Hiking the Thorsborne Trail

We provide a lot of options (from transfers to hiking gear hire) for those planning their adventure on the Thorsborne Trail. See the options below!

The Thorsborne Trail snakes its way through a tropical wilderness, along spectacular ocean beaches and crosses numerous crystal clear mountain streams.  It is a must for those wanting to experience all of the magnificent splendour and isolation this unique island has to offer.

On the hike, your camp sites are on beautiful beaches, beside fresh water streams or waterfalls with great swimming and opportunities to cool off in nature!

The trail can be walked from either direction with most walkers completing it in 3 nights (4 days) with the average duration between designated camping sites only 3 - 4 hours.

Prevailing weather conditions can have an influence on walking times e.g. slippery surfaces due to rain; heat and humidity.  Walkers must be totally self sufficient. Fuel stoves are required. Abundant fresh water is available at campsites, however, towards the end of the dry season, local knowledge on water availability is required.

Walkers are required to obtain a National Park permit to access this trail. Only 40 walkers are issued with a permit at any one time. Book well ahead, particularly for the Australian winter months or you may not be able to acquire a permit.


More about the Thorsborne Trail and preparing for the hike

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Best Season:May to November
Popular Location: Nina Bay, Zoe Falls

Hiking the Thorsborne Trail

One of the top 10 multi day hikes in Australia

    EPIRB Hire (PLB)

    Hire Gear & Sales

    You never know when the unexpected will happen! Don't go on your Thorsborne Trail adventure without this compact EPIRB! (PLB) ...

    from $30

      HIRE Cooking Set

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      We supply you with all your cooking needs. You will get a Gas cooker, cooking pots, cup, plate and cutlery. (Gas canisters are not included in ...

      from $30

        HIRE Sleeping Bag

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        This sleeping bag is light weight and compact, perfect for those overnight hiking trips. Rated for +12 degrees, its all you need in North Qld.

        from $30

          HIRE 2 Man Tent

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          This tent is an extremely good quality tent. Perfect for the North Queensland tropics with air vents and a separate rain cover. Featuring ...

          from $60

            HIRE 65L Backpack

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            This backpack has everything you need for a multi day hike! It is hydration compatible and has a built in rain cover. It only weighs 1.9Kg, so ...

            from $45