Holidays in Conway National Park

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Shute Harbour showing general coastal views and landscape views

For a taste of Tropical North Queensland, explore this national park with its rainforest-clad hills, coral beaches and breathtaking Whitsunday Islands views.

Laze on secluded beaches, explore the rainforest and hike up the peaks of the Conway Range for great views out over the Whitsunday Islands in Conway National Park. The Conway Peninsula covers 21 miles (35 kilometers) of coastline along the Whitsunday Passage.

Start just outside of Airlie Beach, where a short rainforest trail leads you to Coral Beach. Afterwards, drive to the park’s picnic area and follow the Circuit Track to see more of the rainforest. Mangroves, ferns, vines and orchids thrive in this lowland rainforest. Extend your walk by taking the track that branches out to Haywood Gully, a 2-mile (3-kilometer) loop.

For something a little more challenging, follow the Mount Rooper Walking Track to the summit lookout point and look out over the Whitsunday Islands of Hamilton, Dent, Long and Henning. This 3.4-mile (5.4-kilometer) circuit walk is marked by typical Australian grass trees and wattles. Read the signs that describe how Aborigines used different plants in this area.

Follow the creek bed at the base of Mount Rooper, named the Swamp Bay Track, until you arrive at a pebbly beach overlooking Daydream Island. If you’d like to spend the night, pay the small national parks fee for the camp site online or on the spot. At dusk, watch the Proserpine rock wallabies emerge from the forest.

Part of the strenuous, multi-day Conway Circuit walking and mountain biking trail, the hike up to the Honeyeater lookout provides stunning views of the sparkling blue waters and tropical islands below.

Conway National Park offers you a taste of Tropical North Queensland without actually going there. This miniature version of the Daintree rainforest may be less famous, but is more accessible.

The park is situated between Bowen and Mackay, about 15 minutes by car from Airlie Beach and about 19 miles (30 kilometers) east from the Whitsunday Coast Airport at Proserpine. If you don't have a car, take the bus from Airlie Beach and hop off just before Shute Harbour for easy access to Coral Beach.

909 Cheap Hotels Near Conway National Park

Palm Grove Rainforest Retreat
Palm Grove Rainforest Retreat
4 out of 5
682 Saltwater Creek Rd, Palm Grove, QLD
The price is AU$264 per night from 6 Oct. to 6 Oct.
Situated near the airport, this cottage is 0.5 mi (0.9 km) from Conway National Park and 3.3 mi (5.4 km) from Cedar Creek Falls. Bicentennial Park and Cannonvale ...
5/5Exceptional! (2 reviews)
"Beautiful location and stunning architecture and design of the home. Outdoor undercover spa was just lovely and Michael was very accommodating. Really happy we could bring our dog too! 5/5"

Reviewed on 16 Jun. 2020

Palm Grove Rainforest Retreat
Elysian Retreat
Elysian Retreat
4.5 out of 5
Located in Whitsundays, this beachfront hotel is in a national park, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Molle Islands National Park, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Catseye Beach ...
4.9/5Exceptional! (7 reviews)
"Food and dining experience very good."

Reviewed on 2 Apr. 2021

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Palm Bay Resort
Palm Bay Resort
4 out of 5
Palm Bay Resort, Whitsundays, Whitsundays, QLD
Located in Whitsundays, this beachfront hotel is in a national park, 0.1 mi (0.1 km) from Palm Bay Beach, and within 16 mi (25 km) of Airlie Beach Lagoon and ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (130 reviews)
"Absolute paradise. We came here for our honeymoon. Such a great spot to unwind and relax. Beautiful views, walking tracks and wildlife. The day spa is so relaxing and the lunch and dinners we ate at the bar were great. Highly recommend."

Reviewed on 22 May 2021

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Discovery Parks - Airlie Beach
Discovery Parks - Airlie Beach
3 out of 5
Lot 2 Shute Harbour Road, Jubilee Pocket, QLD
The price is AU$90 per night from 1 Oct. to 1 Oct.
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Elysian Retreat
Elysian Retreat
4.5 out of 5
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Palm Bay Resort
Palm Bay Resort
4 out of 5
Palm Bay Resort, Whitsundays, Whitsundays, QLD
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Palm Grove Rainforest Retreat
Palm Grove Rainforest Retreat
4 out of 5
682 Saltwater Creek Rd, Palm Grove, QLD
The price is AU$264 per night from 6 Oct. to 6 Oct.
Palm Grove Rainforest Retreat
Seclude Rainforest Retreat
Seclude Rainforest Retreat
4.5 out of 5
637 Saltwater Creek Road, Palm Grove, QLD
The price is AU$244 per night from 7 Oct. to 7 Oct.
Seclude Rainforest Retreat
Twin shower, Spa, Private, Balcony, Large Kitchen
Twin shower, Spa, Private, Balcony, Large Kitchen
637 Saltwater Creek Rd, Palm Grove, QLD
The price is AU$296 per night from 5 Oct. to 5 Oct.
Twin shower, Spa, Private, Balcony, Large Kitchen
Contemporary Luxury with stunning views and spa
Contemporary Luxury with stunning views and spa
637 Saltwater Creek Rd, Palm Grove, QLD
Contemporary Luxury with stunning views and spa
Views, Romantic Spa, Self Contained
Views, Romantic Spa, Self Contained
637 Saltwater Creek Rd, Palm Grove, QLD
The price is AU$258 per night from 7 Oct. to 7 Oct.
Views, Romantic Spa, Self Contained
Right on the beach
Right on the beach
29 Penhallurick Esplanade, Conway Beach, QLD
Right on the beach
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