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Reel Women Jetty, gateway to one of the most beautiful spots in North Queensland

The Reel Women's story poem reflects the traditional role of the jetty as a meeting place for fishing and passing time with friends, especially for the island's women. The story celebrates the long friendship of three women, who became a symbol of island life.

Elsie Robertson, Linda Thimble (Lindy Lou), and Veronica James (BJ-Bonnie)



    With their fishing gear and bucket they would walk

    And on the jetty they will talk

    Laughter and jokes they will share

    The lines are set and their minds are at rest

    To catch a few is on their list

    Speaking to others and giving advice

    Sharing their skills and thrills, and telling the tale

    Of the big one that got away

    To all real Women, you're the best

    Forget you not, From the rest.


Food and Dining at Palm Island

There is a variety of quality establishments on Palm Island where you can avail yourself of anything from groceries, to take-away or restaurant dining.

The Palm Island Retail Store has an extensive range of supermarket lines including fresh fruit, vegetables and meats. The Retail Store is conveniently located on Main Street in the centre of the town adjacent to the council chambers. To place orders or for more information, please call the friendly staff at the store on 4770 1171.

Sunset Snack Foods have a great range of freshly cooked take-away foods including great locally caught fish and chips, burgers, roast packs and hot chicken, as well as cold drinks and great coffee. Carina and her friendly team are only too happy to accommodate with orders, call 4770 1190. Sunset is located behind the Retail Store.




Klub Kuda - Palm Island

Klub Kuda is a great option for contractors or tourists alike. Mislam Sam operates a very clean camp outside of town, surrounded by bush on the way to Bamba Creek.

Serviced rooms vary from single to double, and beautiful self-contained apartments. There are excellent shared facilities including a fully appointed kitchen, common lounge area with large flat-screen TV, laundry facilities and ablutions area.

Please note that you would require your own transport, as Klub Kuda is located out of town. For bookings please call Mislam on 0407 060 930 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Lucinda is situated 25 kilometres drive north east of Ingham.  A variety of accommodation is available including camp sites, hotel rooms and fully self contained holiday units.  

Dungeness, two minute's drive from Lucinda, also offers numerous forms of accommodation.  For bookings and further information please follow the links below.

Lucinda Point Hotel     Phone: 4777 8103

Hinchinbrook Resorts    Phone: 4777 8327



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