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Mount Rooper Circuit and Swamp Bay Track

Phone: 137468


The Mount Rooper Circuit and Swamp Bay Track is located within Conway National Park. This park includes the rainforest-clad Conway Peninsula and protects the largest area of lowland tropical rainforest in Queensland outside Tropical North Queensland. Hoop pines grow on coastal ridges and in damp gullies, emerging above the rainforest canopy. Rugged, steep, rocky cliffs provide a spectacular 35 kilometre-long backdrop to the Whitsunday Passage and islands.

Dry vine thicket, mangroves, open forests with a grasstree understorey, paperbark and pandanus woodlands, and patches of lowland rainforest with twisted vines grow in the park.

This first section of the 7.2 kilometre Mt Rooper Circuit and Swamp Bay Track climbs up through mixed forests for a view (the Conway Outlook) over Shute Harbour to the Conway Range. Continue on from Conway Outlook. The shallow, stony clay soils support brush box, grasstrees, wattles and other woodland vegetation. Soak up the panoramic vista of the Whitsunday Passage and islands at the summit. Continue from the lookout passing views to Daydream and North Molle islands, descend through mixed forest to meet the Swamp Bay track. Turn left and return to the car park to complete the circuit.

Take in both the circuit and Swamp Bay tracks for a comfortable one-day walk. Enjoy a picnic at Swamp Bay. Allow one day to complete this walk of a moderate grade.

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"Panorama Tour"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 3 days ago

"We went on the Panorama Tour with stop at Whitehaven Beach in January 2018. All the staff was super friendly and helping, same for the pilot. It was such a great tour with amazing views and we were..." more »


"Wonderful experience with excellent pilot"

5/5 Excellent Reviewed 8 days ago

"We had a wonderful flight out over the Whitsundays to overfly the Great Barrier Reef on a beautiful day and then back to the Whitsundays to land at Whitehaven Beach. The water was warm and like..." more »

Trimley11, Felixstowe, United Kingdom

"Panorama tour "

2/5 Poor Reviewed 21 days ago

"Unfortunately I am very disappointed in the Panorama tour I had. First of all, we had to wait for one hour before we could actually go on the trip (due to weather circumstances). It would have been..." more »

Brenn D

Conway National Park, Airlie Beach, Queensland 4802 Australia