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“Zoe bay camping” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hinchinbrook Island

Hinchinbrook Island
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Ranked #2 of 10 things to do in Cardwell
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“Zoe bay camping”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2014

A friend and I recently took our kids and their friends camping on hinchinbrook island, at Zoe bay.

This is a little piece of paradise in North Queensland. An amazing camping area, right on the beach, near a small creek.

We drove our boat over there from dungeness ramp at Lucinda, which was a comfortable 30 minute drive.

On arrival we set up the campsite, and headed off to Zoe falls to enjoy the freshwater pools and waterfalls. If you are going to Zoe bay you must head to the falls and take the time to climb to the top, along a well marked track to see the view.

Amazing place, and can't speak highly enough of it. I have a video if anyone wants to let me know I will send them a link to you tube.

Visited December 2013
5 Thank stevej1969
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“The thorsborne trail, epic!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014

Prepare for the worst, because you will sweat like hell!!!
But expect the best, because the scenery is just epic! The campgrounds are to dream of, and the waterfalls are just what you need after a hot day of hiking.
I did 5 treks during this stay, and I would categorize this one as the best one allover…
Getting there and back is, unfortunately a ripoff, but well…
One thing, online you won't find John's boat service, but call the information center, they can book him for you, great guy!!

Visited October 2013
5 Thank SIrLancelotBCN
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“Thorsborne Trail”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

We walk along the East cost of the island during 4 days including the side track to Nina Peak. This was a great walk with beautiful landscapes and we were almost alone on the island!
But, as there are not many people, we don’t have any choice concerning the organization: only one boat per day which is very expensive: 90$ for 1 hour boat to go to the island, then 50$ for 15 minutes boat to go back + 35$ for the shuttle bus from Lucinda to Cardwell…

Visited June 2013
5 Thank leousse
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“Great beaches to pull the boat up on”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013

Plenty of spots if you have a boat to pull in on a deserted beach and relax. Also good fishing spots all around.

Visited September 2013
1 Thank Rodney L
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“Hinchinbrook Island - Coral Sea Kayaking Mission Beach”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2013

Excellent 7 day sea kayaking trip of Hinchinbrook Island run by David of Coral Sea Kayaking. David did all the cooking, preparing restaurant quality food on portable shellite stoves. We had perfect weather to view the spectacular coastline, seeing Green Turtles and Dugongs close to the shore as well as pristine beaches. We camped on these beaches to wake to perfect dawns and watch beautiful sunsets. The paddling was not difficult or the days long, giving plenty of time to either explore or lie in a hammock and read a book and have a nap. If you visit the island you do need good insect repellant and beware the March Flies, 'blue meanies' in particular if it is the season for them. Great trip and well worth a visit to the Island and especially with this company.

Visited September 2013
3 Thank Katrina S
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