Zoe Bay

Hinchinbrook Way

Make your way to Zoe Bay on Hinchinbrook Island and immerse yourself in the calm infinity pools of Zoe Falls.  This is the place to go if you only have time to see one place on Hinchinbrook Island.

Framed by rugged mountain peaks, the vista of rich tropical rainforest, white coastal sands, and the tranquil waters of the bay will consume you. Once you have experienced the trinity of Zoe (Zoe Bay, Zoe Beach, and Zoe Falls), you will likely never find a comparable nature experience. It belongs on every adventurer and nature lover’s bucket list.

It’s only a 45 minute boat ride away for an unforgettable adventure. Along a section of the Thorsborne Trail, uncover Zoe Falls in the tropical rainforest.

For an incredible perspective of Hinchinbrook Island and the channels, swim in the infinity pool at the top of Zoe Falls. From Zoe Bay and Zoe Falls, the views are incredibly breathtaking.

Where is Zoe Falls

A small comfortable walk through the rainforest will lead you to the sparkling freshwater pool at the base of Zoe Falls.

Zoe Falls is tucked away roughly 900 metres inland from South Zoe Bay, east coast of Hinchinbrook Island. 

How to get to Zoe Bay and Zoe Falls

Tour the tropical ocean waters and experience Zoe Bay with a local Hinchinbrook tour operator who departs from Dungeness boat ramp. Customise your tour to suit your needs; whether it be a casual morning trip to Zoe Falls or a full-day Hinchinbrook Island adventure.

You can also access Hinchinbrook Island and Zoe Bay by private boat. It is recommended you obtain a copy of the Hinchinbrook Marine Wonders brochure for information on transit lanes and boat speeds to help Dugong and Turtle Protection.

Be sure to check local tide times and weather before you set off on your journey. Check the Queensland National Parks website for park alerts and/or warnings.

Camping at Zoe Bay

Tucked right at the mouth of North Zoe Creek, the camping area is a prime spot for 24/7 fishing and unlimited beach access.

At Zoe Bay, you have two choices of camping areas which include South Zoe Bay and North Zoe Bay. If you are after a nice quiet beachside camping space, North Zoe Bay is perfect.

This quiet and secluded area rewards guests with generous sightings of sea creatures such as turtles and the odd crocodile, just to name a few.

South Zoey Bay camping area is right at the mouth of South Zoe Creek and situated at the base of a track that leads to Zoe Falls.

You will find yourself a cosy spot tucked under the thick canopy of the rainforest overlooking mesmerising ocean views right from your tent. It’s the perfect location to take in the beauty of Zoe Bay and enjoy regular dips at the iconic Zoe Falls infinity pool.

Camping permits are required and can be booked online or over the phone through Queensland National Parks or purchased at the Hinchinbrook Visitor Information Centre.


Hiking at Zoe Bay

Walk up the 3km stretch of gorgeous sandy coastline that is Zoe Bay. Embark on the Thorsborne trail, which includes a 1.8km roundtrip climb up to Zoe Falls.

Sea Turtles are frequently encountered along the shore, so keep a close watch out.

Swimming at Zoe Falls

Swim in the freshwater infinity pool at the top of Zoe Falls and gaze out into the astonishing views of Hinchinbrook Island and the channels. With the serenity of nature, take a dip in the rainforest-surrounded swimming hole at the base of the falls.

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