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Lyndy's Place, Taylors Beach, QLDLyndy's Place - A 'No Smoking' house at Taylors Beach, QLD, 4850. Only 15 minutes from the Bruce Highway at Ingham, QLD. The house is located 30 metres from the beach and stinger net swimming enclosure. Great location for fishing with the boat ramp only 1km away giving access to the Hinchinbrook Islands and the reef. There are two parks close by for the kids to play at and both have electric BBQs. Pricing is for 2 guests per night, additional guests are charged per person/per night.
Hinchinbrook ViewsHinchinbrook Views is the perfect setting for those wanting a family holiday, fishing trip or a local base to explore the region. The Hinchinbrook region is world class and one of the most scenic locations in Australia.
The ArchesRelax with the family at The Arches, a two bedroom beach front unit. This fully equipped unit, is situated in the Tropical North town of Lucinda. Which is just a short boat trip from Hinchinbrook Island. The Hinchinbrook region offers arguably some of the best fishing experiences in the world amongst some of the most spectacular scenery. Sleeps 5, 1xQueen bed, 2xsingle beds, 1xbedding in lounge area (Minimum 3night stay)
A tiny town between Townsville and Cairns on the north Queensland coast, Lucinda is best known for its sugar-loading jetty, which extends 5.6 kilometres into the bay. The long jetty may dominate the headland, but you’ll come to Lucinda for the easy access it offers to the tropical wonders of Hinchinbrook Island and the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. The southern tip of Hinchinbrook, the Great Barrier Reef’s biggest island, is a short boat ride across the channel from the town.
Next to the sugar jetty and its bulk sugar storage depot, Lucinda Fishing Wharf is a popular spot for casting a line, with the bonus of the spectacular backdrop of Hinchinbrook’s forested mountain peaks. From beachside Borello Park, facing the sugar jetty, one long residential street lined with palm and shade trees stretches south down the coastline, while Dungeness Road leads away from the bay to a sheltered channel of mangroves and the town’s public boat ramp.
Townsville Airport (TSV) is the closest hub to Lucinda; the drive north will take around one hour and 45 minutes. You’ll probably want to grab a rental car to explore the wider region. If you’re planning on basing yourself in town and taking a series of boat tours, it’s possible to go car-free, with some local operators offering transfers to Lucinda. The shuttle service that runs between Townsville Airport and the nearby city of Ingham can also drop you off and pick you up in Lucinda. (Be sure to book any service well ahead.) Cairns Airport (CNS) is the nearest international hub; you’ll need to rent a car for the three-hour drive to Lucinda. Once you’re in town, tour operators offer a range of boat charters to Hinchinbrook and surrounding islands. If you want to explore the waters at your own pace, you can hire boats in Lucinda, even if you don’t have a boat licence.
From mid-spring, around October, through the summer months and into mid-autumn, around April, Lucinda is hot and humid during the day and balmy at night. In the winter months of June to August you’ll experience warm days and mostly mild nights. The tropical rains hold off until November, with December to March by far the wettest months. Winter or early spring, when it’s dry and cool, are the best times to hike Hinchinbrook Island. You can dive and snorkel the reefs around Lucinda at any time of the year; the sea temperature only dips below 25 degrees Celsius from around mid-May to early October. For the rest of the year, taking a dip can feel like soaking in warm bathwater.
The mountains, beaches, and mangroves of Hinchinbrook Island National Park are a short boat ride from Lucinda. Take a short walk or tackle sections of the multiday Thorsborne Trail, which runs from George Point across the channel from Lucinda to Ramsay Bay on the northern end of this uninhabited island. You can also explore the shoreline by boat or kayak.
You’ll catch plenty of fish from the public jetty in town, from northern bluefin tuna, Spanish mackerel, and giant trevally. Or follow the lead of locals and take a boat out to the deeper water around the more distant pylons of the long jetty to haul in bigger specimens.
There are plenty of beautiful little islands a short boat ride from Lucinda. Head to Orpheus Island, part of the larger Palm Island group to the east of town, to dive or snorkel its fringing reefs. Here you’ll find more than a thousand species of reef fish, as well as green turtles and manta rays.