Absolute North Charters
Remote wilderness adventures with John Schmidt
According to Absolute North Charters owner, John Schmidt, an adventure hike is by definition sure to turn up the unexpected. However, the Hinchinbrook Island tour operator believes preparation and local knowledge is key when tackling the journey that awaits hikers on Hinchinbrook Island. Absolute North Charters provides services in all aspects of hiking, travelling, tours and ferry transfers over the entire region of Hinchinbrook from both Cardwell and Lucinda. Only 40 people are permitted to be on the Island at one time, giving hikers the unique opportunity to connect with and appreciate the raw beauty of a tropical island regarded as one of Australia’s premier walking trails.
With an unmatched local knowledge about Hinchinbrook Island’s Thorsborne Trail, ‘Skipper John’ assists hikers with all their logistics and safety tips whilst completing the Trail, providing maximum hospitality to his guests. John has lived in the region all his life and knows Hinchinbrook Island like the back of his hand. John’s vision is to interact with Hinchinbrook Island and to be the voice for the Island in return for all the wonderful memories it provided him as a child. John takes his duty of care very seriously for hikers circumnavigating the deserted Island and is truly proud to showcase the region in all its uninhibited raw beauty.