The historic town of Halifax (named by Captain Cook in 1770) lies just 17kms from Ingham, only 1.5 hrs drive north of Townsville.

Halifax (population 500) is the supply hub for the nearby towns of Lucinda and Taylors Beach and considered the gateway to the Hinchinbrook Channel.

The Macknade Sugar Mill (the oldest in the southern hemisphere and still going strong) is only a few hundred metres down the road.

Local Halifax services include a Spar Supermarket/post office, doctors surgery, pharmacy, library, Police Station, service station, museum/gallery, hotel, hardware/produce, 2 primary schools, churches, butcher, tackle shop/home brew, engineering works & boat ramps.

The combined communities of Halifax, Lucinda, Taylors Beach & Forrest Beach are experiencing unprecedented growth and this coastal strip provides some of the best recreational fishing grounds in the world, as they are surrounded by the Herbert River, Hinchinbrook, Great Barrier Reef & the Palm Island Group! (See Location Map Page)

Location Map

Location Map