Just a short boat trip from Queensland’s east coast is Hinchinbrook Island, where solitude is welcome and the natural beauty changes with every step
This classic trail wends its way through the World Heritage-listed island, with its mangroves, pristine beaches, mountains and dense forest
One of Australia’s largest island national parks, Hinchinbrook is located about 6km off the coast of Cardwell and falls within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. A series of walking tracks allow visitors to explore the island, the longest and most iconic of which is the 32km Thorsborne Trail. With only 40 people allowed on the trail at a time, the it promises solitude, and lets visitors experience the diverse and relatively untouched landscape. See the full story in #125 of Australian Geographic.
Head to north Queensland for one of Australia’s best treks, along the east coast of Hinchinbrook Island.