Hill Inlet Lookout
  • Length: 1.3km

  • Duration: 40 mins

  • Grade: 3

  • Style: Return

  • Start: -20.24166335, 149.023447

  • End: -20.24182441, 149.0237474

  • Closest Town:

  • Location: Whitsunday Islands National Park

  • Distance from state capital: --

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -20.24166335

  • Longitude: 149.023447


Hill Inlet Lookout is a 1.3km, grade 3 Return hike located in Whitsunday Islands National Park Queensland. The hike should take approximately 40 mins to complete.


The natural beauty of the Whitsunday Islands will truly take your breath away. If you are visiting world-renowned Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island, it is well worth including the 1.3 kilometre return walk to Hill Inlet Lookout. The Whitsunday islands were once part of the Australian continent and they have a tumultuous geological history, a complex eco system and a long tradition of Indigenous use. The Whitsundays Ngaro Sea Trail has been created in the Whitsunday Islands National Park to share some of this information with you. The area was significant to the Ngaro people and this walk takes you on an uphill stroll along a narrow path for an unforgettably spectacular view of white sweeping sands and turquoise waters.

About the region

Whitsunday Islands is a national park in Queensland, Australia, 920 kilometres (570 mi) northwest of Brisbane. It contains Whitsunday Island and 31 others.

The Whitsunday Islands lie midway along Australia’s Queensland coast and are bordered by the Great Barrier Reef and the waters of the Coral Sea. Migrating humpback whales favour the waters around the Whitsunday Islands as a calving ground between May and September each year. Marine stingers are found in the waters of the islands between October and May.

The region spans from the beaches of Bowen in the north and Laguna Whitsundays in the south. All 74 of the islands are surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef and only eight of them are inhabited.

On Whitsunday Island is the six km long Whitehaven Beach. The beach has camping and picnic facilities in its foredunes. A walking track links to Chance Bay.

Access is by private or commercial boat from Airlie Beach or Shute Harbour.

For more information on this hiking trail, please visit Queensland.com