Adrenalin Snorkel and Dive
8 photos that'll make you add Hinchinbrook Island to your bucket list right now
23rd July 2018
From epic mountain peaks to beaches and bays for days, discover why Hinchinbrook Island should be at the top of your holiday bucket list!
1. GO TOTALLY WILD ON THE THORSEBORNE TRAIL
We had been hiking the Thorsborne Trail for probably less than two hours when we got our first glimpse of what lay ahead. And with the rain clouds moving rapidly over the horizon I’d be lying if I didn’t say the excitement was almost equally matched by intimidation of the rugged, wild landscape of Hinchinbrook Island ?????? #thorsbornetrail #hinchinbrookisland #thisisqueensland #seeaustralia #townsvilleshines #tropicalnorthqueensland
Hinchinbrook Island is home to the world-renowned 32km Thorsborne Trail, a self-sufficient 4-6 day hike that's best known for its Jurassic-like peaks and diverse natural landscapes.
2. HAVE AN ENTIRE UNTOUCHED ISLAND ESCAPE TO YOURSELF
With only 40 people permitted to camp on the Island at any one time, you're guaranteed some quality one-on-one time with the amazing natural surroundings.
3. YOU CAN GO CHASING WATERFALLS
Discovering the magic of Hinchinbrook Island...????? From rugged mountain tops to picturesque coastlines and hidden gems like this, at Zoe Falls! ????? I am officially in love with this not so little island, which is located only a 20 min boat ride from Lucinda in @townsvillenorthqueensland ???????????? #townsvilleshines #thisisqueensland #hinchinbrookway #seeaustralia @queensland
You can access the Island, including gorgeous Zoe Falls, while you tackle the trail or on a single day trip.
4. EXPERIENCE THE BEST OF THE GREAT OUTDOORS
Pausing for a rest stop, deep within the rainforest, surrounded by pure wilderness... The Thorsborne Trail goes through some of the most diverse terrain I’ve ever experienced. One minute you’re standing on deserted tropical beaches, the next you’re trekking through thick jungle! @queensland #thisisqueensland #townsvilleshines #exploretnq #hinchinbrookisland
From beaches and bays, rainforests to waterfalls - get ready to tackle some seriously diverse landscapes, from the cloud-covered mountains, to lush rainforest, tall eucalypt forest and mangrove fringes.
5. MEET THE LOCALS
Get your David Attenborough on and meet some of the locals that call the Island home. From friendly fish to sneaky snakes, and even crocodiles, be prepared to encounter some of Northern Australia's native creatures.
6. WHO CAN SAY NO TO EPIC SNAPS LIKE THIS
Seriously, now you're just showing off Hinchinbrook Island! Across the Island, you can find seriously jaw-dropping sites just like this one at the top of Zoe Falls.
7. GET THE ULTIMATE DIGITAL DETOX
? We are @wanderstories and these are the wonders of @townsvillenorthqueensland. If you're searching for freedom at its finest and a place where you can lose yourself in nature, #ZoeFalls is a must-do! Here you can chill in the pool that surrounds Zoe Falls, listen to the water flowing and birds chirping. #thisisqueensland #townsvilleshines
If you need to get off the grid and back to nature, we've got the perfect place! You won't find reception to check your emails, scroll through Facebook or even upload to your Insta story!
8. IT'S EVEN BEAUTIFUL WHEN YOU'RE LEAVING IT
If you’ve got a thirst for adventure and would like to experience the magic that is Hinchinbrook Island, your quickest link is via Lucinda, just a 1hr 45min drive north from Townsville. Check out Absolute North Charters for your island transfers and don’t forget to book your permits well in advance! Happy hiking!