Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday

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Council Areas:

  1. Isaac Regional 
  2. Mackay Regional
  3. Whitsunday Regional
  4. Livingstone Shire

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27 km return

Conway Circuit (formerly Whitsunday Great Walk)

The tropical refuge of Conway National Park combines lush rainforest with magnificent views. The Conway Circuit takes you on a 28km journey through Conway State Forest starting at Brandy Creek (approximately a ten minute drive from Airlie Beach) and finishing in Airlie Beach.

2.8 km return
90 mins

Araluen Cascades Track

From Finch Hatton Gorge picnic area, a moderate circuit with uphill sections leads you through lush rainforest and between granite boulders to the lookout above Araluen Cascades. If you are keen to swim, observe safety signs, jumping and diving into the water is prohibited. Variable water depths, submerged rocks and logs, and fast flowing water combine to make this activity extremely dangerous. Accidents have resulted in serious injury and a number of deaths

5 km return
2 hrs

Cape Hillsborough National Park - Lookouts Walk

After experiencing the kangaroos and wallabies on the beach at sunrise take a hike to Twin Beach, Turtle and Andrews Point Lookouts offering spectacular views surrounding the Cape Hillsborough Region.

5.1 km return
1 hr

Chance Bay

Chance Bay is a secluded beach and bay a short walk across the headland from the famous Whitehaven Beach. Add Solway Circuit for views over the area.

8.2 km one-way
90 mins

Clark Range Track

A walk through picabeen and Alexandra palms, linking the Broken River Car Park with the Sky Window Car Park.

3 km return
35 mins

Coral Beach

About 2km return, nice walk through varied coastal forest with glimpses through the trees of Shute Harbour. Rocky trail, medium grades with many tree roots. Lovely rewarding coral/ pebbly beach joining the Beak Lookout walk.

2.5 km return
90 mins

Coral Cove

Two different access points on either side of the island, to a quiet private beach facing South. With a swing and some palm trees. Half hour walk from East Side Entrance. An hours walk from Scenic Trail entrance

8 km one-way
2 hrs

Credition Creek Track

A walk that follows Broken River through rainforest, linking the Broken River Visitor Area with the wishing pool Circuit.

1.6 km return
30 mins

Granite Bend Circuit

An extension on the Rainforest Discovery Circuit that takes you through rainforest and along Broken River.

1.9 km return
1 hr

Hideaway Bay

Hidden beach is just a short stroll from the Scenic Trail Entrance located at the eastern end of Catseye Beach on Hamilton Island, Whitsundays.