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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5 km return
2 hrs

Passage Peak

Good walk with steep section at the top. Great views

13.9 km one-way

Passage Peak and Escape Beach

A combination of trails on Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays that combines sunrise from Passage Peak, a stop at the remote Escape Beach and views from the Resort Lookout. These can also be done as three separate walks. Stunning views from Passage Peak, which is the highlight of this walk.

2.8 km one-way
1 hr

Pine Grove -Cedar Grove Track

A walk through rain forest which takes you through a strangler fig arch and past red cedars, tulip oaks and lots of palm trees. This track links the Pine Grove Carpark and the Sky Window carpark.

1.6 km
5 mins

Pine Grove Circuit

An easy walk through rain forest with glimpses of the Pioneer Valley.

780 m return
20 mins

Rainforest Discovery Circuit

A short walk through rainforest with information boards and pictures by local school students.

Very Easy
250 m return
10 mins

Sky Window Circuit

A short easy track that takes you to two lookouts over the Pioneer Valley

4.2 km
2 hrs

Wheel of Fire walk

Walk through rainforest and beautiful cascades through Finch Hatton Gorge. Track to Araluen cascades also joins on here. Excellent and popular waterholes - water is beautiful blue and crystal clear!

2 km return
1 hr

Whitehaven Lookout

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.

5 km return
4 hrs

Whitsunday Peak

Whitsunday Peak is a 5km, Return hike located in Whitsunday Islands National Park Queensland. The hike should take approximately 4hrs to complete. Awesome view at the top

1.7 km return
30 mins

Wishing Pool Circuit

A short walk through rainforest along calm river pools