Wim (Qld) - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 09:11

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 09:11
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Cardwell can be noisy at night with the trucks and the midnight train.
Lucinda will be our choice in the future.

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Reply By: GREENDOG - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 12:14

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 12:14
I stayed at Lucinda C/P last year at easter and it was great,it's a very nice park,so Lucinda for me,cheer's GREENDOG
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Reply By: Mr Fawlty - Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 19:09

Tuesday, May 16, 2006 at 19:09
Lucinda is a great spot... a couple of must do's
1) have a meal at the pub, I went on a Saturday night & it was like that scene in Casablanca with all the men in whit tropical attire, the food was fantastic.
2) Hours of fun to be had in the Lucinda rail yard photographing the comings & goings with gordon the big engine handing the load over to toby the little engine to take the trucks into the sugar loader...
3) Listen for the "Orgasm" birds they go berserk at night with a scream that sounds like "OOOOHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH YYYYYYEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS" at full decibels. The first time I heard them I thought the neighbors were enjoying themselves but after the 23rd screaming orgasm in an hour I twigged that something else was making the noise...
4) Travel inland to Ingham and travel north to the sign to the "Casual Cassowary" and take Tea on the verandah and also take in the view, spectacular views over Hinchinbrook...
The CP gets crowded so maybe make a reservation.
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Reply By: ellen m - Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 12:08

Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 12:08
Hi Schervo,

We visit lucinda a few times a year...it's a great spot. We have NEVER been there and not been bitten by the sandflys and mozzies so take lots of spray and coils. Long pants/sleeves and socks work well when up the little creeks checking your crab pots. The van park is often full for weeks at a time so if you can not get in when you are there here is the number for a little holiday house. it is just across the road from van park. We stay there cause we have a dog and park does not allow them. The shop there sells most things including fuel. There is a seafood place where you can buy bait and crab bait (and a feed if you fish like us !)

Enjoy yourself

Ellen

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Follow Up By: schervo - Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 20:38

Thursday, May 18, 2006 at 20:38
Thankyou everyone. Much appreciated. You just got to love this forum, makes me wonder how we got info in the old days besides walking around a van park talking to people. Take care all.
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