Boardwalk

Put your walking shoes on and explore what the Whitsunday Coast has has to offer up close and personal!

Coral Beach Walk, Shute Harbour

Coral Beach Walk, Shute Harbour

Coral Beach walk is located at the top of the township of Shutehaven with about a 3km return trip ( Allow 1 hour) Moderate grade to what is known as The Beak. It will take you through creeks and forested areas on to Coral Beach, which is by name and by nature – large clumps of broken coral, smaller and smaller until sandy at one end of the beach.  The walk continues up to a lookout that takes in the spectacular Whitsunday Islands.

A favourite walk amongst locals and one worth doing whilst here.   Easy parking, predominantly easy walk – no excuses….  A local bus can take you to Shute Harbour whereby from there you will need to trek 20minutes along the road up to the township where the walk belongs.

Whitsunday Great Walk

Whitsunday Great Walk

The Whitsunday Great Walk skirts through the Conway National Park mostly within the Conway State Forest.  An old logging area along Brandy Creed Road is the official start to this 27km walk that was designed as a three day hike with two campsites along the way.

However sections of this walk can be done from Airlie Beach or Brandy Creek and it has been easily walked in less than 8 hours.  Annually a race, Run the Great Walk, takes place and the winner comes in less than 2hours!  See website for more details – http://www.whitsundayrun.com/index.php

As the Great Walk begins along the Impulse and Repulse Creek Rainforest areas which has trees thats been said to be up to 2000 yrs old the walk continues up to the top of Mount Hayward with spectacular views over the Whitsundays then on to Jubilee Pocket lookout and eventually down into Airlie Beach.   Whitsunday Great Walk is a fantastic often missed venture in the Whitsundays.

There is public transport that will stop at the Brandy Creek Road turnoff, about 11km out of Airlie, but from the highway to the start of the walk is a winding road through rural dwellings probably the best part of 5km – perhaps a lift or taxi to the start would be best.  Ample parking is available.

 

Hayward Gully Circuit

Hayward Gully Circuit

A 2km return very flat walk through the swamp lands and rainforest of Conway National Park just near the Whitsunday Airstrip.  The circuit is very informative with many stops along the way describing differing types of fauna and flora provided by the National Parks.   It leads to a creek bed in Hayward Gully which is generally, outside of wet season, dry.

An easy walk for any level of walker, family friendly.

Cedar Creek Falls

Cedar Creek Falls

Cedar Creek Falls is one of the Whitsunday Coasts most popular natural attractions and has been a big hit with locals.  Although it doesn’t always run it is quite powerful during the wet season which in time has allowed it to create a deep swimming hole.

It is at it’s best on a hot summers day just after rainfall where it becomes the coolest place in town to cool down.  About a 25minute drive from Airlie Beach it is accessible by car and a local rainforest tour.  Worth the drive with plenty of parking and an easy short walk to the falls once there.

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