Thorsborne Trail

Why Thorsborne?

Thorsborne Trail is world 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! 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 both Lucinda and Cardwell.

 

Departure Times Going TO Hinchinbrook Island

LUCINDA DEPARTURE:

8am from Dungeness. This departure is NOT tide-dependent. (directions)

CARDWELL DEPARTURE:

9:15 am from the beach at Marine Parade, in front of your accommodation (directions)

Pickup Times. Coming FROM Hinchinbrook Island. (CLICK/TAP HERE!)

GEORGE POINT, HINCHINBROOK ISLAND PICK-UP:

These 2017 pick up times are consistent with you the hiker crossing Mulligans Creek 30 mins prior to the pick up time. This allows you the time to enjoy your last morning at Mulligans falls and safely cross Muligan creek at a safe time.

 

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Thorsborne Trail Hotspots

Places like Nina peak, Nina Bay, Zoe Falls (only 900 hundred metres from your beach campsite) are just a few of the treats that Hinchinbrook has to offer. The trail has two points of entry or departure. Ramsey Bay boardwalk is at the northern end of the island and George point is at the southern end close to Dungeness on the mainland. You can either walk north to south or south to north or only part of the trail and return to the place you began. Three nights, four days are recommended to be the minimal time to walk the entire trail. Although we are flexible the ‘tide waits for no man’ rule should be noted for crossing the many tidal creeks while walking the trail. We operate from Lucinda, on the mainland near the south end, close to the varied accommodations used by many trail walkers. Also the seasonal attractions such as filter sharks, rays, Manta rays, Dugong,Turtles and even the Humpback whales, not to mention the terrestrial animals that call this place home.

Our Trip Plan

 
We can transfer you to Ramsey Bay through the majestic Hinchinbrook Channel from Lucinda. This allows you, the hiker to leave your car safely at Lucinda while you are hiking the Thorsborne Trail. When you have finished your hike at George Point, you are only 10 minutes away from your car where you began in Lucinda. Absolutely no need to catch a shuttle bus back to your vehicle in Cardwell, which our pricing reflects. Lucinda to Ramsey Bay 1h45m, George Point to Lucinda 10 minutes.
 
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NOTE: We can also transfer you from/to Cardwell.

Our Pricing

Above 18 Years
$155
PER PERSON

13 – 17 years

$135
PER PERSON
5 – 12 Years
$125
PER PERSON

0-4 years old Travel FREE

Why Thorsborne Trail?

Fresh Water Sources

Spectacular beaches, lookouts, experience multiple environments

Seasonal attractions such as filter sharks, rays, Manta rays, Dugong,Turtles and even the Humpback whales, not to mention the terrestrial animals that call this place home.

Special Note:

CAMPING Permits must be sourced by you.
Start here: Queensland Government Dept of National Parks etc. Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service camping permit. Telephone 13 74 68 Mon-Fri.  Note that Thorsborne Trail camping permits are different to other general Hinchinbrook Island camping permits. For Trail walkers click on ‘Thorsborne Trail, Hinchinbrook Island‘ and for boat-based campers you now need to search ‘Hinchinbrook Island National Park’ for camping trips.  At the time of writing, the visitor is required to create an account before booking. This is normal.

Get ready for an adventure hiking the Thorsborne Trail.

Gas cannisters for the Thorsborne Trail are available from General Store at Hinchinbrook Resort, Lucinda

Gas cannisters for the Thorsborne Trail are available from General Store at Hinchinbrook Resort, Lucinda

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Thorsborne Trail

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