An Introduction to Walking in the Whitsundays

CATEGORIES: WALKING | By: David Colfelt

The islands of the Whitsundays have a significant number of tracks that reward walkers with spectacular views of this magic island group. Tracks range from gentle graded climbs through diverse bushland and across grasslands to scrambles up some of the highest promontories in the Whitsundays. The Whitsunday Ngaro Sea Trail provides the ultimate experience for trekkers, yachtsmen, kayakers and

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The Whitsunday Ngaro Sea Trail

CATEGORIES: BOATING , CAMPING , WALKING | By: David Colfelt

The Whitsunday Ngaro Sea Trail, an extensive mostly self-guided trail comprising walks and seaways, was opened in 2010. With some of the most spectacular views of the islands to be enjoyed, and a rich cultural history, it's a unique must-do activity on your visit to the Whitsundays. The Trail features walks ranging from as little as 170m one way (30 mins return) to nearly 6km (4 hours return)

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The Bush Trails of Hamilton Island

CATEGORIES: RESEARCH TRIPS , WALKING | By: Anthony Colfelt

Hamilton Island may not be not the obvious choice for hikers looking to experience the Whitsundays, because it’s almost synonymous with relaxation and the lay-by-the-pool-with-a-piña-colada island resort lifestyle. However, the Island holds an impressive variety of trails appropriate for those of moderate fitness and above. Much of the vegetation feels quite open by comparison to the dense

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Exploring Lindeman Island

CATEGORIES: BOATING , CAMPING , RESEARCH TRIPS , WALKING | By: Anthony Colfelt

Lindeman Island is just to the south of the main group of modernly frequented islands. But it has been at the centre of European activity and indeed tourism around the Whitsundays since the 1920s. If you are interested in the history of this area we would recommend reading – Ray Blackwood’s The Whitsunday Islands – An Historical Dictionary. It’s no 'Game of Thrones', but it is

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A Swim at the Famous Whitehaven Beach

CATEGORIES: CAMPING , RESEARCH TRIPS , THE WHITSUNDAYS , WALKING | By: Emma Colfelt

Whitehaven Beach is the renowned for being the most beautiful beach in Queensland, and certainly the most photographed. With crystal clear waters and pristine sand, Whitehaven Beach stretches over seven kilometres along Whitsunday Island - the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. Given it's reputation the beach can be 'busy' with visiting yachts, backpacker day trips and the like but

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