Summary: Accessed by the multi-day Thorsborne Trail or by boat, Zoe Falls is a picturesque cascade and swimming hole on Hinchinbrook Island.

About a kilometre upstream of the beach and lagoon at Zoe Bay on Hinchinbrook Island is Zoe Falls. South Zoe Creek cascades over rock into a beautiful tropical pool, surrounded by trees.

Zoe Falls
Zoe Falls

There are some more (shallower) pools at the top of the waterfall, with Zoe Bay in the background.

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Getting to Zoe Falls

The renowned and popular Thorsborne Trail passes Zoe Falls (bookings essential and numbers are restricted) – this is a 3-4 day / 32km hike along Hinchinbrook Island.

You can also reach Zoe Bay by boat – either by private vessel or a boat transfer from Lucinda or Cardwell. There is a campsite at Zoe Bay, which is about a 10min walk from the falls. (See Queensland Parks South Zoe Bay camping area for more information on campsite fees and how to book.)

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