Whitsunday Peak

Whitsundays, Whitsunday Area

The Whitsunday Peak track is located on Whitsunday Island, within Whitsunday Islands National Park. Dotting the scenic aquamarine waters, these hilly islands were formed when changing sea levels drowned a mainland mountain range. The Whitsunday reefs have outstanding coral cover and variety. Whitsunday Island supports a population of unadorned rock-wallabies. From May to September the Whitsundays are an important calving ground for migrating humpback whales.

Accessed from Sawmill Beach in Cid Harbour, the five kilometre return Whitsunday Peak track offers a great getaway from the busy beaches. Climb through diverse vegetation, from rainforest gullies to windblown heaths, and be rewarded with spectacular vistas on the 'roof of the Whitsundays'. Walk safely: this track is steep and physically demanding-please consider your fitness and walking experience carefully before setting out. Allow four hours to complete this track of a difficult grade.

Journey Details

Duration
4 Hours
Distance
5 Kilometres

Activities

  • Birdwatching
  • Hiking/Trekking
Whitsunday Islands National Park
Whitsundays, Whitsunday Area
Queensland
Australia

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Whitsunday Peak

The Whitsunday Peak 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 Return
Level of Difficulty Level 5: Recommended for very experienced bushwalkers

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