3 Best Kept Travel Secrets – You have to walk there of course!

Barn Bluff in snow - Overland Track Tasmania

Tweet We were invited to join a project being run by Tripbase.com to share our 3 best kept travel secrets, and being  hiking types, we have chosen three special place that  you, and the readers at Tripbase may enjoy.  They are all in Australia and cover a wide variety of environments across three different States. A […]

Thorsborne Trail – Don’t climb the waterfalls!

Swimming Hole - Mulligan Falls - Hinchinbrook Island

Tweet Thinking of hiking the Thorsborne Trail on Hinchinbrook Island? Looking for a tropical hike with beautiful scenery, fantastic swimming and beautiful beaches? Want to enjoy a fantastic wilderness hike on a World Heritage Island? If you want to hike out rather than be taken to hospital by chopper then DON’T climb the waterfalls, just […]

Thorsborne Trail – Hinchinbrook Island

Tweet Just arrived back in Cairns after completing the Thorsborne Trail. Have decided to post a few pictures of this beautiful place. Words and more editing to follow!! The Start View from Clare and Tom’s tent first morning Zoe Falls – top with Zoe Bay in distance Zoe Falls – swimming pool at base Local […]

Hinchinbrook Island – Thorsborne Trail – Day 4

Tweet Leg: Little Ramsay Bay to Nina Bay Distance: 3.6 km Maximum Elevation: 74m Time taken: 1-2 hrs Today was almost a rest day as we only had to cover a short distance. It was up late, a wander on the beach and then we packed up and were away by 1030. The travelling was […]

Hinchinbrook Island – Thorsborne Trail – Zoe Bay to Little Ramsay Bay

Tweet Leg: Zoe Bay to Little Ramsay Bay Distance: 10.4km Maximum Elevation: 90 metres Time: about 6 hrs but at a slow pace with lots of stops We got on the track quite early as this is one of the longer legs of the Thorsborne Trail. The first part of the track is along the […]

Hinchinbrook Island – Thorsborne Trail – Day 2

Tweet Leg: Sunken Island Reef to Zoe Bay Distance: 6.9.km Maximum Elevation: 232 metres The sunrise was wonderful at Sunken Island Reef and the shot below from Clare and Tom’s tent showcases it beautifully. Clare’s pack can be seen hanging from our rat rope, which is effectively a strong (but light) rope threaded length wise […]

Hinchinbrook Island – Thorsborne Trail – Day 1

Tweet Leg: George Point to Sunken Island Reef Distance: 9.5 km Maximum Elevation: 120 metres Following a very early start we were all keen to get on the Thorsborne Trail and start the walk. The group comprised 3 experienced walkers, one who had walked a “few” years ago, a 16yo with 2 walks under his […]