A favourite spot for a cool rest after the climb

For a breath of very fresh air…

View from Thorsborne Trail - Hinchinbrook Island

So many stunning aspects on Hinchinbrook Island – remember your camera!

Hinchinbrook Island

Camping or Day Trips…

Good Morning!

On Hinchinbrook Island

You never know what you will see...

Sometimes we are approached by inquisitive Humpbacks

Note: If you want ONLY Ferry Transfer, head on over to our Prices, Book & Pay page now.
If your choice is self-drive and you need accommodation, visit our Links and Resources page for a great selection
PLB (Personal Life Beacon) also available (Use our Contact page for PLB enquiries)

Helloworld Travel Ingham…

…is your booking agent to call for assistance with your travel enquiries.

  • Thorsborne Trail Hiking Permits
  • Transport: Flights, Train, Bus, Airport Shuttle, Hire Car
  • Ferry Transfers

Call Rashelle at helloworld Ingham (Phone +61 (0)7 4776 5677) or call Rashelle’s mobile +61 (0) 488 262 736 or email ingham@helloworld.com.au  and she will get you sorted for all or any of the above.

Note: If you want ONLY Ferry Transfer, head on over to our Prices, Book & Pay page now.
If your choice is self-drive and you need accommodation, visit our Links and Resources page for a great selection
PLB (Personal Life Beacon) also available (Use our Contact page for PLB enquiries)

Helloworld Travel Ingham…

…is your booking agent to call for assistance with your travel enquiries.

  • Thorsborne Trail Hiking Permits
  • Transport: Flights, Train, Bus, Airport Shuttle, Hire Car
  • Ferry Transfers

Call Rashelle at helloworld Ingham (Phone +61 (0)7 4776 5677) or call Rashelle’s mobile +61 (0) 488 262 736 or email ingham@helloworld.com.au  and she will get you sorted for all or any of the above.

Hinchinbrook Island

Camping or Day Trips…

Good Morning!

Off to Hinchinbrook Island

You never know what you will see...

Sometimes we are approached by inquisitive Humpbacks

Rockingham Bay

For a breath of very fresh air…

Zoe Bay - Hinchinbrook Island

Zoe Bay is a favoured destination for our visitors

Hiking the legendary Thorsborne Trail, Hinchinbrook Island


Thorsborne Trail

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.

"Thorsborne Trail" App...

This is the ONLY app for hikers either walking or thinking of walking the iconic Thorsborne Trail.

Download on the App Store
Get it on Google Play

Department track notes - Tide charts - GPS tracking - Water sources - Tidal creek crossings.  And many other features.

Don't leave home without it!

Thorsborne Trail App
Check Permit Availability
  1. Click Here to open the Parks Permits area. Opens in a new tab so you can refer back here for further instructions
  2. Ignore the first row, and go to Select park.  Tip: type "hinc" into the field and you can easily select "Hinchinbrook Island NP, Thorsborne Trail" (but not "Hinchinbrook Island National Park")
  3. Select your preferred start date
  4. Hit "Search"
  5. Scroll down and click on the Green Button that says "Check Availability"
  6. A popup will appear showing 3-14 days depending on your device, starting with the date you selected. Find your preferred dates that are available, or change the date and hit the search button.  Proceed to booking when you find "your" dates.

IMPORTANT NOTE


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.

See All Transfers

Start and finish at peaceful, scenic Lucinda with secure parking and choice of accommodation. Or choose Cardwell.

  • Boat Transfers from Lucinda to Ramsey Bay, AND return George Point to Lucinda. (outbound plus return)
    $155.00 PER ADULT (Teen $145, Child $135)
  • Between Lucinda and George’s Point AND return.
    $115 PER ADULT (Teen $105, Child $95)
  • Boat Transfers from Cardwell to Ramsey Bay, AND return George Point to Cardwell. (outbound plus return)
    $165.00 PER ADULT (Teen $155, Child $145)

BOOK NOW

 

Choose Your Hinchinbrook Style


Hiking

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

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.

Day Trips

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

Matt and Steph

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Traveler Satisfaction

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John,

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


Skipper John

Skipper John

Owner

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.

From Our Blog


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Ferry to Thorsborne Trail

Ferry to Thorsborne Trail۔ Thorsborne trail is famous for its unparalleled natural beauty. Running along the east coast of Hinchinbrook Island, every year avid nature lovers and hikers from around the country flock around the island to hike down the trail. Declared as...

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Boat To Thorsborne Trail. The Thorsborne Trail on Hinchinbrook Island is popular among hikers for its preserved wilderness and the flora and fauna it hosts. The 32 km long trail is running along the east coast - from Ramsay Bay in the north to George Point in the...

Get to Thorsborne Trail

Get to Thorsborne Trail. Hinchinbrook Island, situated on the north-east coast of the mainland, is the largest all-island National Park in Australia and is declared a world heritage. It is home to Thorsborne Trail that offers the world’s best bushwalking experience....

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Locate Us


Lucinda

Pleasant view from Lucindia, near Hinchinbrook Island.

Cardwell

Cardwell

Ramsay Bay

Travelers at Ramsay Bay Boardwalk, Hinchinbrook Island

George Point

Hikers after their completion of Hiking at Hinchinbrook Island