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Whitsunday Great Walk

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Address: Forestry Road, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4800, Australia
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Great walk and workout

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars 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 stars 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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Colorado
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5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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 stars 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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Dampier, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

I found this trip to be ok tho some of the track was loose and rocky/crumbly and you had to tread carefully the road getting there was horrendous ( Forestry road ) very overgrown and non existent guide posts rough road and blind corners also found no place to discard rubbish at the end of the treck some beautiful scenery... More 

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Moranbah, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

This 28km walk was amazing but also quite tough in areas 😊.... It says to allow up to 3 days to complete but we did it in 61/2 hours.... Lots of wildlife... Snakes, Goannas, spiders, birds... And a hell of a lot of mozzies (wear bug spray) but that's expected in the bush 😊 totally worth it! Very rewarding!! I... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

We did a small section of the walk, about 8km return. Start the track from Kara crescent in airlie beach. It's right at the top of the street down a little driveway on the left hand side of the street, there is a set of stairs that stands out, otherwise the start isn't very well marked. We walked to the... More 

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