Ngaro Sea Trail
Follow in the footsteps of the Ngaro people, the traditional owners of the Whitsunday area, and undertake a journey through a region of unsurpassed natural beauty and rich cultural history. Blending seaways with a range of walks, the Whitsunday Ngaro Sea Trail is truly unique.
Walks range from as little as 170m one way, to 7km hikes across whole islands. The largely self-guided Sea Trail is dotted with campsites and the waters are generally calm and easy to traverse in a kayak or small boat.
Visit the Ngaro cultural site and see Aboriginal cave paintings at Nara Inlet, walk up to the Hill Inlet lookout at the northern end of famous Whitehaven Beach for a picture-postcard perfet view of the swirling sands of Hill Inlet, or tackle the steeper, more advanced hikes to Whitsunday Peak or Whitsunday Cairn on Whitsunday Island.
What to see
The Whitsunday Ngaro Sea Trail will highlight many iconic features that have made the area famous. Walk across pure white sands, sail over turquoise waters, see ancient rock art, rugged headlands, dry rainforest, rolling grasslands and experience the breathtaking views.
Take in all of the Whitsunday Ngaro Sea Trail — travel from sea to summit with varying grades of difficulty and length across South Molle, Hook and Whitsunday Islands, as well journeying its sea paths for a different and refreshing perspective. The Whitsunday Ngaro Sea Trail can be accessed by private, charter or commercial boat. The area is also kayak friendly and within easy reach using hire vessels or bare boats. Commercial boats depart from Shute Harbour and Airlie Beach. Bareboats can be sourced at Hamilton Island, Shute Harbour or Airlie Beach. There are also numerous public boat ramps in the area.