Welcome to Hinchinbrook Houseboats Cardwell formally Hinchinbrook Rent a Yacht


A Hinchinbrook Houseboats vessel allows you the freedom to explore, to choose what you want to do. You can experience the solitude and serenity of the myriad mangrove fringed waterways and sandy beaches of magnificent Hinchinbrook Island, the largest National Park island in the world. Alternatively, you can dive on the coral reef-fringing picturesque tropical islands. For the more sociably minded, a cruise to Dunk Island and join in the fun is essential.

When you thought you’d experienced all the world’s great cruising grounds, there’s still one place to delight and surprise you.

Cardwell, doorway to a secluded paradise.


The small coastal town of Cardwell is the focal centre for one of the most beautiful and least visited parts of the Australian coastline. It is situated alongside the National Highway 1 overlooking the waters of historic Rockingham Bay and has a population of approximately 1700 people. In distance it is almost halfway between the major North Queensland regional cities of Cairns and Townsville, so travellers tend to pass through Cardwell not realising that it is the best access to the fabulous islands and cruising grounds around Hinchinbrook Island National Park.