Is the Thorsborne Trail difficult?

Is the Thorsborne Trail difficult?

Generally considered a challenging route, it takes an average of 8 h 38 min to complete. This is a popular trail for backpacking, birding, and camping, but you can still enjoy some solitude during quieter times of day.

How long does it take to walk the Thorsborne Trail?

three nights and four days
A minimum of three nights and four days is required to walk the trail between Ramsay Bay and George Point. Walking quickly does not allow enough time to see the area, to swim or to really enjoy the walk. The trail can be walked north from George Point or south from Ramsay Bay.

When should I walk the Thorsborne Trail?

The best time to walk the Thorsborne Trail on Hinchinbrook Island is from April to September, travelling from north to south, to make the most of the cooler weather and south-easterly winds. Four days through the Thorsborne Trail leaves you entirely reliant on your own resources and prior planning.

How do you do the Thorsborne Trail?


  1. Day 1: Ramsay Bay to Nina Bay and Little Ramsay Bay 6.5km (approx 5hrs)
  2. Day 2: Little Ramsay Bay to Zoe Bay 10.5km (approx 6hrs)
  3. Day 3: South Zoe Bay to Mulligan Falls via Diamantina Creek 7.5km (approx 4.5hrs)
  4. Day 4: Mulligan Falls Camp to George Point 7.5km (approx 3 hrs)
  5. Extend your trip.

Are there crocodiles on Hinchinbrook Island?

Naturally, where there are barramundi there are crocodiles, and estuarine crocodiles are known to make their home in the waters in and around Hinchinbrook Island so it’s worth brushing up on your croc knowledge before heading out.

Are there snakes on Hinchinbrook Island?

There are snakes and eagles, as well as brilliantly bright Monarch butterflies. Some of my fellow hikers discovered the remains of fishing traps and shellfish fossils belonging to the area’s first people, the Bandjin, just off the track.

How long is the Thorsborne Trail?

The 32km Thorsborne Trail, along Hinchinbrook Island’s east coast, is named after the late Arthur Thorsborne.

What should I bring to Thorsborne Trail?

Pack your bag If you’ve been on a multi-day hike before, then you should have a good idea of what to pack for the Thorsborne Trail (e.g. large pack, boots, wool socks, rain gear, etc). Being Tropical North Queensland, you shouldn’t need to worry about packing too many layers – it never gets too cold up here.

Are there cassowaries on Hinchinbrook Island?

There are many locations throughout Hinchinbrook where cassowaries can be found roaming in their natural habitat. Though they are a large bird, they can be very difficult to spot among the trees. If you don’t see a cassowary, you may hear its distinctive low frequency sound called a ‘boom’.

Can you swim on Hinchinbrook Island?

Swimming in the freshwater pool at the base of the falls is a must! George Point 16 On the beach at the southern-most point of the island and easily accessed from Dungeness; this is also the southern drop-off/collection point for Thorsborne Trail walkers.