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 Absolute North Charters operates out of Lucinda, Queensland Australia, gateway to Hinchinbrook Island National Park. We will introduce you to the wonders and beauty of Hinchinbrook Island and surrounds. Once you see it you will be hooked, and will want to return again and again – we promise!

Call John 0419 712 577 or use our form to arrange your next Absolute North Charters experience.

Note: With both Lucinda and Cardwell departures, and pickup from either end of Hinchinbrook Island’s Thorsborne Trail, we are the flexible, convenient, and cost effective ferry option. Our craft are purpose-built for local conditions.

HINCHINBROOK ISLAND – Thorsborne Trail Logistics

26-person-boat for ferry to Hinchinbrook Island

We have been getting a lot of enquiries from HIKERS/BUSHWALKERS about actually getting to HINCHINBROOK ISLAND to HIKE the THORSBORNE TRAIL from major cities around the country.

With that in mind, we think it would be beneficial to all potential HIKERS to try to fill in the gaps concerning airports, shuttle bus services and FERRY SERVICES that exist to help.

Important Thorsborne Trail Ferry Booking Considerations

Thorsborne Trail, Hinchinbrook: Ferry Booking. Hi All, I have been surfing the Internet for a while today looking to find out what kind of information is out there for bushwalkers doing Hinchinbrook’s Thorsborne trail. I have discovered that there is some wrong information concerning your transfer options… How this has …

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The Ultimate Guide to Hiking Hinchinbrook Island

We have just completed our 6th hike of the 32km Thorsborne Trail on Hinchinbrook Island. This is something we have done each year since 2010 and will continue to do as we all live only about 2.5 hours drive from Cardwell.

This year John, the owner of ‘Absolute North Charters’, asked if we could write a guide to help other hikers better prepare themselves for what lay ahead of them walking the trail. Most information on the web is from hikers who have walked the Thorsborne Trail once only, our information is from 6 consecutive years of hiking the island.

Hinchinbrook Island is the Worlds largest all island National Park

Hinchinbrook Island National Park From the red centre to Kakadu we have so much to see and experience. One place that has stayed under the radar due to good environmental management by the Queensland Government is another beautiful Australian icon….. Hinchinbrook Island is situated halfway between Cairns and Townsville, the …

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