Hiking the legendary Thorsborne Trail, Hinchinbrook Island
Considering walking the World famous Thorsborne Trail? Famous not because of a destination flooded with travelers but for quite the opposite. The regulated number of trail walkers gives you the chance to connect with and appreciate the raw beauty of a tropical island regarded by many as one of Australia’s premier walks! The iconic Thorsborne Trail on Hinchinbrook Island traverses an incredible diversity of terrains and ecosystems; from rugged tropical ranges, waterfalls, rainforest, rocky shorelines, open woodlands and stunning beaches.There is no infrastructure except food boxes and toilets for your convenience at the campsites. It is Nature at its best! We are a ferry business that operates to both the Northern and Southern access points of the Thorsborne Trail from Cardwell and Lucinda.
We transfer you to or from either the Northern (Ramsay Bay) or Southern End (George Point) of the Thorsborne Trail. We will pick up and deliver from/to Lucinda. You may prefer to use us for your northern transfer at the start because you can leave your vehicle in Lucinda. (We are the first ferry service to implement the more scenic, convenient and cost-effective transfer from Lucinda for Thorsborne Trail walkers).
Please note: We do transfer from Cardwell and return to Cardwell also.
Start and finish at peaceful, scenic Lucinda with secure parking and choice of accommodation.
- Boat Transfers from Lucinda to Ramsey Bay, AND return George Point to Lucinda. (outbound plus return)
$155.00 PER ADULT (Teen $135, Child $125)
- JUST Between George’s Point & Lucinda. (One way, either direction)
$45.00 PER ADULT (Teen $40, Child $35)
Choose Your Hinchinbrook Style
HIKING the Thorsborne Trail is considered one of Australia’s best. Stunning beauty, Terrain varies from pristine beach to rocky mountain, deep forest, and tidal creeks. Completely natural.
CAMPING The most beautiful of all Australia’s islands. Our favourite place in the whole world, a place that has been part of our consciousness forever and a place you should not miss while in Australia.
We are permitted to transfer day visitors to three separate locations. All transfers depart Cardwell or Lucinda and are weather dependent. Your safety is our priority. Check out the destinations available.
From Our Travelers
This adventure was the highlight of our trip. John went above and beyond in his service and personal dedication to ensuring we had an amazing time. He is a wealth of knowledge about the area and also very passionate about wildlife.
We loved our time with him and were blown away by the beauty of the island. Couldn’t recommend Absolute north charters highly enough. Great local experience. Thanks for an incredible time – Matt and Steph
We just want to say a big thank to you and your staff.
The information you provided before our trip to Hinchinbrook Island was ‘spot on’.
We thank you for your knowledge and insight into the Island and your dedication to your clients when walking the Thorsborne Trail.
We shall return to continue our adventure…The Wildes
The Advantage of Local Knowledge
An adventure hike is by definition sure to turn up the unexpected. When you are completely relying on your own resources, preparation is key. And as every location is different, it’s LOCAL KNOWLEDGE that will help make you more comfortable, and ensure a happy hike.
“Skipper John” is the man with the local knowledge. He’s lived here all his life, knows the island like the back of his hand, and freely imparts his vast store of useful insights to his clients.
Go with Skipper John … a man who takes seriously his “duty of care” while you are on the island… really the only safe choice.