NOTE:   We can transfer you to/from Ramsay Bay (Northern end) and George’s Point (South End of Thorsborne Trail).  You may prefer to use us for your transfers because whether you walk north-south or south-north, you can leave your vehicle in Lucinda where there is safe parking, and we manage both water-borne parts of your journey.  (We are the first ferry service to implement this more scenic, convenient, and cost-effective transfer for Thorsborne trail walkers).
(Yes, we will pick up and return to Cardwell, but CONDITIONS APPLY)

Cancellation Policy

We give a full refund for whatever reason that you cannot hike the trail.

However, you must cancel your camping permit for the dates you have previously booked at least TEN DAYS BEFORE your booked departure as it is imperative that other people have the chance to fill vacated positions on the trail. You then need to forward your confirmation email of your cancellation from National Parks to Absolute North Charters in order for us to be able to process a refund.

If National Parks themselves close the park we waive the need for you to forward their cancellation confirmation.
There is a fixed number of permits issued for people allowed on the trail at any given time. So please consider other people's desire to hike the trail in the event you need to cancel.

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.

Please Note:

During the wet season, transfers from Cardwell will cease due to the low demand during those times.
Please book through the Lucinda form.

We are booked out for July 6th to 12th, 2022

"Thorsborne Trail" App...

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

Click/Tap Here for more details

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!

Simply choose your preferred transfer and click on the plus symbol. (+)

For Cardwell transfers, CONDITIONS APPLY so call Rachelle or write to John to enquire.

Need help?  Want to get it all sorted in one phone call?  Talk to Rashelle…

For fast service —9am to 3pm Monday to Friday (Queensland time)—

call Rashelle’s mobile +61 (0) 488 262 736

A short time after booking, you should receive a confirmation email from, subject is "Your Booking - Thorsborne Trail Transfer" with the details of your booking.

This confirmation email contains a link to the pickup time information for your booking.

IMPORTANT!  If you don't see it, please check your Spam and Trash folders.

Thorsborne Trail Transfers

Start from Lucinda, walk North to South (Recommended) - $175

Outbound: Lucinda to Ramsay Bay
Inbound: George Point to Lucinda

  • ADULT (17+) $175
  • CHILD (5-16) $165
  • Toddler (0-4) Free
  • Recommended: the most enjoyable and cost-effective way to experience the Thorsborne Trail
Click Here to Pay Now with Credit Card or PayPal
Start from Lucinda, walk South to North - $175

Outbound: Lucinda to George Point
Inbound: Ramsay Bay to Lucinda

  • ADULT (17+) $175
  • CHILD (5-16) $165
  • Toddler (0-4) Free
Click Here to Pay Now with Credit Card or PayPal
Start from Cardwell, walk South to North - $175

Outbound: Cardwell to George Point
Inbound: Ramsay Bay to Cardwell

  • ADULT (17+) $175
  • CHILD (5-16) $165
  • Toddler (0-4) Free
Click Here to Pay Now with Credit Card or PayPal
Lucinda to South end and return South to Lucinda - $125

Outbound: Lucinda to George Point
Inbound: George Point to Lucinda

Suits short-term hikers to Mulligans Falls & Zoe Bay

  • ADULT (17+) $125
  • CHILD (5-16) $115
  • Toddler (0-4) Free
Click Here to Pay Now with Credit Card or PayPal

Day Trips

Day Trips - $155

Lucinda to ???
??? to Lucinda

  • Adult (17+)  $155
  • Child (5-16)  $100
  • Toddler (0-5) Free

Please contact John before booking a Day Trip, as tides and weather make each trip different, and John would like to explain to you how the trip works for your chosen date.

Click “Other Trips” below for phone, email and convenient form for contact.

Other Trips

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If you have not found the transfer you were looking for, please contact us.

We often put together special packages for researchers, school groups, etc.

Chances are we can work out something to help you.

Email: Email John

Phone or SMS (text message): 0419 712 577

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