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Address: Forestry Road, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4800, Australia
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Honeyeater Lookout

This was around 13 km return trip from our hotel in Airlie. Its quite steep but under canopy so the sun wasn't too bad. We saw a couple of goannas & lots of birds. The view from... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Melbourne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was around 13 km return trip from our hotel in Airlie. Its quite steep but under canopy so the sun wasn't too bad. We saw a couple of goannas & lots of birds. The view from the top was worth the effort, you see for miles. Take plenty of water and take your time to enjoy it.

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Magnetic Island, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2016

We walked from the main street in Airlie Beach to Honeyeater Lookout (approx 10klms return from our accomm). It took us nearly 4 hours with plenty of stops for photos and rests. It was a very hot day so luckily the steep part of the walk has plenty of shade and rocks to sit on. Not much in the way... More 

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Beaudesert, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

Easy walk up to the lookout areas, suitable for all fitness levels. Absolutely stunning views of Whitehaven beach at the top from two observation points. There are toilets at the top as well.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

This is a great walk for anyone interested in hiking thats not to difficult but that will have you blowing a bit. The footing is very good and the gradient is fairly gradual.

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

We happened to be there on a day when it poured rain. However, it did not slow us down. We still had beautiful views around the beach. Be careful though, as it does pool up so some steps maybe deeper than they appear.

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Moncton, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

We did part of the Whitsunday Great Walk a couple of weeks ago when we were in the area as part of our drive around Australia. The total trail is pretty long I think 28kms or so, we may have done about 6 of those kms just to sober up a bit but the trail was great with beautiful scenery... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

Complimentary brochure including information on the local flora and fauna as well as places to view them along the walk. If you are reasonably fit (stairs and rough terrain) then it takes about 40 minutes complete. Allow 1.5 hours for a leisurely walk with various stops. Small quantity of seating along the way.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016

We only hiked the position from Airlie Beach to Honeyeater Lookout and back (8 km round trip). It was a good workout without being exceptionally difficult. The trail was well maintained and very nice with lots of shade and the view at the top was lovely. It's a great walk, especially if you want something more rigorous than a walk... More 

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Mackay, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2016

We recently walked this 28km trail with two teens (13 and 15). We are a relatively fit and active family and tackled the walk in a single day. It took 7.5 hours including half hour breaks at each of the two designated overnight stops (so 6.5 hrs walking). The route is clearly marked with markers at each km. Tank water... More 

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Kodiak, Alaska
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 16, 2016

Hiked this 28k trail yesterday - took 6.5 hours start to finish. Started at Forestry Road and ended at Airlie Beach / Kara Crescent neighborhood. If you start at the Airlie Beach/Kara Crescent Road side, you go up for the first 4k and end also going up for the last 4k. If you start at Forestry Road, obviously the opposite... More 

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