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Conway National Park

For a taste of Tropical North Queensland, explore this national park with its rainforest-clad hills, coral beaches and breathtaking Whitsunday Islands views.

Laze on secluded beaches, explore the rainforest and hike up the peaks of the Conway Range for great views out over the Whitsunday Islands in Conway National Park. The Conway Peninsula covers 21 miles (35 kilometers) of coastline along the Whitsunday Passage.

Start just outside of Airlie Beach, where a short rainforest trail leads you to Coral Beach. Afterwards, drive to the park’s picnic area and follow the Circuit Track to see more of the rainforest. Mangroves, ferns, vines and orchids thrive in this lowland rainforest. Extend your walk by taking the track that branches out to Haywood Gully, a 2-mile (3-kilometer) loop.

For something a little more challenging, follow the Mount Rooper Walking Track to the summit lookout point and look out over the Whitsunday Islands of Hamilton, Dent, Long and Henning. This 3.4-mile (5.4-kilometer) circuit walk is marked by typical Australian grass trees and wattles. Read the signs that describe how Aborigines used different plants in this area.

Follow the creek bed at the base of Mount Rooper, named the Swamp Bay Track, until you arrive at a pebbly beach overlooking Daydream Island. If you’d like to spend the night, pay the small national parks fee for the camp site online or on the spot. At dusk, watch the Proserpine rock wallabies emerge from the forest.

Part of the strenuous, multi-day Conway Circuit walking and mountain biking trail, the hike up to the Honeyeater lookout provides stunning views of the sparkling blue waters and tropical islands below.

Conway National Park offers you a taste of Tropical North Queensland without actually going there. This miniature version of the Daintree rainforest may be less famous, but is more accessible.

The park is situated between Bowen and Mackay, about 15 minutes by car from Airlie Beach and about 19 miles (30 kilometers) east from the Whitsunday Coast Airport at Proserpine. If you don't have a car, take the bus from Airlie Beach and hop off just before Shute Harbour for easy access to Coral Beach.


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Elysian Retreat - All-Inclusive
Elysian Retreat - All-Inclusive

Elysian Retreat - All-Inclusive

Long Island, Whitsunday Regional, Long Island, QLD
     
    4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

    Located in Long Island, this beachfront hotel is in a national park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Hamilton Island Golf Club, Catseye Beach and Hamilton Island Marina. WILD LIFE Hamilton Island is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) away.

    Palm Bay Resort
    Palm Bay Resort

    Palm Bay Resort

    Palm Bay Resort, Whitsundays, Long Island, QLD
       
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Nestled on the beach, this Long Island aparthotel is in a national park and 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Palm Bay Beach.

      Palm Grove Rainforest Retreat £127
      Palm Grove Rainforest Retreat

      Palm Grove Rainforest Retreat

      682 Saltwater Creek Rd, Palm Grove, QLD
         
        4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        Situated near the airport, this cottage is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Conway National Park and 3.3 mi (5.4 km) from Cedar Creek Falls. Bicentennial Park and Cannonvale Beach are also within 20 mi (32 km).

        Seclude Rainforest Retreat £142
        Seclude Rainforest Retreat

        Seclude Rainforest Retreat

        637 Saltwater Creek Road, Palm Grove, QLD
           
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          Situated in a rural location, this luxury villa is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Conway National Park and 3.1 mi (4.9 km) from Cedar Creek Falls. Mount Proserpine Nature Refuge and Repulse Bay are also within 12 miles (20 km).

          Baybliss Studio 2 £134
          Baybliss Studio 2

          Baybliss Studio 2

          12 Bay Terrace, Shute Harbour, QLD
             
            3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

            Situated by the sea, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Conway Conservation Park, Shute Harbour Jetty and Conway National Park. Coral Beach and Sandy Bay Beach are also within 1 mile (2 km).

            Coral Point Lodge
            Coral Point Lodge

            Coral Point Lodge

            54 Harbour Avenue, Whitsunday, Shute Harbour, QLD
               
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              Situated by the ocean, this hotel is steps away from Sandy Bay Beach and Palm Bay Beach. Conway Conservation Park and Shute Harbour Jetty are also within 1 mile (2 km).

              Baybliss Studio 1 £115
              Baybliss Studio 1

              Baybliss Studio 1

              12 Bay Terrace, Shute Harbour, QLD
                 
                3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Situated by the sea, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Conway Conservation Park, Shute Harbour Jetty and Conway National Park. Coral Beach and Sandy Bay Beach are also within 1 mile (2 km).

                Baybliss Luxury 1 Bedroom Apt
                Baybliss Luxury 1 Bedroom Apt

                Baybliss Luxury 1 Bedroom Apt

                12 Bay Terrace, Shute Harbour, QLD
                   
                  3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Situated near the airport, this apartment building is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Conway National Park, and within 9 mi (15 km) of Port of Airlie and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Cedar Creek Falls is 26 mi (41.9 km) away.