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Hinchinbrook Island

6 Day Sea Kayak Expedition
  • One of Australia's best multi-day Sea Kayak journeys

  • 5 nights camping

  • 6 days beach & island hopping

  • 2-4 hours paddling per day, ~100km in total

  • Gourmet expedition catering

  • Short hikes & beach combing

  • Snorkelling and Swimming

  • Marine life Encounters including whales, dolphins, turtles, dugongs

Looking over Wheeler Island to Hinchinbrook Island in the background
The kayaking team work together to move a sea kayak

Wow ! Is often people’s reaction to this place. The 6 day Hinchinbrook Expedition is our flagship trip and one of the worlds best multiday sea kayaking trip. Imagine an island paradise lying off the North Queensland coast where towering mountains give way to pristine rainforest fringed by white, sandy beaches and warm, azure waters, on this island your footprints will be the only prints on the beach. Hinchinbrook Island is Australia’s largest island national park, and is wedged between lush UNESCO World Heritage rainforests and the Great Barrier Reef.

On this 6 day Sea Kayak holiday we paddle north from the small town of Lucinda out and along the beautiful east coast of Hinchinbrook island camping on secluded beaches, swimming in idyllic, clear fresh water holes and eating like royalty. Each day allows for just the right amount of activity as we paddle to the next stunning campsite. Its not all rush rush like many expedition trips and most days allow for some island time in the afternoon to chill out or go for a walk, a snorkel or just relax in a hammock. Each evening ends with a gourmet meal cooked by our skilled guides who are just as handy with a chef’s knife as they are with a paddle. All served up in natures restaurant, arguably some of the best alfresco dinning available. 

After we reach the northern end of Hinchinbrook we begin island hopping. Our first stop is the tranquillity of Goold Island where we camp with beautiful views of the Family Islands to the north and the towering peaks of Hinchinbrook to the south. Enjoy an afternoon stroll around the island or inspection of fish traps built by the Bandjin and Girramay people. From Goold we continue north to picturesque Wheeler Island, one of the Family Island group. We spend our last night here before paddling by Dunk Island then back to mainland Australia where we make landfall at South Mission Beach and end our trip. 

Camping on Sunset Beach on Hinchinbrook Island
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The 6 day Hinchinbrook trip is an unforgettable kayaking journey through pristine, tropical islands and through most of the season a gentle SE tailwind helps us up the coast. This trip is renowned among sea kayakers and adventurers as the best multi day sea kayak trip in Australia. What makes it one of the top kayak tours in Queensland, and in Australia? Hinchinbrook Island will never be over run by crowds due to a strictly regulated permit system. Coral Sea Kayaking is currently the only commercial operator on the Island, so it is unlikely to see anyone else at the secluded beaches we roll into each night.


We run small group trips to ensure safe, quality experiences and environmentally sustainable practices. Due to this, our Sea Kayak tours often sell out. Book now to avoid disappointment!

Download our trip Outline or visit our FAQ's if you would like more information

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2024 Departures

  • June 23            - Fully Booked

  • June 30            - Confirmed

  • July 7                - Women's Adventure

  • July 14              - Fully Booked

  • July 21   

  • July 28              - Fully Booked

  • August 18

  • August 25         -Fully Booked

  • September 1   - Vegan Wellness Trip

  • September 15  - Fully Booked

  • September 22  - Confirmed 


  • All transport ex Mission Beach

  • Great Barrier Reef permits and National Parks passes

  • Gourmet expedition catering

  • Camping equipment

  • All sea kayaking equipment

  • Professional sea kayak guides

Price: $2900pp

2025 Departures

​$300 early bird discount if you book before September 30 for the following year!

  • June 29

  • July 6

  • July 13

  • July 20

  • July 27          

  • August 3       - Fully Booked

  • August 10

  • August 24

  • August 31

  • September 7 - Vegan Wellness Trip

  • September 14

  • September 21

  • September 28

Infinity pool atop Zoe Falls at Zoe Bay
Whale and calf off Hinchinbrook Island
Sunrise on the Water
Relaxing at camp on Hinchinbrook Island
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Enjoying beach on Goold Island
Teamwork on Hinchinbrook trip
Swimming in pool at Zoe Falls
Hinchinbrook kayak whale sighting
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Aerial view of Hinchinbrook Island
Sunset from Wheeler island
Paddling up the coast of Hinchinbrook Island
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View from Kayak by Hinchinbrook Island
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Paddling toward Mt Bowen on Hinchinbrook
Zoe Falls at Zoe Bay on Hinchinbrook island
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