Absolute Airlie offer a range of guided bushwalking tours that explore the secret side of the Whitsundays. You'll discover absolute natural beauty in ancient rainforests, atop awe-inspiring mountains, on secluded coral beaches and beneath refreshing waterfalls. Soak up the serenity, breathe in the fresh air and stretch your legs on their nature based, small group, half day tours. They welcome everyone from families with children to retirees, from young couples to groups of friends, there's something for everyone!
The easiest, most accessible yet possibly the most beautiful of our half-day walks, this trail leads you past glimpses of the coastline and through coastal forest and scrub filled with birds and butterflies. Before you know it you'll be stepping off the track and onto the sun-filled Coral Beach. This secret, secluded beach will take your breath away with its abundance of white coral, rugged, tree-lined shores and sparkling turquoise waters complete with views out to the Whitsunday Islands.
Chose to relax and explore the beach or carry on to The Beak lookout for a panoramic view of the Whitsunday Islands. This is a great opportunity to view the famous Whitundays azure waters and islands. From here its a downhill walk to the beach for a rest prior to walking the return trip (of 2.2km - 3.4km*) back to the carpark.
During this tour we'll also drive to a great lookout for a photo opportunity of the original port of Airlie, Shute Harbour.
*A general level of fitness is required for this walk which is under 4km in total with some steep uphill sections. Please also consider weather conditions when deciding if this tour is for you.
The perfect way to spend a day - this walk has it all...
Engage your inner explorer! From a steady climb to the top of Mount Rooper for a stunning (almost) 360 degree view of the Whitsundays to an easy going track through the ever-changing national park to Swamp Bay, a peaceful, hidden beach full of natural treasures - you’ll love every minute.
This tour also includes a photo opportunity at Airlie's original and most scenic port, Shute Harbour.
You want to get out, stretch your legs and breathe in the fresh air? Fancy some good company, rugged rainforest and some of the best views around? This is the tour for you!
This tour will take you on a drive out of Airlie Beach - deeper in to National Park to start your walk.
As you venture in to the ancient tropical rainforest, they’ll take the Kingfisher Circuit, keeping an eye out for Paradise Kingfishers flying beneath the forest canopy.
A wide, slightly downhill track will then take you down through the rainforest before veering off towards Wompoo Way - a tranquil clearing with beautiful creek and the chance of spotting a Wompoo Fruit Dove or Ulysses Butterfly - the perfect spot for a picnic lunch! After taking a moment to rest and truly appreciate this magical place, it’s an uphill walk to complete the circuit.
Within just a short drive you'll find yourself at Cedar Creek Falls; nature’s perfect backdrop for an afternoon perched on a rock watching turtles, looking for that perfect angle to capture the waterfall on camera or enjoying a refreshing, invigorating swim beneath the waterfall.*
*the amount of water flowing at the waterfall is heavily dependant on the season. Please be prepared for no water to be falling throughout dry season. There is however, always water at the base for swimming and visits from friendly turtles.
Discover absolute natural beauty in ancient rainforests, atop awe-inspiring mountains, on secluded coral beaches or beneath refreshing waterfalls on this private, half day, guided bushwalking tour. Create a bespoke tour by choosing from a range of walks and attractions. With trails ranging in difficulty and length, there is something for everyone!
Your day will start with pick-up from your accommodation and transfer to your chosen walking trail in air-conditioned comfort. With the help of a local guide to show you the way, you’ll have time to enjoy the fresh air, sounds of the tropical rainforest and stunning scenery. Your personal guide will introduce you to some of the unique wildlife and plants that call the Whitsundays home and you’ll learn about the area’s rich culture and history. Be treated to a fresh, locally sourced, well-earned lunch and finish the tour with a glass of sparkling at a scenic lookout.
Absolute Airlie’s private tours allow you to choose your companions, set the itinerary and departure time, and go at your own pace. With a guide to take you off the beaten track and share the areas best kept secrets, you'll experience the Whitsundays like never before.
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