Introducing Hinchinbrook Island
On Hinchinbrook Island National Park, you can discover Australia's largest National Park island – an area of breathtaking beauty of lush flora, unique fauna, rugged granite crags, mangrove waterways, pristine golden beaches and sheltered bays that are just perfect for sea kayaking.
What to do and see on Hinchinbrook Island
Encounter turtles, dolphins, dugongs, mantra rays and even humpback whales. Snorkel the offshore reefs, swim in clear fresh water pools or paddle a kayak through the calm, clear waters.
Hinchinbrook is a bushwalker's paradise: try the famous Thorsborne trail, a 32km-long wilderness walk through the rainforest of Milky Pine, Palm Figs and vines, and spot some of the more than 66 species of birds, 22 species of butterflies and many varieties of fish and crustaceans that inhabit this beautiful island.
The island is uninhabited except for the award-winning, environmentally friendly Hinchinbrook Island Wilderness Lodge at Cape Richards – available for private bookings only. The lodge blends into the spectacular natural surroundings and provides all the comforts you’ll need to enjoy the many attractions of this beautiful island.
Elsewhere discover the best hotel accommodation near Hinchinbrook Island – find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travellers have to say at TripAdvisor. Or stay at a choice of accommodation options on nearby Magnetic Island.
Hinchinbrook is located in Tropical North Queensland, about 120km north of Townsville and 180km south of Cairns. Ferry connections to Hinchinbrook depart from Lucinda or Cardwell.
Best time to visit?
From May to October, with an average temperature of 24˚C and a high of 30˚C.