Complete Round Trip Transfer Package – Thorsborne Trail Transfer
Transfers to both the northern and southern end (departing and return from Cardwell, including ferry transfer through the Hinchinbrook Channel.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Leisurely
Group Size Medium Group
Transfers to both the northern and southern end (departing and return from Cardwell by Ferry. with Hinchinbrook Island Cruises.
Why choose Cardwell as your departure point for the Thorsborne Trail:
Since the early 1980’s Cardwell has been the start and finish point for the Thorsborne Trail. Listed are some reasons:
- FREE excess baggage storage with any booking with Hinchinbrook Island Cruises
- FREE long term car parking close to departure point.
- Secure parking ($8.00 per day)
- Bus and Train Station 5 minutes from ferry departure point
- IGA Supermarket & Hardware
- Hiking Gear Shop (sales & hire equipment)
- Ferry departure point is 2 minutes off the Bruce Highway
- Cardwell has 10 different accommodation options for you. These range from Backpacker Accommodation to Up Market Accommodation.
- Taxi Transfer from all local accommodation.
Our Ferry Company have 2 ferries which enables us to accommodate large groups. Both ferries are fast, have comfortable seating and shade.
The direction of your hike isn’t limited by the transfers – we do both directions!
90% of hikers walk the Thorsborne Trail north to south (Ramsay Bay to George Point). The reason for this is when commencing the Thorsborne Trail, your backpack is at maximum weight and this direction is easier for the start of your trip.
If you would like to walk South to North that is George Point to Ramsay Bay that is no problem we just rotate your trip but you can still leave your car in our long term car park at Hinchinbrook Harbour right next to the departure point.
Full details required for the transfers including transfer dates and times will be confirmed by email upon booking.
There are so many ways to complete the Thorsborne Trail. If you want to talk to someone about all the options and the best way to go, give us a call on (07) 4066 8248. We have completed the walk, and can give you the right advise!
We transfers to and from both ends of the Island by boat. Your trip back to Cardwell comes back by the Hinchinbrook Channel. As part of this we will look out for crocodiles and other marine and bird life on the way back to Cardwell. You will also receive FREE ICE COLD drinks for the trip back!
We offer the most convenient transfers for those walking this world renowned trail.
$150.00 per adult (15 years & over)
$150.00 per child (5-14 years)
Toddlers 0-4 years are free
Hinchinbrook Hiking Gear offer great hire packages for all your hiking/camping needs including backpacks, tents, sleeping and cooking gear!
If you need a lift from Cardwell Township to the Hinchinbrook Harbour Public Boat Ramp, we can arrange a Taxi transfer for $5.00 per person, just let us know!
Times – Departure and Pickup
Ramsay Bay – Leaves Cardwell at 8:30am, leaves Ramsay Bay to return to Cardwell at 9:30am
George Point – Due to tidal constraints the times for George Point vary daily. View the tentative schedule (to be confirmed in advance) here.
Transfers are tide dependent, this will be confirmed upon booking!
NOTE: It is your responsibility to book and obtain Camping Permits for the Thorsborne Trail. For much more information, including maps and track notes about the Thorsborne Trail, and to Book Permits go to the Department of National Parks website.
A 10% cancellation fee will apply to all bookings. No refunds will be given for cancellations if 30 days notice is not given prior to date of travel. The purchased ticket is valid for one year from date of issue, but is subject to re-booking.
The boat transfers to and from George Point and Cardwell are subject to changes to time and inclement weather. If weather precludes us from the Channel experience (very rarely), we will transfer you by bus (at Hinchinbrook Island Cruises expense) to or from Lucinda. We will still transfer you, by our Lucinda based boat, to or from George Point.
In other cases the transfer may be limited by tide conditions (some areas impassable at low tide).
90% of hikers walk the Thorsborne Trail North to South (Ramsay Bay to George Point). The reason for this is when commencing the Thorsborne Trail, your backpack is at maximum weight. When breaking down the 32Km, Ramsay Bay to Zoe Bay is less strenuous then Zoe Bay to George Point. Over the hike your backpack gets lighter for the tougher terrain.
Yes! For much more information, including maps and track notes about the Thorsborne Trail, and to Book Permits go to the Department of National Parks website.