are many short walking tracks on the island and for the
fitter and more experienced bushwalker there is the Thorsborne Trail a 32 km hike traversing some of the most
scenic island country you will ever see. Booking is
essential as numbers are limited. Many species of birds and
native animals abound on the island as do marine species
such as dugong, turtle, dolphins and crocodile. Marine
stingers are also present during the warmer months.
Mosquitoes and other stinging insects are common in this
The island was called home for thousands of years by
the Bandyin Aboriginal group. Rock fish traps are all that
is left of their habitation in the area. Unfortunately
almost the entire population of Aboriginals were destroyed
by conflict with early settlers and disease brought in by
The entire area is now part of the Great Barrier Reef
World Heritage Area. All camping is by permit only,
educational groups must also book in advance.
Open fires on island national parks or beaches are not
Check out our listing of
Hinchinbrook Island accommodation. Contact the local Parks and
Wildlife Service or visit the
QLD National parks, marine parks and forests website. In addition to our listed online travel guide information,
contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions,
tours, local maps and other information.