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Hinchinbrook Island and channel
Orchid Beach, Hinchinbrook Island
jetty Hinchinbrook Island
Zoe Bay, Hinchinbrook Island
Map of Hinchinbrook Island National Park
Hinchinbrook Island
Queensland 4849 Australia

Hinchinbrook Island National Park
Cardwell, Cassowary Coast Area

Free Entry

13 7468


Hinchinbrook is one of Australia's most impressive and rugged continental islands. Hinchinbrook Channel, which separates the island from the mainland, is renowned for its variety of mangroves and dugong populations. The island's cloud-covered mountains support fragile heaths, and rainforest and eucalypt forests descend to a mangrove-lined channel in the west with bays, beaches and rocky headlands along the east coast. The island lies within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area and its surrounding marine park waters, fringing reefs and seagrass beds are home to some vulnerable species, including dugong and green turtles.

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This island park offers isolation and wilderness. Take a short walk from Macushla to Cape Richards, North Shepherd or South Shepherd bays. Enjoy bird watching and experience vibrant wildflower displays in spring. Trek along the remote east coast Thorsborne Trail for four to seven days or explore the island's coastline by sea kayak, bush camping along the way. Book early to avoid disappointment.

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Property Details


  • BBQ Facilities
    BBQ Facilities
  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks


  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Fishing
  • Walking

Open Times

Note: Island National Park - access according to transfer times.

Other Information

Children are welcome.

How To Get There

Hinchinbrook Island is 8 kilometres off the Queensland coast at Cardwell and extends south to the town of Lucinda (near Ingham). Cardwell is about 171 kilometres north of Townsville and 203 kilometres south of Cairns. Access to Hinchinbrook Island is by either private vessel, launched from Cardwell or Lucinda (Dungeness), or by water taxi services. Services vary according to demand, tide levels and time of year.

Free Entry

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