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Hinchinbrook Island, Queensland Map

Thoroughly enjoyed this track. Amazing views from Nina’s Peak.

Some brief notes and tips from our experience -

Day 1 -
- Left Cardwell (by boat charter) at 8:20ish arrived at Seven Creek, Missionary Bay pontoon on Hinchinbrook Island at around 9:20am
- Nina Peak trail - about 1 hr incline to peak. Fairly difficult climb. Suggests having hands free, we left our packs at the bottom.
- We arrived at Little Ramsay Bay at 4pm.
- Suggest stay at Ramsay Bay if 3 night. Banksia not a nice beach. Nina Bay ok if have longer on island. Unsure if water is close by.
- Banksia not as nice a beach as Little Ramsay. More risk of crocodiles as near mouth of creek.
- Bring hiking chairs as no tables and difficult to find logs to sit on at Little Ramsay and you will be sore.

Day 2 -
- Don't put your shoes on when you leave Little Ramsay as you have to cross a creek at the end of the beach. If the tide is low enough, keep your shoes off as you will be able to cross in front of rocks instead of over them.
- Next 1-2 km from here is very difficult with rock face ledge walk and steep hill climb.
- From here the track was not as difficult as the first day apart from many creek crossings and muddy rainforest and tea tree swamp tracks.
-Would consider wet shoes this day to save constant stopping to take shoes off and on and maybe long pants for mozzies in tea tree swamp
- plenty of creek crossings after the muddy spots to wash your shoes clean
- took us 6 hrs Little Ramsay to Zoe Bay

Day 3
- leaving Zoe Bay, consider long pants as a lot of long grass which caused cuts to legs
- steep incline to top of waterfall
- a lot of creek crossings throughout the day and muddy swampy tracks. Again wet shoes would be suitable
- can get phone reception at top of ridge after walking through some long grass. Good time to make contact with lift home.
- dense rainforest and rock climbing/jumping to get through creeks.

More detailed notes can be found on the government website.


1 month ago

Awesome walk, beautiful terrain, waterfalls, definitely doing again.