Thorsborne Trail, Hinchinbrook Island QLD, 32 km, Backpacking, Grade 3. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

Thorsborne Trail, Hinchinbrook Island QLD, 32 km, Backpacking, Grade 3. THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED

From May 25, 2020 8:30 am until May 28, 2020 4:00 pm

At Hinchinbrook Island QLD

Posted by Iris Joss


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 Be quick and book your NT Park permit for the 4 days, there are limited places.

Event is fully booked. Trevor is planing on going again in September this year.


How to get there: Fly to to Townsville or Cairns, then Bus or Train to Cardwell. From Cardwell by Ferry to the Island, they pick up on the other end of the Island and return you to Cardwell.

Hinchinbrook Island Cruises - 
Most hikers walking the Thorsborne Trail walk North to South starting at
Ramsay Bay and finishing at George Point.

I can transport you from Cardwell to Ramsay Bay and pick you up from
George Point and return to Cardwell.

There is a long term car park at Hinchinbrook Harbour and there is also
a private lock up secure parking available for a fee ($10.00/Day).

On the days you wish to travel our tentative departure and pick up times
are 08.00 am depart Cardwell on the 25/05/20 and 11.30 am pick up from
George Point 29/05/20.
I would recommend staying in Cardwell the night before.
If you have any questions in regards to vessel transfers, or trail
conditions, please feel free to contact me.
Brad White
Mobile 0437 187250
Absolute North Charters - 
Ingham Travel Passenger Service -
Qld Rail - phone 1800 872 467 

 For moore details ring Trevor on 0400119027



For camp site bokkings ring: Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service 1374688 ore book on line

Overnight Event Packing list

Current Medical Information Form LOGIN FIRST  and then it can be FOUND ON THE WEBSITE HERE 

  • Bedding 
  • Tent (sharing sections of the tent is an option)
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Bag Liner
  • Mattress
  • Pillow 
  • Bed Clothing
  • Thermals - top and bottom
  • Second layer - top and bottom
  • Warm Gloves beanie and dry socks
  • Keep clothing in a water tight bag - zip lock - dry bags etc.. 
  • Wet Weather / Cold
  • Rain jacket
  • Down jacket
  • Fleece jacket
  • Warm Gloves and Water Proof Over Glove plus a Benie or suitable walk hat.
  • Essentials
  • Tooth Brush and paste
  • Any medication ( please inform leader if necessary Allergies etc)
  • Personal first aid 
  • Water to drink and prepare meal ( some locations and walks have water on site or en route )
  • Leader should inform the group re water supply
  • Tablets for water ( be safe rather than get a bug ) ( water purification tablets )
  • Toilet paper and trowl to dig appropiate hole.
  • Food
  • Dehydrated food for weight considerations
  • 3 Meals , plus snacks.  per day.  
  • Stove (another item that can be shared) 
  • Plate and cuttlery 
  • Cup for warm drink  your choice
    Fully charged and credit loaded up phone
  • The club has 1 Personal Locator Beacon and 1 emergency SPOT device and 3 First Aid Kits

Event Gradings


Suitable for most ages and fitness levels. Some bushwalking experience recommended. Track may have short steep hill sections, a rough surface and many steps.


Bushwalking experience recommended. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep. Directional signage may be limited. 

Day Walking

  • Current Medical Information Form - LOGIN FIRST  and then it can be FOUND ON THE WEBSITE HERE 
  • Water - up to 2 litres recommended for a full day walk
  • Sunscreen
  • Gloves and hat
  • Sufficient food bearing in mind the distance and duration of the event 
  • Suitable clothing and footwear - note denim pants are uncomfortable
  • Wet weather waterproofs, jacket and pants
  • Walking poles
  • Gaiters
  • Basic first aid kit including your specific medication eg asthma applicator
  • Torch or headlamp for contingencies