Mount Rooper Circuit and Swamp Bay Track

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area

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The Mount Rooper Circuit and Swamp Bay Track is located within Conway National Park. This park includes the rainforest-clad Conway Peninsula and protects the largest area of lowland tropical rainforest in Queensland outside Tropical North Queensland. Hoop pines grow on coastal ridges and in damp gullies, emerging above the rainforest canopy. Rugged, steep, rocky cliffs provide a spectacular 35-kilometre-long backdrop to the Whitsunday Passage and islands.

Dry vine thicket, mangroves, open forests with a grasstree understorey, paperbark and pandanus woodlands, and patches of lowland rainforest with twisted vines grow in the park.

This first section of the 7.2-kilometre track climbs up through mixed forests for a view over Shute Harbour to the Conway Range. Continue on to soak up the panoramic vista at the summit. Continue from the lookout passing views to Daydream and North Molle islands, descend through mixed forest to meet the Swamp Bay track. Turn left and return to the carpark to complete the circuit.

Take in both the circuit and Swamp Bay tracks for a comfortable one-day walk.

Journey Details

Duration
4 Hours
Distance
7.2 Kilometres

Activities

  • Birdwatching
Conway National Park
Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
Queensland
Australia

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Mount Rooper Circuit and Swamp Bay Track

The Mount Rooper circuit and Swamp Bay track is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Please note that this map only shows an indicative start point for the walk. The track route 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
Mode of Travel Walk
Route Type Circuit
Level of Difficulty Level 3: Recommended for people with some bushwalking experience

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