Hinchinbrook Island Travel Guide

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    Hinchinbrook Island
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    Mt Bowen
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  • Mt Bowen
    Mt Bowen
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Hinchinbrook Island Transportation

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    by robertgaz Updated Jun 14, 2008

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    Two person ocean kayaks are used on this journey by World Expeditions and they also provide the paddles, life jackets and all necessary safety equipment.

    You will also be required to store the two person tents, sleeping mats, food and water as well as all your personal equipment.

    The fibreglass kayaks are very stable in the water, easy to paddle and control so they are very suited for beginners.

    Two man ocean kayaks Two man ocean kayaks
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    • National/State Park
    • Eco-Tourism

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Hinchinbrook Island Off The Beaten Path

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    by robertgaz Updated Jun 14, 2008

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    The only way to reach Zoe Falls is by walking along a jungle trail from Zoe Bay. The only way to reach Zoe Bay is by a private boat or by paddling. There are neither ferries nor public transport that will take you there.

    The good part about arriving here by kayak is that you can park your transport with all your gear right on the beach before taking off into the jungle. The walk itself is through the luxuriant forest and shouldn't take more than half an hour or so.

    Eating your lunch while soaking in the large crystal clear pool at the base of Zoe Falls is just about the perfect way to unwind and relax. This sensational spot is one of my all time favourite places down under. Plus the fact that it's out of easy reach and very secluded makes it all the more perfect to me.

    Beach and forest campsites are located at the southern end of the bay. There is a toilet located within 100m of these campsites. Freshwater is available from South Zoe Creek where the trail crosses about 100m downstream from Zoe Falls.

    Zoe Falls
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    by robertgaz Updated Jun 13, 2008

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    Mount Bowen is 1121m high and the summit is often enshrouded in mist and is a 3 hour climb from Little Ramsay Bay.

    This climb wasn't on the kayaking itinerary but I thought that it was worth mentioned to would be climbers that it is possible.

    Camping on the island is by permit only and numbers are restricted to protect the environment.

    Mt Bowen Mt Bowen
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    • Kayaking

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