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Address: Forestry Road, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4800, Australia
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Beautiful view, shady walk - bring lots of water!

We did the short version of this walk (8km to Honeyeater lookout) and thoroughly enjoyed it although it was very challenging in the heat and humidity Path is very sheltered... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We did the short version of this walk (8km to Honeyeater lookout) and thoroughly enjoyed it although it was very challenging in the heat and humidity Path is very sheltered from the sun, lots of birds and butterflies to be seen, and a few markers to help guide you along. Little tricky to find the start point, its at the... More 

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We drove the few miles inland from Airlie to then along a well surfaced track into the lush rainforest for two or three miles to the start of the Whitsunday Great Walk. This lovely track took us though a different type of rainforest as in deep shade we walked though forest consisting predominately of the tall and stately Alexander Palm.... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we did not even find the beginning of the trail in airlie. so we decided to do another walk along the see

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Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This walk is good for a little adventure or a day out, although do not forget your mosquito spray and be aware that you may sight a few of natures babies. My partner and I did the Wompoo Walk which was enough for me not being that fit however, the full track is extremely popular with the fitness fanatics, or... More 

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016

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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