With some awesome road trip options available in the surrounding area, having your own car makes good sense. Without one, it’d be much more difficult to explore all that Townsville, 30 miles away, has to offer. Magnetic Island Ferry Terminal should be high up on your list here. Castle Hill and Strand Park are also not to be missed. Cardwell is another terrific option. It’s 60 miles away and home to tons of fun things to see and do. Girringun Aboriginal Art Centre, Cardwell Bush Telegraph and Historic Cardwell Post Office & Telegraph Station are only the start.