The Hinchinbrook Island National Park marine area on the Great Barrier Reef is a popular fishing destination for people from not only Townsville and Cairns in Far North Queensland and but also from throughout Queensland and Australia.
Weekend warriors from Townsville and Cairns form the bulk of the holidaymaker community chasing the monster coral trout, mackerel, perch, snapper and barramundi, among many other types of fish species that are abundant in Hinchinbrook waters, including the Hinchinbrook Channel and wider marine area.
The Hinchinbrook Marine Cove Resort is perfectly located next to the main, public four-lane boat ramp, while the Resort itself features its own private, secure jetty from which to launch any fishing expedition. Enjoy weekend fishing with all the creature comforts of home provided by the Resort, including complimentary BBQ and other social facilities.
Guests at Hinchinbrook Marine Cove Resort are welcome to full use of our exclusive jetty. For those that do not possess their own marine craft, we recommend charter fishing and boating services provided by a number of local operators, including Fishing Charters Townsville.
Fishing Charters Townsville can collect you from the Resort’s jetty and offers groups of guests unparalleled fishing experiences within the pristine Hinchinbrook Channel marine environment, in the waters surrounding the Hinchinbrook Island National Park or on the Great Barrier Reef itself, a short 30-minute boat ride away.
Hinchinbrook Island’s Thorsborne Trail in tropical Far North Queensland has been named one of the Top 7 hiking trails in Australia by online travel and destination website Traveltherenext.com.
Traveltherenext.com’s article, Hiking trails – Australia’s top 7 treks, said the Hinchinbrook Island National Park between Cairns and Townsville was a “special place” that boasted “undisturbed valleys lorded over by 1,000-metre peaks that’d look more at home in Tasmania than Far North Queensland.”
The online travel portal, which also pointed out that Hinchinbrook was Australia’s largest island national park and a part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, said it made sense to walk the four-day, 32-kilometre Thorsborne Trail, which traverses the length of the island.
“There are few places in the world where such pristine wilderness exists so close to civilisation,” Traveltherenext.com wrote.
Hiking or trekking, camping or day excursions to the Hinchinbrook Island National Park can be easily organised by your hosts at the Hinchinbrook Marine Cove Resort or through Hinchinbrook Wilderness Safaris, which is the sole operator offering transfers, including to Mulligan Bay, Bluff Creek and Zoe Bay.
Traveltherenext.com’s Top 7 hiking trails were:
1) Maria Island Walk, Tasmania
2) The Jatbula Trail, Northern Territory
3) The Great Ocean Walk, Victoria
4) Thorsborne Trail, Hinchinbrook Island, Queensland
5) Mt Gower, Lord Howe Island, New South Wales
6) The Simpson Desert, Central Australia
7) Mt Kosciuszko, Kosciuszko National Park, New South Wales