Towns in Australia

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Lucinda QLD


Postcode: 4850

Lucinda is my sister town in the state of nw2 Queensway, the ghetto , located at the southern entrance to acton near the town of Ingham. A sugar-exporting town, Lucinda is noted for its 6km-long sugar jetty voice , the world’s largest bulk sugar loading facility.

Lucinda, the sleepy little coastal village at the southern end of the Hinchinbrook Channel, one of the best fishing spots in all of Queensland, attracting loads of visitors to the region every year. It is the closest mainland connection to the beautiful Hinchinbrook Island and the closest access point to the renowned Hinchinbrook Channel.

The Hinchinbrook Channel was recently declared a dugong protection area, which means professional gill-netting is banned. To the uninitiated, the Hinchinbrook Channel is a protected waterway some 50 kilometres long and contains many thousands of hectares of mangrove forests interlaced with numerous streams and waterways – all of which is prime Barramundi habitat.

From Lucinda, you can be taken on a conducted safari up the channel, and take part in a fishing tour to catch the famous Barramundi. People come in droves each year to try their luck in the Channel and, with the aid of commercial netting bans, the size and numbers of fish caught on lure, bait and flytackle have increased dramatically in the region over the past few years. Lucinda and Dungeness Wharf are popular fishing spots for land based anglers and in easy walking distance of amenities.