Conway Circuit Great Walk

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Conway Circuit Great Walk

What you can expect

An extended and challenging trek that serves as the Whitsunday region's answer to one of Australia's Great Walks, the Conway Circuit - formerly know simply as the Whitsunday Great Walk - is a 28km journey through an environment quite different to most other long walking tracks. The walk makes its way through the lushness of the Conway National Park that's renowned for its hills blanketed by rainforests, a number of gorgeous hidden beaches, and stunning views out to the ocean dotted by the landforms of the Whitsunday Island group. The track can be ridden or walked, and for those doing the latter expect to invest anywhere between 7 and 8.5 hours to complete the track in its entirety. Alternatively, smaller sections can be done as from Airlie Beach to one of the observation points (such as Honeyeater Lookout) before heading back with much less time invested. The Conway Circuit offers walkers two designated campsites for those looking to space out the journey over more than one day, with water stations available throughout - although it's advisable to bring your own snacks and plenty to drink. It's fairly steep in sections, involving some sections of rough terrain, however it also offers various highlights in return for your efforts. The ability to see spectacular Whitehaven Beach from designated observation points, views of Airlie Beach's Shute Harbour, and a fair quantity of wildlife including a range of bird varieties, lizards & goannas, and even the occasional wild pig help keep things interesting.


What you need to know

  • 2 campsites offered on the trail
  • make sure to bring insect repellent
  • water from stations should be filtered
  • takes around 9 hours in total
28km "Great Walk" with lovely scenery
Views of Whitehaven Beach, Airlie & more
Range of local bird and animal life
Fairly challenging walk that requires fitness
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