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Mount Rooper Circuit and Swamp Bay Track

Phone: 137468

Description

The Mount Rooper Circuit and Swamp Bay Track is located within Conway National Park. This park includes the rainforest-clad Conway Peninsula and protects the largest area of lowland tropical rainforest in Queensland outside Tropical North Queensland. Hoop pines grow on coastal ridges and in damp gullies, emerging above the rainforest canopy. Rugged, steep, rocky cliffs provide a spectacular 35 kilometre-long backdrop to the Whitsunday Passage and islands. Dry vine thicket, mangroves, open forests with a grasstree understorey, paperbark and pandanus woodlands, and patches of lowland rainforest with twisted vines grow in the park. This first section of the 7.2 kilometre Mt Rooper Circuit and Swamp Bay Track climbs up through mixed forests for a view (the Conway Outlook) over Shute Harbour to the Conway Range. Continue on from Conway Outlook. The shallow, stony clay soils support brush box, grasstrees, wattles and other woodland vegetation. Soak up the panoramic vista of the Whitsunday Passage and islands at the summit. Continue from the lookout passing views to Daydream and North Molle islands, descend through mixed forest to meet the Swamp Bay track. Turn left and return to the car park to complete the circuit. Take in both the circuit and Swamp Bay tracks for a comfortable one-day walk. Enjoy a picnic at Swamp Bay. Allow one day to complete this walk of a moderate grade.

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Ranked #12 of 81 Outdoor Activities in Airlie Beach

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"WOW!"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 7 days ago

"What an incredible surprise birthday trip on a seaplane out to and around the Whitsundays over Heart Reef and landing at Whitehaven beach for champagne and snacks. Very professional and friendly with..." more »

JandB39, Stevenage, UK

"Amazing experience!!!"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 11 days ago

"My partner and I booked the Reef Adventure tour for a 6:30am start. I'm not a morning person so was dreading the early rise but it was well worth it! The pilots and the Air Whitsunday administrative..." more »

Grace F,

"Spectacular view of the Reef and white beaches"

4/5 Very good Reviewed 1 month ago

"The best way to experience the magnificent reef is from the air. The water landing & take off from Whitehaven beach was a thrill Only negative is that it is difficult for the pilot to give a good..." more »

Piers F, Slough, United Kingdom
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Conway National Park, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802 Australia