Spion Kop Track

South Molle Island, Whitsunday Area

If you are lucky enough to visit South Molle Island you should definitely make time to walk some or all of the Spion Kop Track. This is one of the most scenic Whitsunday trails and you will be rewarded with stunning vistas along the way, from the saddle of the mountain to when you reach the lookout. Feel on top of the world as you take in the magic 360 degree view.

The Spion Kop Track is part of the Whitsundays Ngaro Sea Trail and signs guide walkers through the island's long history. There are over 11 kilometres of track and you can walk from Bauer Bay or Sandy Bay right up to Mount Jeffreys. Allow at least four hours to complete or explore a section of the trail. Take in the natural habitat of the island including grasslands, rain and eucalypt forests, white sandy beaches, rocky outcrops and a variety of vegetation and wildlife. The track passes the remnants of an ancient Ngaro stone quarry where you will see shattered rock high on the hillside and spilling down toward the sea. The trail is of moderate grade and suitable for either walking or mountain bike riding.

Journey Details

2 Hours
4.2 Kilometres


  • Birdwatching
South Molle Island
Molle Islands National Park
South Molle Island, Whitsunday Area

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Spion Kop Track

Offering spectacular views, this track traverses rainforest, grassland and open eucalypt fores to lookouts over the resort and Whitsunday Passage. This track also passes an ancient Ngaro stone quarry, an area of shattered rock high on the hillside and spilling toward the sea.

The track is relatively flat and easy, and generally smooth. Note: the track is 'walkers only' from the set of stairs leading to Spion Kop.

Please Note: The Spion Kop Track is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Please note that this map only shows an indicative park entrance point. The track route, start and end point are not shown and this map cannot be used for navigation purposes. Please see the Queensland National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing web site for detailed maps and the latest park information, including opening hours and safety messages. When you are in the park, make sure you refer to signs at the start of the track for more information.

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Route Details

Route Type
One Way
Level of Difficulty
Level 3: Recommended for people with some bushwalking experience
Mode of Travel

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