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Please read important information about the Transfers to the Thorsborne Trail.

Hiker’s doing the fantastic Hinchinbrook’s Thorsborne trail.
I have discovered that there is some wrong information concerning hikers transfer option’s on the web.
How this has come about is a mystery to me as Hinchinbrook Island Cruises’s web site has everything one needs to know about hiking the Thorseborne trail.

Hinchinbrook Island Cruises can transfer you to or from both ends of the trail. Hinchinbrook Island Cruises is the longest operating company transfering Hikers to and from the Thorsborne Trail.

There seems to be some misunderstanding as to what we do as some of the information that is currently on the web is completely wrong and misleading.
More of a concern is that one of the web pages have never contacted us to find out what we are permitted to do, so we have no idea why they have published wrong information concerning our service but we have sent letters to try to get this rectified.

 VERY IMPORTANT INFORMATION!!!

Hinchinbrook Island Cruises ARE BASED IN CARDWELL AND LUCINDA, WE TRANSFER TO THE NORTHERN END FROM CARDWELL AND LUCINDA!!! AND RETURN TO CARDWELL OR LUCINDA BY FERRY FROM GEORGE POINT NOT BY BUS.
 Hinchinbrook Island Cruises has always transfered hikers from Cardwell to the north end Ramsay Bay or return from Ramsay Bay to Cardwell if wanting to walk South to North. 90% of hikers walk north to south but more and more are now walking South to North as we have been running Cardwell to George Point by Ferry and returning from George point to Cardwell or Lucinda by ferry down the magnificent Hinchinbrook Channel since June 2015. Traditionally  people have started at Cardwell to Ramsay Bay then walked the Trail to George Point then transfer to Lucinda then catch a bus back to Cardwell to get there car or bus or train. This does NOT happen now even thou other web site’s write this misleading infomation.  We terminated the bus trip when HIC purchased Hinchinbrook Wilderness Safari’s in May 2015. To make the transfer’s easier and more stream lined for all the Hikers who walk the trail.

Here are the some options. But remember we can customize your tour if need just contact us. PH 0499 335 383

ROUND TRIP TRANSFER FROM CARDWELL BACK TO CARDWELL

Hinchinbrook Island Cruises has all areas covered for your transfers to the Magnificent Thorsborne Trail.

Hinchinbrook Island Cruises transfers hikers from Cardwell to Ramsay Bay for the start of your walk then pick you up at George Point and bring you back to Cardwell by ferry. This way you get the ultimate experience and get to see the magnificent Hinchinbrook Channel on your way back to Cardwell. With a free ice cold water or soft drink we will show you the Hinchinbrook channel and hopefully some of our wild life like crocodiles and eagles etc.   This is our Complete round 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.

Just book on line and HIC will do the rest.

Thorsborne Trail Booking Form

LUCINDA

ROUND TRIP TRANSFER LUCINDA BACK TO LUCINDA.

We also transfer Lucinda to Ramsey Bay up the Hinchinbrook Channel then George’s Point to Lucinda on your return.

This tour is called the South to South Round  trip.

Because of tide restraints please call us for the times of these transfers.  This transfer is a bit more expensive but we do have a lot more distance and time to get to the drop off point for the start of your hike. This is why since the early 80’s Cardwell has been the start and finish point of the Thorsborne trail.

Please call us for times and prices for this package.

Our ferries have comfortable seats and both cruise on 25 knots. Which get you to your destination fast and ready for your hike.

Hinchinbrook Island Cruises and Dean Beech Sports Fishing has a large fleet of vessels crewed by experienced skippers with a wealth of local knowledge to make your time on the water truly memorable.

Being the longest serving ferry company operating to both ends of the Thorsborne Trail, HIC are able to offer the most convenient transfers for those walking this world renowned trail. Hinchinbrook Island Cruises has the permits to transfer hikers to and from the Hinchinbrook Island from and to both Ramsay Bay and George Point and  can start and finish from either Cardwell or Lucinda.

Book our Complete Round Trip Thorsborne Trail Transfer Package OR the Complete One Direction Thorsborne Trail Transfer Package OR the Complete One End Only Return Transfer Package and we’ll look after the rest.

BOOK AND PAY ONLINE NOW!

George Point pick up times change daily due to the tides, click here to download schedule.

If you need a lift from Cardwell Township to the Port Hinchinbrook Public Boat Ramp, we can organise a Taxi transfer for $5.00 per person, just let us know.

Based in Cardwell and Lucinda, North Queensland,  Hinchinbrook Island Cruises provide a range of options including boat transfers to the surounding islands and the Thorsborne Trail from Cardwell and Lucinda, various cruises and guided fishing charters are availiable. Discover the magnificent wilderness of Hinchinbrook Island and Hinchinbrook Channel, Australia’s largest island national park. Also Garden, Goold, Orpheus, Palm Island Groups are in the area and we do tours on and around these islands as well.

Most of our Tours and Transfers depart and return to Hinchinbrook Harbour, Cardwell. See our “Find Us in Cardwell” page for directions to our location in Cardwell.

The Deluge Inlet Tour and some of the southern end Thorsborne Trail Transfers operate from our Lucinda location. See our “Find Us in Lucinda” page for directions to our location in Lucinda.

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Check out our new Billboards on the Bruce Highway, see if you can spot them going both North and South.

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