Step inside a rainforest wonderland at one of the Whitsunday’s greatest treasures!
The tropical paradise of the Whitsundays is bursting to the brim with endless activities and unforgettable sights. However, one attraction that has triumphed over every other is Conway National Park. The National Park is a peaceful coastal utopia, boasting rainforest-clad slopes, hidden beaches and a unique range of wildlife. It may be a fair distance from Queensland hotspots like Cairns and Brisbane, but the natural wonder is well worth the trek within. If you need even more reasons to visit Conway National Park, then keep reading.
The Unique Array of Wildlife
Conway National Park has a huge biological significance to the Whitsundays region. The skies are jam-packed with a multitude of birds, with unique species such as emerald doves, sulphur-crested cockatoos and brush-turkeys. There are around six different rare or threatened species found roaming about the park, with the endangered Proserpine rock-wallabies included. A herd of reptiles cover the region, with a small range of skinks found only in this landscape. Keep an eye out throughout your travels and come face to face with these unique creatures, guaranteeing yourself a truly unforgettable experience with Australia’s greatest animals.
The Walking Trails
The only way to really see the Conway National Park in all its glory is by walking the many trails scattered about, immersing yourself in the majestic tropical rainforest and spotting some of the best attractions hidden within. Tracks vary in distance and difficulty, so make sure you check before heading off on one! The Circuit Track is undoubtably the most popular track and starts from the picnic area nestled right outside of Airlie Beach. The track offers a simple and pleasant short walk with information boards showing the history and wildlife at various points along the way. If you prefer a challenge, the Whitsunday Great Walk begins at the Brandy Creek and ends in Airlie Beach after 30 kilometres. Travellers usually allow 3 days to do this trail, really soaking up the natural beauty while walking and camping the region.
There are a number of hidden beaches found nearby the park, with Coral Beach one of the best! Hit the warm waters of Coral Beach, and you can enjoy the cool breeze and views across Whitsunday Passage. The soft sands are typically free of crowds, so you can guarantee yourself the perfect position while you sunbake, surf, or snorkel this picturesque beach.
The Conway National Park offers plenty of camping spots for those looking to immerse in the rainforest longer than a day. Throughout the entire region, camping permits apply, so make sure you pre-book or organise before setting up your tent. Camping can give you even more time in this epic wildlife destination and allow you to see the exceptional nocturnal animals that come out after the day-trippers are gone!