Thornton Beach Suburb Snapshot

Located in the Daintree Rainforest, the mountainous area of Thornton is bounded to the west by the ridge of the Mistake Mountains range and to the east by the ridge of the Little Liverpool Range. The suburb lies 50 kilometres north from Mossman and 13 kilometres south from Cape Tribulation.

LGA & Postcode:
Shire of Douglas, 4873

94.6 km2 (36.5 sq mi)

Population (census 2016):

Living in Thornton:
Quietly hidden amongst all the beautiful mountainous terrain is the abundant little town of Thornton with gorgeous views and a peaceful country backdrop.

The picturesque Thornton Beach is the perfect place if you’ve always dreamed of your own private hideaway in the middle of the tropical rainforest and right next to the beach.

Nearby is the Thornton State School - a government co-educational primary school (P-6) at 4 Thornton School Road. In 2016, the school had an enrollment of 22 students with 3 teachers.