Thorsborne Trail

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.

One Stop (Hinchinbrook Island) Shop!

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)

Thanks to our association with helloworld Ingham, we now offer a service where you can book everything you need for your trip with one call or email.

  • 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 email [email protected]  and she will get you sorted for all or any of the above.

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:

We understand that for you to organise your travel itinerary you need to see the times that we are bringing you back to the mainland.
These 2018 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.

In December the trail is not usually very busy, so we can tailor your pickup times at George Point to suit.  Call or email with your enquiries for December

2018 Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec 2018
1 13:30 13:30 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 12:30 by request 1
2 14:00 13:30 13:30 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 by request 2
3 02:30 13:30 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 by request 3
4 15:00 13:30 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 by request 4
5 15:30 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 by request 5
6 15:30 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 15:00 12:30 13:00 by request 6
7 01:30 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 12:30 12:30 13:00 by request 7
8 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 14:00 12:00 13:00 13:30 by request 8
9 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 12:30 12:30 13:00 14:30 by request 9
10 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 12:00 13:00 13:30 14:30 by request 10
11 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 12:30 13:00 13:30 14:30 by request 11
12 13:00 13:00 13:00 12:30 12:30 12:30 13:30 14:00 15:00 by request 12
13 13:00 13:00 13:00 12:30 12:30 13:00 14:00 14:30 13:00 by request 13
14 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 14:00 12:30 13:00 13:00 by request 14
15 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:30 14:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 by request 15
16 13:00 13:30 13:00 13:00 13:30 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 by request 16
17 13:00 13:30 13:00 13:00 13:30 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 by request 17
18 13:30 14:30 13:30 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 by request 18
19 14:00 14:30 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 by request 19
20 14:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 by request 20
21 02:30 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 by request 21
22 14:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 by request 22
23 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 by request 23
24 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:30 by request 24
25 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 14:00 n/a 25
26 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:30 15:00 n/a 26
27 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:30 15:30 by request 27
28 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:30 14:30 12:00 by request 28
29 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 14:00 14:30 12:30 by request 29
30 13:00 13:30 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 12:30 12:30 12:30 by request 30
31 13:00 13:00 13:00 13:00 12:30 by request 31
  Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

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.

Click here for DEPARTURE & PICKUP TIMES (opens in new tab)

NOTE: We can also transfer you from/to Cardwell.

Our Pricing

Above 18 Years

$130

PER PERSON

13 – 17 years

$125

PER PERSON

5 – 12 Years

$120

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:

Once upon a time, CAMPING Permits had to be be sourced by you.

Now however, one call to Rashelle at helloWorld Ingham means your frustrations with clicking all over the web are over.  Call Rochelle +61 (0)7 4776 5677) or email [email protected] and she will promptly arrange any of these…

  • Thorsborne Trail Hiking Permits
  • Transport: Flights, Train, Bus, Airport Shuttle, Hire Car
  • Accommodation – Lucinda and Hinchinbrook Shire
  • Ferry Transfers

Got your hiking permits?  No worries… just scroll down or go to our booking page for your transfer options.

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 Gas cannisters for the Thorsborne Trail are available from Mitre 10 at Ingham, just 20 minutes away.

Essential local knowledge provided by Skipper John Absolute North Charters.

Thorsborne Trail

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 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.

Do we have other options?  Yes of course!  But to book the MOST RECOMMENDED, most enjoyable experience of the trail, use this convenient form to book and pay…

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