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Hinchinbrook Island is the largest island national park in Australia and is part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
The Thorsborne Trail follows the east coast through lush rainforest, beside mangrove-lined creeks, across sandy beaches and over heath-covered headlands. It visits cascading waterfalls and skirts swampy areas.
The island is in crocodile country, so take care selecting tent sites and be observant at river crossings. Walkers need to be fit, experienced and self-sufficient to undertake this interesting and very popular four- to five-day walk. Advance booking of a permit is required as they are issued for a maximum of 40 people on the trail at any one time.