Hinchinbrook Island, Australia's largest,
most pristine island national park, is a
landscape spectacle of sandy beaches, precipitous
headlands, waterfalls, rugged mountains,
mangrove creeks, sheltered bays and dense
Imagine walking out of a pristine tropical
rainforest onto a magnificent white sand,
blue water, ocean swimming beach .......
and finding it totally deserted. Hinchinbrook
Island has all the unique qualities you
would expect to find on an uninhabited,
inaccessible, tropical wilderness paradise,
remote from civilisation.
The Thorsborne Trail (commonly known as
the East Coast trail) is reputedly one of
the world's best backpacking adventures.
This 32km trail winds its way along the
eastern edge of the magnificent island in
the shadow of the rugged Mt. Bowen. While
the trail presents seasoned walkers with
a challenge,inexperienced and the young
at heart adventurers, with sufficient planning,
will find the experience extremely rewarding.
You can sample the wonders of the Great
Barrier Reef with an excursion to the unique
Brook Islands. The coral formations around
these islands have been identified as being
the oldest and largest single formations
yet to be found on the Great Barrier Reef.
The combination of magnificent coral formations
and teeming fish life due to a total ban
on all types of fishing on the reef surrounding
these islands make it a premier snorkelling
Island National Park
Hinchinbrook Island National Park has a
rich aboriginal history and its adjacent
waters are critical sanctuaries for dugongs,
turtles and crocodiles. This island is part
of both the Wet Tropics and the Great Barrier
Reef World Heritage Areas. The park is designated
wilderness and access is limited. Its rugged
skyline is dominated by 1142 metre Mt Bowen
which towers over a misty virgin rainforest,
dense mangrove-lined shores and spectacular
golden sandy ocean beaches.