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Hinchinbrook Island

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Address: Cardwell, Queensland, Australia
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A brilliant hiking experience started with the boat ride

We headed across for a 4 night / 5 day hike at the start of September. What a place – the hiking is relatively easy but as speccy as you’ll find. Taking the longer boat trip... read more

Reviewed 12 November 2016
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

We headed across for a 4 night / 5 day hike at the start of September. What a place – the hiking is relatively easy but as speccy as you’ll find. Taking the longer boat trip from Lucinda at the start was awesome – it gives you an idea of the size and topography of the island and builds the... More 

2 Thank MrFlames
Townsville, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We had to tick this hike off our bucket list and had heard great reviews from friends who had done the Thorsborne Trail... and it didn't disappoint. We (2 adults and a 12 year old) decided to take 6 days/ 5 nights for the hike so we could have a couple of rest days to enjoy the sights. The Trail... More 

1 Thank Blondieblue77
Cardwell, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Recently completed the trail with 8 friends, all middle aged with differing levels of fitness. The most challenging thing I have ever attempted in my life but the wonderful memories I have brought back with me has been worth it. Highly recommend however my advice is to take it slow and steady, enjoy the natural beauty that surrounds you and... More 

Thank Kathleen S
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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

Hitchenbrook island is beautiful and the hike is well worth it. Excellent walk full of fresh water holes, waterfalls, stunning beaches and lots of varied native trees and shrubs. Recommend Hitchenbrook island cruises for boat transfers.

Thank Stacy_create
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

What a beautiful island and place to explore, we had our own boat and fished around Hinchinbrook with the mountains as the back drop amazing views. Kind regards

Thank Steven B
Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2,312 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

This is the "papa-bear" of the Great Barrier Reef islands. Its completely uninhabited with a limit of 40 people permitted to stay at any one time to protect the island's Biodiversity. Camping gear packed, boots strapped-on we tackled the 32 km Thorsborne Trail. The scenery is stunning as is the cacophonous sounds that have you imagining wild things.. Loved it.... More 

Thank Eli B
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 June 2016

My wife and I did the Thorsborn trail to celebrate our 50ths. A slice of nature beauty at its best, fantastic hike and opportunity to get of the grid! Due to heavy rain the week before it was more challenging than expected but the track is well marked and the National Parks seem to do a great job looking after... More 

Thank Darren W
Allora, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

when we arrived in cardwell it was 10 pm so we did not see beautiful rockingham bay or the beautiful magnificent hinchinbrook island ... in the morning we thought we had arrived in scotland ... but the heat soon made us realize no we were in far north Queensland the island with it magnificent mountains cloudy tops were just there... More 

Thank kerry d
Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

Although the weather wasn't the best we thoroughly enjoyed visiting the island. It really is a must see and the Thornsbourne Trail absolutely fabulous. The Haven is also a nice spot on the west side of the island.

Thank John H
Brisbane Region, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 618 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 November 2015

I couldn't give this a 5 star because surprisingly there was a fair bit of litter on many of the trails and the beach camping sites. Ashame given the limited number of people who come out here. It seems younger people are lazier and think littering is ok. Lazy scum

9 Thank Ben V

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