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Experience the Hinchinbrook Wilderness

Lumholtz tree kangaroo

This area is like travelling back in time.  Hinchinbrook Channel is a diverse wilderness and an angler's paradise.

The area is world heritage listed and is surrounded by unspoilt National Parks, that makes it a true jewel of nature.

On the eastern side of the channel lays Hinchinbrook Island, the largest oceanic Island National Park in the world.  400sq km of rugged mountain peaks, waterfalls and pristine tropical rain forest.  The island is uninhabited apart from a small eco resort hidden in the rainforest.  Most areas on the island are so remote that scientists are still discovering new species of insects and reptiles.

The rainforest habitat supports large numbers of bird species including the majestic Osprey that can be viewed soaring above the water waiting for an opportunity to pluck a meal from the many baitfish schools.

On the western side of the channel the mountain range forms part of Lumholtz National Park, named after Carl Lumholtz, a Norwegian naturalist who visited the area in 1882 to study Aboriginal tribes.  This led to his discovery of the tree-climbing kangaroo that carries Lumholtz's name and still exists in the surrounding rain forest.