Solway Circuit

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You will be amazed by the natural beauty, the aquamarine waters and stunning scenery of this enjoyable bush walk. Located behind world-renowned Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island, the Solway Circuit gives you a spectacular view over Solway Passage and the surrounding islands.

Traditional home of the Ngaro Aboriginal people, this walk is part of the Ngaro Sea Trail on Whitsunday, Hook and South Molle islands. The 1.2 kilometre one-way circuit winds its way uphill to a natural rock platform perfect for picture-taking. Trackside information gives you an insight into the history of the landscape which was formed over 10,000 years ago when sea levels flooded the former mainland mountain range. This moderate grade walk will take you about 40 minutes to complete but the views will stay in your memory forever.

Do take: walking shoes, camera, hat, sunscreen and water.
Do not take: this is a National Park so please 'leave it as you found it' and do not souvenir any flora, fauna, sand, seashells or other pieces of the natural habitat.

Did you know? The amazing blue colour of the water in the Whitsundays is created by the fine silica sand scattering the sunlight as it penetrates the water.

Journey Details

0.67 Hours
1.2 Kilometres


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Solway Circuit

Starting from Whitehaven Beach, this one-way circuit winds its way uphill to a natural rock platform giving spectacular views over Solway Passage and surrounding islands. Trackside information gives walkers an insight into Whitehaven's slowly changing landscape.

Please Note: The Solway Circuit 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
Mode of Travel Walk
Route Type Circuit
Level of Difficulty Level 3: Recommended for people with some bushwalking experience

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