As per Half 1 & 2 of our bushwalking information, in case you take pleasure in a very good stroll in nature, the Whitsunday Islands are undoubtedly the place for you.
There are over 40 tracks and trails of various lengths and difficulties and that is your definitive information relating to strolling the area.
Half 1 coated the Whitsunday Islands Nationwide Park which incorporates Whitsunday Island, Langford Island, Hook Island, Haslewood Island and Border Island.
Half 2 coated the Molle and Linderman Islands Nationwide Park together with South Molle Island, Lengthy Island and Linderman Island.
In Half 3, we will wrap it up with the Conway Nationwide Park showcasing walks across the Conway Ranges and Mount Rooper.
Earlier than exploring the tracks, listed below are just a few vital security suggestions and pointers:
- When embarking in your bushwalking journey, by no means stroll alone and let household/buddies know your deliberate trek.
- Be sure to plan your hike primarily based by yourself health ranges.
- Guarantee you could have appropriate footwear, insect repellent, sunscreen and a hat. Journey mild, however guarantee you could have emergency provides, snacks and particularly loads of water.
- Test tide-times and most significantly – have enjoyable!
Strolling Monitor Grade Meanings:
Conway Nationwide Park
Discover this peaceable a part of the coastal mainland that includes secluded seashores and panoramic outlooks over the scenic Whitsunday space.
Coastal Fringe Circuit – 1.2km circuit. Strolling time: 45min.
For a pleasant straightforward circuit, begin at Conway Nationwide Park day-use space and stroll across the circuit monitor. Whereas it might not have the views of a number of the different walks, there’s some lovely native flowers and crops and within the moist season, there’s a small tidal creek to cross.
Hayward Gully – 3.2km return. Strolling time: 1.5hr.
Comply with the Hayward Gully circuit, off the Coastal Fringe circuit to discover lowland rainforest and rocky gullies.
Swamp Bay – 4.2km return. Strolling time: 1.5hr.
From Mount Rooper automobile park, stroll across the foot of Mount Rooper to Swamp Bay. It’s lovely at excessive tide and in mid-winter, when there’s fewer mosquitoes and midges. It is a pretty humid, sizzling and difficult stroll, so ensure you convey loads of power snacks and many consuming water.
Tracks round Mount Rooper
The Mount Rooper monitor junction—200m alongside the Swamp Bay monitor—gives 4 strolling choices. Be ready—these are mountain mountaineering tracks for extra skilled walkers, so convey sturdy sneakers, a lot of water, insect repellent and solar safety!
Mount Rooper Lookout – 4.6km return. Strolling time: 2.5hr.
It is a difficult uphill stroll by means of woodland and plant communities. Take within the panoramic vista of the Whitsunday Passage and islands after which flip round and are available again down the identical manner you went up.
Mount Rooper Circuit – 5.4km circuit. Strolling time: 3.5hr.
Proceed on from the Mount Rooper Lookout and bask within the unimaginable views to Daydream and North Molle islands. From right here, head down the hill to affix the Swamp Bay monitor, turning left on the finish to return to the automobile park.
Mount Rooper Circuit and Swamp Bay – 7.2km circuit. Strolling time: 1 day.
Need one thing tougher – spend a complete day strolling on each the Mount Rooper Circuit and Swamp Bay Monitor. As talked about above, because of the humidity and mosquitoes, Swamp Bay is greatest in mid-winter and at excessive tide.
Coral Seaside – 2.2km return. Strolling time: 1.5hr.
Take the household on a incredible stroll to Coral Seaside, with wonderful views throughout the Whitsunday Passage. To get there, drive previous Shute Harbour in direction of Shute Haven and park simply off the highway close to the Coral Seaside monitor entrance. Be sure to convey a hat, sunscreen and loads of water because the seaside is uncovered and on sizzling days will be sweltering.
The Beak Lookout – 3.4km return from Coral Seaside Monitor automobile park. Strolling time: 2.5hr.
Take the Coral Seaside monitor and head in direction of the japanese finish of the seaside. Only a fast reminder concerning the warmth and solar on this one!
Proceed a reasonable climb for about 600m to The Beak Lookout. It’s well worth the solar and climb because the views throughout the Whitsunday passage are wonderful.
Tracks across the Conway Vary
Kingfisher Circuit – 2km circuit. Strolling time: 45min–1.5hr.
In search of an incredible stroll for the adventurous household, then look no additional – this can be a little strenuous, however is the native Ranger’s favorite. It begins on the Forestry Street automobile park, then up the all the steps to rejoin the primary monitor then return to the automobile park. Please be aware that this can be a shared-use monitor so there are each walkers and mountain bike riders.
Wompoo Means – 7km return. Strolling time: 3.5hr.
From the Forestry Street automobile park, observe the Conway circuit for two.3km then turning left onto Wompoo manner. This may take you down previous a trickling creek earlier than arriving at a good looking waterhole.
Honeyeater Lookout – 8.2km return. Strolling time: 3–4hr.
This rugged monitor is a favorite for each walkers and mountain bikers – however the one factor anybody who takes this monitor have in widespread is that they’re eager for a health problem. Whereas it’s a tricky trek, with some gradients being as much as 35° throughout the first 2km, it’s strenuous in elements however the views are value each single step. Begin on the Conway circuit monitor entrance close to Kara Crescent in Airlie Seaside. The turn-off to the lookout is 2.3km alongside this monitor and it results in a ridge and lookout with spectacular views over Cannonvale and the Whitsunday islands.
Conway Circuit (full) – 27.1km a technique. Strolling time: 3 days
Pack up for 3 days of strolling and a pair of nights of camping-in-the-rough and beneath the celebrities. There are 2 entry factors—Forestry Street automobile park and close to the highest of Kara Crescent in Airlie Seaside. This stroll will be carried out in roughly 12 hours nonstop nonetheless you have to be extraordinarily bodily match to perform this in sooner or later!
Conway Circuit Sections:
Forestry Street–Impulse Creek part – 4.5km a technique. Strolling time: 1.5hr.
– 9km return. Strolling time: 2.5hr.
Calling all severe walkers! Why not embrace the Kingfisher circuit, a pleasant deviation that solely extends your stroll by 45min. And when you’re at it, one other aspect monitor that’s effectively well worth the effort, is Wompoo manner. Simply remember that you could return alongside the identical monitor to rejoin the Conway circuit. One other vital warning is that this monitor will get significantly rougher after Impulse Creek crossing, so in case you’re solely doing a day stroll, it’s greatest to move again from right here.
Impulse Creek–Repulse Creek Camp part – 3.5km a technique. Strolling time: 1hr.
This one is for the skilled walkers. Go rigorously because the monitor is considerably rougher with many steep sections in addition to crossing some minor creeks. Benefit from the stroll, however ensure you go away sufficient time to get to Repulse Creek camp effectively earlier than the solar goes down!
Repulse Creek Camp– Bloodwood Camp part – 11.5km a technique. Strolling time: 5–6hr.
Be sure to give your self loads of time for this stroll. Comply with the coastal ridge in direction of Airlie Seaside and deal with an extended, steep, difficult climb to succeed in Hayward Lookout close to the summit of Mount Hayward. On the high, you’ll be rewarded with some wonderful views and a few a lot appreciated cool breezes, then proceed alongside the ridge to Bloodwood Camp.
Bloodwood Camp– Airlie Seaside part – 8.5km a technique. Strolling time: 3.5–4.5hr.
One for the professional’s – that is the steepest and most troublesome stroll of all of them. On a transparent day, it’s effectively value including the additional 1.5hr taking a aspect monitor—which, luckily is just not as steep—to the Honeyeater lookout with unimaginable expansive views stretching past Cannonvale to the Dryander Vary and out to Whitsunday Islands. Return to the Conway Circuit and stroll downhill by means of sections of grasstrees, cycads and eucalypts to Airlie Seaside. The monitor really ends close to Kara Crescent, however you’ll be able to proceed one other 700m downhill to get to Airlie Seaside.