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) all offering sensational views and some offering access to culturally significant sites. Note: Some of the walks such as the hikes to Whitsunday Peak and Whitsunday Cairn, are challenging and require a reasonable level of fitness.The surrounding waters are generally calm and can be accessed by kayak or small boat.
The Ngaro Cultural Site, Hook Island is one part of the Trail not to be missed. Here the track climbs the banks of Nara Inlet to a rock shelter containing art motifs and extensive cultural deposits of the Ngaro people. This site also inlcudes a boardwalk, viewing are and interpretive displays.
Camping areas are provided at South Whitehaven Beach, Chance Bay, Dugong Beach (Whitsunday Island) and Sandy Bay (South Molle Island). These camping areas are immediately adjacent to the various walking tracks. All have toilet facilities and tables however, drinking water is not available at any of the campsites. There are in addition other camping areas within the vicinity of walking tracks.
There are day use areas along the Trail at South Whitehaven Beach and Sawmill Beach, Whitsunday Island and Sandy Bay, South Molle Island.
Tips: Wear sensible footwear, carry plenty of water, stay on the track and always tell someone responsible of your journey plans and anticipated time of return.