Hinchinbrook Island National Park
Hinchinbrook Island National Park (Munamudanamy) in Bandjin country is within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. The island is renowned for its range of habitats including heath, rainforest and extensive eucalypt and mangrove forests. The island's Thorsborne Trail is recognised world-wide and was named after local naturalists Margaret and Arthur Thorsborne. There are rugged and remote bush camping opportunities and walking tracks.
Mount Diamantina rises 955 metres above sea level and is located within the Hinchinbrook Island National Park in Far North Queensland. Although Mt Diamantina may be considered the easiest of the four main mountains to summit, it is also desirable by many due to its unique boulders on top.
Mount Straloch and B24 Liberator Wreckage
On one stormy morning in 1942, a B24 Liberator slammed into Mt Straloch exploding on impact and killing all 12 people on board. The heavy storms around Ingham and Cardwell hide the big peaks of Hinchinbrook Island which the crew were not expecting while flying over the sea.
Hinchinbrook Island may be one of the most attractive adventure destinations in North Queensland, largely because it feels like an untouched, lost Jurassic world. Mount Bowen, rising 1,121m above sea level, may be its most popular peak (excluding Nina Peak), and summiting requires quite a hike.
Thorsborne Trail - South to North - a hidden treasure
So last weekend we finally packed our bags and went out to Hinchinbrook Island for four days to hike the Thorsborne Trail [https://www.npsr.qld.gov.au/parks/hinchinbrook-thorsborne/pdf/thorsborne-map.pdf] . I had never done a multi-day hiking before and was a little nervous, as well as excited.