Hinchinbrook Island, Australia's largest, most pristine island national park, is a landscape spectacle of sandy beaches, precipitous headlands, waterfalls, rugged mountains, mangrove creeks, sheltered bays and dense rainforests.
Day visitors have the opportunity to enjoy the island's best destinations and a variety of activities - bush walking, beachcombing, swimming, snorkelling, fishing or cruising the famed Hinchinbrook Channel. The world renowned Thorsborne Trail, a 32km trail along the eastern coast of the island, offers keen bushwalkers an outstanding 3 - 5 day trek.
Travelling to Hinchinbrook Island
Hinchinbrook Island Camping
Thorsborne Trail - remote area camping, on the east coast of Hinchinbrook, definitely restricted to backpacking. This 30 km (3-5 day) walking track follows superb tropical beaches & mountain streams & winds through rainforest, heath & mangroves. Drinking water should be carried, but can be replenished from any of the numerous fresh water streams along the trail. There are no facilities or supplies available on the trail and since fires are not permitted in the National Park gas cookers must be carried.
The trail, extending from Ramsay Bay in the North to George Point in the South, can be walked in either direction. Hikers choosing a shorter walk can trek part way down the trail and return to Ramsay Bay. Excess luggage and personal items not needed on the island can be left safely with operators in Cardwell or Lucinda and relocated to the opposite end of the trail if required.
Permits to camp on Hinchinbrook and nearby islands must be booked and obtained through Department of Environment & Heritage, PO Box 74, Cardwell, Qld 4849. Phone: 07 4066 8601 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
There are NO shops or facilities on the islands so campers must take ALL provisions with them, in particular, insect repellent!
For much more information about Hinchinbrook Island including maps, trekking and walking notes, day tours, camping information and photographs visit the Great Green Way Tourism website www.greatgreenwaytourism.com or email them at email@example.com