• Length: 6.7km

  • Duration: 2.5hrs

  • Grade: 2

  • Style: Circuit

  • Start: Mount Rooper carpark

  • End: Mount Rooper carpark

  • Location: Conway National Park

  • Closest Town: Shute Harbour

  • Distance from CBD: 1108km

  • State: QLD

  • Latitude: -20.28560009

  • Longitude: 148.7712209

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Mount Rooper and Swamp Bay is a 6.7km, grade 2 circuit hike, located in Conway National Park, Queensland. The hike should take approximately 2.5hrs to complete.

Hike Summary

The first section of the Mount Rooper and Swamp Bay circuit climbs up through mixed forest for a view over Shute Harbour to the Conway range.
The shallow,stony clay soils support brush box,grass trees,wattles,and other woodland vegetation.

soak up the panoramic vista of the Whitsunday passage and islands at the summit.

Continue from lookout passing views to Daydream and North Molle Islands descend through mixed forest to meet swamp bay track.

Turn right onto swamp bay track you will then arrive at swamp bay, where a coral strewn beach offers views of islands .

About the region

Conway is a national park in Queensland, Australia, 911 km northwest of Brisbane. The park's main feature is the Conway Peninsula which is covered by the largest area of lowland tropical rainforest in Queensland outside Tropical North Queensland.

Walk-in bush camping is permitted however there are no established camp sites. There are a number of walking tracks graded from easy to moderate.

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Total distance: 6735 m
Max elevation: 228 m
Min elevation: 4 m
Total climbing: 386 m
Total descent: -386 m
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