Hinchinbrook Island, Queensland, Australia
Hinchinbrook Island is an island in tropical north Queensland, between the mainland and the Great Barrier Reef, and between the region's major cities Townsville and Cairns (about 180 km south of Cairns and 120 km north of Townsville). Most of it as well as the adjacent Hinchinbrook Channel and the nearby Goold Island belong to Australia' largest island National Park—the Hinchinbrook Island National Park.
The island itself is wild, mountainous and covered with thick bush, heath and forests. It is a refuge for numerous endangered species of plants and animals like the Giant Tree Frog. The island's highest point is Mount Bowen. Visitors to the island can experience untouched nature here. The beaches are spectacular and there is a 32 kilometer hiking trail which winds the length of the island.
Things to see and do
* Cape Richards
* Missionary Bay
* Goold Island
* Thorsborne Trail
Cruise Season – Jan - Dec
Currency – Australian Dollar (AUD)
Language – English
Time – GMT plus ten hours
Electricity - 2 angled pins and 1 flat pin centered below Australian style
International Country Telephone Code – 61
Port Location – Boats travelling to Hichinbrook Island depart from Lucinda on the mainland. Visitors disembark at George Point on Hichinbrook Island.
Travel Links – There are two ferries to Hinchinbrook Island. Hinchinbrook Wilderness Safaris provides ferry services between Lucinda on the mainland and George Point on the south-eastern corner of Hinchinbrook Island. Hinchinbrook Island Ferries provide ferry services between the north-eastern parts of Hinchinbrook Island (Ramsay Bay, Macushla, Cape Richards) and Port Hinchinbrook on the mainland with bus connection to Cardwell.