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Thorsborne Trail, Hinchinbrook Island National Park
4 Days  / 32 Kilometres



Description

The Thorsborne Trail is a 32 kilometre walking trail within Hinchinbrook Island National Park. Hinchinbrook Island is a rugged, outstanding feature of the north Queensland coast between Townsville and Cairns. Its cloud-covered mountains, reaching 1,000 metres, support fragile heath vegetation. Patches of lush rainforest and extensive eucalypt forest descend to a mangrove-fringed channel in the west with sweeping bays and rocky headlands along the east coast. The island is within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

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The Thorsborne Trail is not a graded or hardened walking track and, in some areas, is rough and difficult to traverse. It should only be undertaken by fit, experienced and well-prepared walkers who are fully self-sufficient. The trail is managed under the minimal impact bushwalking and no-trace camping ethics. To help minimise impact and to maintain the wilderness setting, permits are issued for a maximum of 40 people on the trail at any one time. The largest group size is six. Before setting out, all walkers should obtain a copy of the QPWS Thorsborne Trail trail guide.

Leave hiking details with a responsible contact person. This will assist in the event of an emergency situation or when hikers are overdue. We recommend that hikers plan to spend four days traversing this difficult trail.

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Thorsborne Trail, Hinchinbrook National Park
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Thorsborne Trail, Hinchinbrook National Park


Journey Details

Duration4 Days Itinerary TypeLand
Distance32 KilometresItinerary RouteOne Way
Mode of TravelWalk
Level of DifficultyLevel of difficulty - Recommended for very experienced bushwalkers

Facilities

  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Walking
    Walking
  • Self-Guided
    Self-Guided


Thorsborne Trail, Hinchinbrook Island National Park Full Itinerary

Thorsborne Trail

The Thorsborne Trail is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Please note that this map only shows an indicative access point for the trail. The track route and end point are not shown and this map cannot be used for navigation purposes. Please see the Queensland National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing web site for detailed maps and the latest park information, including opening hours and safety messages. When you are in the park, make sure you heed on-site signs and refer to the track guide for more information.


Thorsborne Trail, Hinchinbrook National Park
Thorsborne Trail, Hinchinbrook National Park
Thorsborne Trail, Hinchinbrook National Park
Thorsborne Trail, Hinchinbrook National Park
Thorsborne Trail, Hinchinbrook National Park
Thorsborne Trail, Hinchinbrook National Park
Thorsborne Trail, Hinchinbrook National Park
Thorsborne Trail, Hinchinbrook National Park


Route Details

Duration: 4 Days 
Distance: 32 Kilometres
Mode of Travel: Walk
Route Type: One Way

Experiences
  • Beach
    Beach
  • Flora/Fauna
    Flora/Fauna
  • Island
    Island
  • Nature based
    Nature based
  • Rainforest
    Rainforest
  • Wildlife
    Wildlife


Level of Difficulty
Level of difficulty - 5



Other Information


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