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.

 

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