No, I had never heard of it either. Hull Heads is just down the road from Tully Heads, which is near Tully. Tully has the dubious distinction of being arguably the wettest place in Australia. Luckily for us, the rain stayed away while we were there. Hull Heads and indeed the whole coast along that region, is still recovering from Cyclone Yasi which devastated the area in early February 2011. Many of the houses have been rebuilt, but there are still blocks of land that are now vacant and waiting for a new dwelling to be constructed. As you walk along the stretch of sandy beach, there is evidence everywhere of the destruction caused by that monstrous storm; huge trees are snapped off like toothpicks, and the sand is still littered with broken trees and debris from that time.
But if you look the other way, the gorgeous islands can still be seen out over the sea, there are still stretches of golden sand and we didn’t come across any crocodiles, although there were plenty of signs warning us not to go into the water, or stand at the water’s edge.
And once you get used to the idea, and realise there probably aren’t any crocodiles waiting to eat you as soon as you set foot on the beach, you can walk for miles and enjoy the sunset.