Starting from Kara Crescent, Airlie Beach, this walk takes you to the Honeyeater Lookout via the Conway Circuit/Whitsunday Great Walk and Honeyeater Walk tracks, exploring the lush rainforest of Conway National Park along the way. The breathtaking panoramic views over Airlie Beach and the coast beyond will feel extra satisfactory after the challenging uphill hike you’ve just conquered. The Whitsunday Islands one one side, mountains of Dryander National Park on the other. You may regret taking on this hike until the very last step, but once you set your eyes on the coastline all that background noise will leave it place to serenity and the feeling of completion. The sound of kookaburras and cockatoos may add to your experience as well. You’ll be protected from sunlight for most of the track, but the humidity can be extremely dehydrating nonetheless. Take plenty of water and come early to minimize effects of said humidity. Decent trekking shoes are recommended as the track can be slippery at times. Watch out for spiders and snakes throughout the track. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
Turn on to Proserpine Shute Harbour Road then drive for 1.5 km
Turn right onto Proserpine Shute Harbour Road and drive for another 18.1 km
At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Proserpine Shute Harbour Road and drive for another 740 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Proserpine Shute Harbour Road and drive for another 320 m
At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Proserpine Shute Harbour Road and drive for another 2.6 km
At roundabout, take exit 2 and drive for another 100 m
Turn right onto Begley Street and drive for another 95 m
Turn left onto Lamond Street and drive for another 510 m
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started From Kara Crescent(across No:15), head towards the woodland and join the dirt track as you pass by the informational signpost to your left, moving directly away from the road. Follow the said track(Conway Circuit/Whitsunday Great Walk) as it meanders deeper into the woodland to continue along the Honeyeater Lookout Track.....
Directions & comments
Start heading along Great Walk.
Then head up the steps (about 30 m long)
Find the sign at the start.
After 1.1 km pass the sign (5 m on your right).
After another 140 m pass the sign (6 m on your right).
After another 800 m (at the intersection of Honeyeater Walk & Whitsunday Great Walk / Conway Circuit) turn right, to head along Honeyeater Walk.
After another 40 m pass the sign (on your left).
Continue another 1.6 km to find the end. Then turn around here and retrace the main route for 3.7 km to get back to the start.
Know the Hills, grading & facilities
2 h to 4 h
Quality of track
Formed track, with some branches and other obstacles (3/6)
Very steep (4/6)
Clearly signposted (2/6)
Limited facilities, not all cliffs are fenced (3/6)