Have just walked the Thorsborne Trail over 4 days on Hinchinbrook Island in the first week of October with kids aged 11 & 13.
I have wanted to do this walk for years and finally the stars aligned! (& bookings!)
The biggest challenge was definitely the heat- it was very hot & humid (about 30 degrees) and coming from down south we really felt it!!! Day 3 we spent a fair bit of time in the pools above Zoe Creek and the walk after that was exposed and roasting- really tested us all especially the boys.
The highlights were definitely the waterholes and waterfalls. The boys loved every swim and feeding the jungle perch March flies
we stopped and swam everywhere we could.
Food highlight was my 1st attempt at dehydrated spag Bol- everyone was sceptical but it was yum- best I have had camping.
The walk was very dry so no problem with creeks or swamps. The Trail itself posed no problem to the kids, the heat was the hardest. However we did meet a group of ladies completing the walk after an attempt in April when one was washed down a creek- so conditions definitely vary a lot!
John from Absolute North Charters provided the boat transfers along with lots of advice/info on creek tidal crossings, water and crocs. Others didn't fair as well when they weren't given this info (a different operator) and found themselves with no water and having to wait hours for tidal crossings.
We used picaradin repellant and I had treated our clothes and tent with permethrin. John also suggested mossie coils for the camp sites. We faired fairly well with this.
We were warm enough in just silk sleeping bag liners.
A wonderful walk and some fantastic memories
Last edited by Lizzy
on Sat 14 Oct, 2017 6:25 am, edited 1 time in total.