Hinchinbrook Island
The largest National Park Island on the reef.

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Just 5Km off the coast near Cardwell, Hinchinbrook Island is the largest National Park Island in the Great Barrier Reef and is mostly uninhabited, except for one environmental resort at Cape Richards. The resort won the 2004 North Queensland Tourism Award for Eco-Tourism. The island is 37.4 Km and 10Km wide and is an ideal base from which to explore the tropical marine and island environments.

Take a day to cruise through the mangrove everglades, which are some of the richest and most varied in Australia and an important breeding ground for many marine animals. There’s so much to experience at Hinchinbrook Island, dive the Great Barrier Reef, go snorkelling, take a walk through the virgin rainforest to isolated beaches (there’s 11 beautiful, sandy beaches) or fish the world renowned waters.

There’s day cruises to other parts of the National Park as well as fishing charters, so there’s plenty to do on your exotic vaction to Hinchinbrook Island.

Hinchinbrook Island Resort

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The Hinchinbrook Island Wilderness Lodge and Resort offers guests the opportunity to experience the luxury of splendid isolation in one of the world’s last untouched tropical wilderness environments. Allaccommodation in the Wilderness Lodge is designed to blend in with the outstanding, natural tropical landscape. From the water, only a very keen eye could pick any sign of this delightful luxury eco-resort nestled amongst the rainforest overlooking Orchid Beach.

The Lodge offers accommodation in spacious timber treehouses. They’re spacious, modern and architecturally designed and are nestled in the rainforest and connected by a winding, timber boardwalk. Each tree house has its own timber patio; are designed to ensure your privacy and are all take advantage of the breathtaking views.

Map of Hinchinbrook Island, Queensland


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