Whitehaven Lookout

Mackay, Isaac and Whitsunday

Whitehaven lookout has some stunning views once you make it to the top. The track is roughly 2kms long with lots of stairs. Track is very clearly marked, so you can't get lost. Once at the top you get views all the way to hill inlet and beyond, on the opposite side of the island you can see Chance bay and beyond. One other note is its the only place on the island that has full reception.

Bird Watching
No Wheelchair Accessibility
Camping Permitted
Maximum Elevation
Total Climb

Getting there

Only way to get there is by boat. Track starts at the southern end of Whitehaven beach, just behind the campground.


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Route/Trail notes

Track starts just behind the campground at the southern end of Whitehaven beach. There are toilets at the start of the track. The track is very clearly marked and has lots of stairs. Once you get close to the top their is a fork in the track, but this is just where it turns into a loop and you can go either way to get to the top.  


No permits needed unless camping.

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Nice spot, preferred hill inlet lookout more

Joanne Hanssens on 6 Mar, 2021

Great walk! Not hard at all, definitely lots of stairs but not super steep. Took us roughly 30min to get to the top. I would recommend camping at Whitehaven beach to get the most out of this view, seeing it at sunset is worth it. As all the boats and cruises leave by 4pm. You can check out our video here: https://youtu.be/KOOiEaSEnBs

JosexKristyAnna on 15 Dec, 2020


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