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Newry Island Circuit and Resort Trail
1.5 Hours  / 2.8 Kilometres


Newry Island Circuit and Resort Trail is located within the Newry Islands National Park. Newry Islands National Park lies within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, an area of outstanding natural beauty and irreplaceable value to all the people of the world. Pearl-coloured beaches, exposed rocky headlands, open woodlands and dense rainforest, all surrounded by the sparkling turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef-Newry Islands National Park is truly world class World Heritage.

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Wander through open eucalypt forest and dry rainforest as the 2.8 kilometre return Island Circuit track loops across Newry Island. Lookouts along the way offer spectacular views of nearby islands and the mainland. Allow 1.5 hours to complete this walk of a moderate grade.

Newry Island was once home to one of the earliest resorts in the greater Whitsunday area. The 300 metre one way trail travels through the resort remains on a self-guided walk drifting back to a bygone era. Allow 40 minutes to complete this easy walk.

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Newry Islands National Park
Newry Islands National Park

Journey Details

Duration1.5 Hours Itinerary TypeLand
Distance2.8 KilometresItinerary RouteCircuit
Mode of TravelWalk
Level of DifficultyLevel of difficulty - Recommended for people with some bushwalking experience


  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Sheltered Area
    Sheltered Area
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks


  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Walking
  • Self-Guided

Newry Island Circuit and Resort Trail Full Itinerary

Newry Island Circuit and Resort Trail

The Newry Island Circuit and Resort Trail is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Please note that this map only shows an indicative location for the park. The track route, start and end point are not shown and this map cannot be used for navigation purposes. Please see the Queensland National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing web site for detailed maps and the latest park information, including opening hours and safety messages. When you are in the park, make sure you refer to signs at the start of the track for more information.

Newry Islands National Park
Newry Islands National Park

Route Details

Duration: 1.5 Hrs 
Distance: 2.8 Kilometres
Mode of Travel: Walk
Route Type: Circuit

  • Beach
  • Flora/Fauna
  • Island
  • Nature based
    Nature based
  • Rainforest
  • Wildlife

Level of Difficulty
Level of difficulty - 3

Other Information

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