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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 #13 of 83 Outdoor Activities in Airlie Beach

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"An amazing experience!"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed today

"We took the tour flying over the Hear Reef, Hardy reef and landed by one of the reefs and went into the water and snorkeled. Then we flew on to Whitehaven beach where we had a picnic lunch and then..." more »

Robert N,

"Fantastic tour! Thumbs up!"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 4 days ago

"Fantastic tour and unforgettable experience in my life - Panorama Tour, me and my fd flew over the the most famous spots in Whitsundays - Whitehaven and Heart Reef, so fancy that we jumped off the..." more »

Kapo522, Airlie Beach, Australia

"Fantastic 2 hour trip"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 15 days ago

"We had an incredible trip today to Whitsunday Islands and over the Hardy Reef, incl. Heart Reef. The pilot and staff have been super-professional and very friendly, they care for the passengers..." more »

HeidiPlusThomas, Munich, Germany

Conway National Park, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802 Australia