Whitsunday Great Walk/ Conway Circuit

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Whitsunday Great Walk/ Conway Circuit is a 26.1 kilometer lightly trafficked point-to-point trail located near Airlie Beach - Cannonvale, Queensland, Australia that offers the chance to see wildlife. The trail is rated as difficult and primarily used for hiking, trail running, camping, and backpacking.

Distance: 26.1 km Elevation Gain: 794 m Route Type: Point to Point

backpacking

camping

hiking

walking

running

forest

views

wildlife

For more information visit: https://www.npsr.qld.gov.au/parks/conway/

hiking
4 months ago

Tues 7th May 19. I loved this hike. Did it in 6.5 hours. Really good exercise and an awesome challenge to do in one day. Cab was $45 to go from central airlie to the starting point on Forestry Road. The Hayward lookout was overgrown, so views were nothing special. Passed a few pretty bridges though. One bridge you had to walk in water, so the shoes had to come off, which was very refreshing. Lots of other streams you had to walk over, but there was rocks to walk on so you didnt have to take your shoes off. I went by myself and didn’t see one person until the honey eater lookout at 25kms in, was nice to have the whole thing to myself. There are sign posts for every km you walk which was awesome. Walked passed 3 snakes and 2 goanna’s. Only the 1 snake was aggressive. Lots of cob webs, but didnt have an spiders in them. Would 100% recommend if you looking for a good day challenge! I did it to tick off my bucket list. Best feeling in the world finishing it. For campers, i uploaded some photos of the camping spots. Hope that helps. Water tanks along the hike, but need your own water treatment.

blowdown
over grown
washed out
5 months ago

As of March 2019, most of trail is overgrown and quite difficult to pass, lots of fallen trees, guinea grass etc. Still doable, but be prepared. Honeyeter section is always well maintained as it is used daily by many people.

hiking
8 months ago

Not much of a scenery on the way, good excersize. We did it under 5h and saw 5or6 snakes (red bellies) on the way. Airlie beach end 10km of it steep up and down hill. Places to camp on the way.

hiking
11 months ago

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