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Australia - Queensland
CONWAY NATIONAL PARK

 

 

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INTRODUCTION:

Conway National Park is a spectacular national park on the coast of Queensland, 40km east of Proserpine. It protects 22 500 hectares of pristine wilderness including rainforest, waterfalls, beaches, etc. It protects a large area of inlet mangroves reputed to be the largest area of this type protected in the world. Large sections of the coast are only accessible by boat which can be hired from Shute Harbour.

The park is accessed via the Bruce Highway north of Proserpine. Access is then via Airlie Beach and Shute Harbour Road.

The extremely rare Proserpine Rock Wallaby is found only in the northern section of the park.

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Cedar Creek Falls:

Cedar Creek Falls are an extremely popular attraction within Conway National Park. Cedar Creek Falls is accessed by following the signs from the Proserpine-Airlie Beach Road and onto Conway Road.

 

Circuit Walk:

The Circuit Walk is a 1km self-guided walk that provides a wonderful introduction to the park's main features. There is an opportunity to extend the walk by 3km to Haywards Gully.

Facilities available at the commencement of this walk include toilets, electric BBQs, tables and a shelter shed. Gates to this area close at 5pm each day.

 

Coral Beach Track:

The Coral Beach Track is a self-guided walk which explains the traditional use of plants in the park by the Giru Dala people. This walk can be extended from Coral Beach by 700m to The Beak Point.

 

Mt Rooper Track:

The Mount Rooper Track is a 5.4km trail beginning off Shute Harbour Road. The track proceeds through swamps and woodland before the climb to Mt Rooper. The lookout at the top of Mt Rooper provides spectacular views of the Whitsunday Islands and surrounding national park. This walk can also be extended, with a further 2km of track leading to Swamp Bay.

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CAMPING FACILITIES:

Swamp Bay Bush Camp:

Swamp Bay Bush Camp can be accessed via the Mt Rooper Track described above. Facilities include toilets, picnic tables and a shelter shed. Camping fees apply.

It is also a 2.1km walk from the Shute Harbour Road car park.

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UPDATED: 10 May 2014

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