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Whitsunday Cairn is a 4km, grade 5 Return hike located in Whitsunday Islands National Park Queensland. The hike should take approximately 3hrs to complete.
If you really want to get off the beaten track then this demanding walk up to a peak of Whitsunday Island may be just the answer. Not for the faint-hearted, this challenging four kilometre trail, from the northern most beach on the island, takes you back through time.
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