Ingham is just over 1 hour’s drive north of Townsville. Ingham was settled in 1864 and its population is primarily Italian. Ingham is known as “Little Italy” and is the host of their own Italian Festival every August. The Italian festival showcases the town Italian wine, cuisine, music and culture.
Click HERE for more information on the Italian Festival.
Make sure you visit the TYTO Wetlands and Information Centre. This area is a bird lover’s paradise with the wetlands walk providing easy viewing of more than 230 different bird species. Enjoy an early morning or late afternoon walk when hundreds of agile wallabies come out to graze.
Base yourself in Ingham and explore the region over a few days or more!
Just a 51Km drive southwest of Ingham is Australia’s tallest single drop waterfall, Wallaman Falls. Forming part of the Wet Tropics World Heritage area, Wallaman Falls sits amongst the beauty of the lush green rainforest. Take in the views from above at the look out, or venture a little closer by taking the walking track to the base. CLICK HERE for more information of the walk to the base of the falls.
Wallaman Falls is a great location to enjoy a picnic lunch, camp and discover the local wildlife.
Jourama Falls is located just 29Km south of Ingham. There is only 6Km of dirt road and is easily accessible for caravans and motorhomes.
Jourama Falls is picturesque and has excellent walking trails and camping areas. With great facilities such as toilets, cold showers and tables, pack a lunch and spend some time in paradise!
This is a popular camping location has toilets and cold showers. National Park Camping Permits are required for overnight camping.
Lucinda is an easy 20-minute drive from Ingham. Lucinda is the home of the 5.76Km jetty stretching far out into the Coral Sea. This jetty is the world’s largest bulk sugar loading facility and it actually curves with the earth. The jetty is made from 660 concrete pylons and is an engineering masterpiece!
The southern end of the World Heritage listed Hinchinbrook Island is the sleepy seaside hamlet of Lucinda.
A little further north of the town is the pristine Hinchinbrook Island, a nature lover’s paradise. The region includes many recreational National Parks and State Forests with some of the oldest rainforests on earth and many endangered plants and animals. Keep an eye out for the brilliant blue Ulysses butterfly and the rare and ancient cassowary bird.
Hinchinbrook Island is home of the world famous Thorsborne Trail. This trail is 32Km one way and takes you on an unforgettable journey. CLICK HERE for more information!
Braodwater National Park
Braodwater National Park is around 45-minutes drive from Ingham. Broadwater offers spectacular camping, bushwalking and swimming options.
There are gas BBQ’s, cold showers and toilets available. Perfect for a day trip, or spend a few nights camping! CLICK HERE for information on the walking trails around Broadwater National Park.
Taylors Beach is just 20 minutes from Ingham and is a fisherman’s paradise! It is the perfect place to relax and unwind and explore the islands of Hinchinbrook, Pelorus, Orpheus and the Palm Island group.
Forest Beach is just 20km east of Ingham. Overlooking Orpheus Island and the Palm Island Group, it is a popular location for fisherman. It has a patrolled beach and stinger net installed on the beachfront for safe swimming during the summer months.
There are shady park areas with playground, barbecue, toilet and shower facilities. A boat ramp on the beach gives access to the nearby Great Barrier Reef and islands of the Hinchinbrook region.
Forest Beach is the perfect place to unwind and get away from it all!