I had never been sea kayaking before, but when I had the chance to explore this uninhabited coastal wilderness, I was immediately intrigued. Hinchinbrook Island is situated off the tropical coast of North Queensland and is Australia’s largest national park island and part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
For seven days I was in the hands of two amazing guides, James and Michelle from Coral Sea Kayaking, as we navigated around the island’s rugged headlands, camped on white sandy beaches, and marveled at the majesty of the soaring peaks of Mt. Bowen. Here’s what some of that looked like.