LINDEMAN ISLAND is situated near the southern entrance to beautiful Whitsunday Passage, about 50 miles north of Mackay. It has an area of 3 square miles, and rises to 712 feet. Bluff headlands, grassy slopes, forested and savannah country and luxuriant patches of tropical jungle are among the physical features of the island. The shores are indented with charming havens and shell-strewn coves. Coral reefs fringe portion of the island. A coral pool, picturesquely set within a rocky peninsula, is a never-ending source of interest and delight. This natural aquarium contains living corals delicately tinted with pastel tones, scintillant fish clad in variegated liveries, clams with brightly-hued mantles, beautiful flower-like anemones, and an infinite variety of other strange, bizarre denizens of the coral reefs. Pretty walks lead over the island to various points of interest. From the summit of Mount Olden a seascape of ineffable loveliness is unfolded. More than 70 verdant islands form groups and festoons north and south as far as the eye can see. The deep blue of the ocean, lightening to turquoise over the encircling coral reefs, the flooding sunlight, thronging islands and the quiet beauty all around never fails to enchant the visitor.
FRONTING picturesque Kennedy Sound? the island settlement nestles on a level area beneath a grassy bluff, and is bordered by a wide sandy beach. Coconut palms and tropical trees shade the huts and recreation rooms. Kennedy Sound is formed by Shaw, Lindeman, Seafortb and Maher Islands, and is one of the most beautiful of the many waterlanes among these coral-girt isles. Visitors are able to drift over the extensive reefs fringing the homestead beach in row boats or dinghies and gaze through glass-bottomed floats at the fascinating life of the marine landscape. Cruising among the island clusters offers boundless enjoyment. Picnic cruises are made to Neck Bay on Shaw Island, to Maher and Pentecost Islands, and to other points of scenic interest. Bathing in these crystal-clear tropic seas is delightful throughout the year. Aquaplaning in sheltered havens is also a popular recreation. Game-fishing and light-gear angling offers unlimited sport. Golfing, hiking, fossicking on the exposed reefs, sun-basking, or lazing in the cool shade of tropic trees, dancing and novel forms of entertainment at night, . . .
A vacation on Lindeman Island is brimful of interest and enjoyment. Mr. and Mrs. Angus Nicolson, their daughter and two sons spare no effort to assure for visitors a most pleasant and unique holiday.
FOR THE ANGLER: There is an endless variety of holiday interests on Lindeman Island. Fishing, of course, is one of the main attractions. Excellent sport may be had off the reefs fringing the island and in adjacent waters. Game-fish abound in the regions of the Barrier Reefs. Spanish mackerel weighing up to 80 lb., queenfish, turrum, trevalli. bonito and other surface-feeding sea-tigers provide exciting rod and line sport. The possibilities of big game-fishing in the vicinity of Lindeman Island is being investigated. Swordfish and sailfish have been brought to gaff off the island, but no serious attempt has yet been made to fish for these species. Reef fish, such as red emperor, snapper, coral trout, cod, groper and many others, are plentiful. Launches for private fishing parties may be hired if prior notice is given. Fresh bait and trolling lines are provided without charge. Light tackle may be purchased or hired on the island.
TRAIN AND LAUNCH: A weekly launch service between Seaforth, near Mackay, and Lindeman Island connects with the northern and southern rail services. Passengers from the South leave Brisbane by tpe wuflfehtne Express on Sunday evening and arrive at " Mackay on Monday evening. The night is spent a^-M|ftkay, and on the Tuesday a car service transports visiters to Seaforth, where they connect with the island Jafitffch.
SI EAMER Passengers, may join the vessels of interstate steamship comp^nifjL at Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Townsville or, XCiirns and proceed direct to Lindeman Island. 4
AEROPLA|^Ei/;T)uring the winter tourist season an alternative route to Lindeman Island is by mail plane to Mackay (arrivrng on Sunday), proceeding by way of coastal steamer on the Monday morning. The return trip may be made a similar way.
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OTHER PASTIMES: Cruising on these loping leagues of tropic sea is a popular pastime. Several of the adjacent islands are visited and picnics arranged to the various beauty spots. Auxiliary launches are also used for aquaplaning—a thrilling sport. Turtles and fish spearing by native “boys” is a feature which delights visitors. Turtles frequent these waters throughout the year, and turtle steak often appears on the menu. Small boats with waterscopes are provided to view the coral gardens. (Visitors are notified that the reefs are protected by Order-in-Council and the removal of coral or other marine fauna is strictly prohibited.) There is a grass tennis court, nine-hole golf course, and concrete cricket pitch near the settlement. In the spacious recreation room is a good dancing floor. A radio, piano and gramophone are provided for entertainment purposes.
There is accommodation for fifty guests at Linde-man Island. The sleeping quarters consist of attractive grass and fibro cabins, with electric light and running water laid on. Septic sewerage and hot and cold showers and baths are conveniently situated. There is an unlimited supply of spring water. The meals and dining room service will prove highly satisfactory. The settlement has its own cows, sheep and poultry, vegetable gardens and orchard. Full-flavoured papaws and other delectable tropical fruits are a specialty. The island has a liquor licence and is equipped with modern refrigeration.
A genial climate prevails along the regions of the Great Barrier Reefs for eight months of the year. Winter months on Lindeman Island—May, June, July and August—are unsurpassed for holiday-making. When Southerners are complaining of cold, bleak days, chill with sleet and fogs, these bright blue northern skies are suffused with warm, sparkling sunshine. Winter nights on the “Fortunate Isles,” with stars hanging close like lamps in the sky, are crisp and exhilarating and fragrant with tropic scents. Cruising among the islands on blue-gold winter days will leave imperishable memories. The climate from September to December is also delightful. Many Queenslanders and visitors from southern States regularly spend their Christmas and New Year holidays on Lindeman Island. The rainy season usually sets in between January and April.
There is no undue formality on Lindeman Island. Comfort is the first consideration in the matter of dress. Cruise costumes, beach wear, hiking outfits and the usual sports dress are most appropriate for the out-of-doors. A change of attire is usual for the evening. Sports shirts, shorts (slacks if subject to sunburn), a wide-brimmed panama or straw hat or helmet, sandals or sandshoes, bathing costume, sun glasses, electric torch, and, perhaps, strong boots for wading among the coral reefs, are suggested as being necessary. Visitors during June and July are advised to pack warm clothing, for the evenings are often brisk at that time of the year, even in these winterless regions. Tobacco, chocolates, soft drinks, standard photographic films and certain patent medicines may be obtained at the island store.
For detailed information relating to costs, please con suit the separate inset page. Reduced fares are quoted for organised parties. Students and teachers receive special concessions. Inclusive tours for private parties are • arranged at moderate cost.
Visitors who travel via Mackay are usually met at the Railway Station by a representative for Lindeman Island, who attends to details of transportation, etc., and relieves visitors of all “travel worry.” In the event of inclement weather or other unavoidable circumstances delaying visitors or causing variation of published schedules and arrangements, they must bear additional expenses (if any) incurred for accommodation or transportation on the mainland.
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For further Information regarding Costs and Services consult—•
QUEENSLAND GOVERNMENT TOURIST BUREAU
ADELAIDE STREET, BRISBANE
17 Martin Place, 303 Collins Street, Plaza Arcade
SYDNEY MELBOURNE PERTH
And at Rockhampton, Townsville and Cairns
ltriff ~ £5. 5. Od.
L TSIS'ILT service is maintained b.etvoon Mackey and Lind email Island, leaving Maolcay on TUESDAY nernings and returning on WEDItSSDAX afternoon*
COLinSGIIIIG RAIL SEiyiGE FROM HRISBil'lE^
Leave Roma Streot station Tby the Townsville Mail on Sunday at 8* 0 P.m,; arrive Madkay on Holiday night. Stay overnight at Madkay; leave Ikiokry at 10.50 a*111. Tuesday "by taxi and launch servioe, Arrive Lindeman Island Tuesday about 5, 0 p.m, Leave Lindoman Island the following Wednesday week at 8. 0 a.m. Arrive Madkay at approidiiaiely 1.50 p*m. Stay overnight in Maokay, South-bound train leaves Madkay on Thursday 3.45 a«m. Arrive Brisbane 6.20 a*m. Friday.
ETCLIBIVE COSTS FR0M LPi5BhIBi T7ITH TEdiTSPOfelWoif ^iTt/ DATS OIT LUDHiUT ISLAUD.
From £17* 6. 7d. )iocording to class of rail To £20.10. )travel and accommodation
a Madkay •
Costs cover rail, road and sea transportation from Brisbane to Lindeman Island and return; reserved seats on trains; meals at Railway Refreshment Rooms or Dining Gar; transportation and accommodation in Maokay while awaiting connecting servioes; and accommodation 011 Lindeman Island. Cost of oruising while at Lindeman Island Is included in the above costs.
Costs are increased by £1, 7. 8d. (1st class) or 8/8d. (2nd class) if sleeping berths are provided on forward and. return journeys.
For further particulars and bookings apply
QUILFISLAID GOTLEMMdUT TOURIST BUREAU, Adelaide Street, Brisbane, .
MRIPF - £5. 5. Od,
15/- por any,
L TiSEKLI service is nriniaiiiod between Maokay and Lind email Island, leaving Mackey on TUESDAJ mornings and returning on TTEDIISSDiX afternoon.
CpidnSGIITTG RAIL SERVICE PROM BRISBANE,
on Thursday 3,45
Leave Roma Street station by the Townsville Mail on Sunday at 8* 0 p.m,; arrive MaOlcay on Monday night. Stay overnight at Maokay; leave Maokay at 10.50 a.u, Tuesday by teed, and launch service» Lrrive Lindeman Island Tuesday ah out 5. 0 p.m. Leave Lindoman Island the following Wednesday week at 9. 0 a.m. Arrive Hadkay at approidrnately 1,50 p.m. Stay overnight in Maokay, South-hound train leaves Ilaokry Brishane 6.20 a*m. Priday.
IMCLUS XV^ COSTS FROM BRL3BAI5B WITH EdhTSPOfeloSbif IdiTVd DiiTS Oil LUDEHMT ISLAIID.
Prom £17. 6. 7d. )Aocording to class of rail To £20.10. 70L. )travel and accommodation
a ij Maokay.
Costs oover rail, road and sea transportation from Brishane to Lindeman Island and return; reserved seats on trains; meals at Railway Refreshment Rooms or Dining Car; transportation and accommodation in Maokay while awaiting connecting servioes; and accommodation on Lindeman Island, Cost of cruising while at Lindeman Island is included in the above costs.
Costs are increased by £1. 7, 8d. (1st class) or 8/8d, (2nd olass) if sleeping berths are provided on forward and return journeys.
Por further particulars and bookings apply
QULLrTSLil'D GOVLRIildlh? TObRIST BTHuAU, Adelaide Street, Brisbane, .