Cardwell is approx 2 hours drive north of Townsville and 2 hours south of Cairns and is usually a toilet stop (not forgetting the famous Cardwell Pie Cart) but it also has some hidden treasures. In the vicinity is the Cardwell Lookout and various swimming holes, the best of these what we call the Blue Pool, best known as the Spa Pool. Depending on rainfall and infrequent fires in the area, this spot can be absolutely amazing (or non-spectacular depending on the day). See map in pictures for some ideas on how to find the hidden spots around Cardwell.