Honeyeater Lookout, Whitsunday Great Walk

Honeyeater Lookout, Whitsunday Great Walk

It’s fairly all uphill getting there which makes coming down, with more views, all the more pleasurable.   About 2.5km each way (Allow 1 hour up and 40mins down).  The hardest grade is the first section (and getting to the first section) so you might sort a lift.  Scenic views, rainforest with tall trees emerging above the surrounding canopy as well as sections of differing plants like Gum trees and the Cycad species.  The view is refreshing upon arrival overlooking predominantly the Cannonvale side of town.  

Please remain on the designated track. Supervise children carefully. This is a branch-off track but just 100 metres after the turnoff that continues along the Great Walk is a strangler fig tree  that is as wide as the length of a car and something to see (you’ll want to climb it).  This sits on the saddle of the hill at the back of Airlie Beach which forms Airlie Creek ultimately running throught the centre of town.  The fig tree that looks like and has roots the size of concrete road culvets are most impressive.

Access to the start of this walk via Airlie Main Street, Waterson Way, up Begley Street, Lamond Street and at the top of Kara Crescent – not great parking.

Airlie Court Holiday Units is a great base to start from if you would like to explore our natural hinterland.

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