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Paddle Bay Track and Campsite
Shute Harbour, Whitsunday Area

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The Paddle Bay track on South Molle Island is a great walk if you are after an easy afternoon stroll. The lush rainforest at the start of the track has a eucalypt overstorey indicating that this was once an area of open forest. The track winds down to a beach of coral fragments and continues along the beach away from the resort.

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A picnic area overlooks Daydream, Mid and North Molle islands. At low tide you can walk to Mid Molle Island - access is restricted to the two-hour period before and after low tide. Check tides before setting out.

National Park camping is available at Paddle Bay for a maximum of 12 people. The site is well shaded and has picnic tables and composting toilets.

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About the Walk

1 kilometre
30 minutes
Short Walk
At the north-western end of the resort beach.

Walk Highlights

  • Beach
  • Rainforest
  • Open grasslands

Walk Hints

The track leads partly through open grasslands and along the beach, it is therefore a good idea to wear a hat and sunscreen.

Best Time To Go

Best to walk between April and September when humidity is lower.

Property Details


  • Picnic Area
    Picnic Area
  • Public toilet
    Public toilet
  • Shaded Area
    Shaded Area
  • Walking Tracks
    Walking Tracks


  • Birdwatching
  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Kayaking
  • Swimming
  • Walking

Other Information

How To Get There:
The Molle Island group is just east of Airlie Beach and Shute Harbour. Access is by private boat or commercial boat. It is recommended that you arrange your passage before booking your campsite.

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Paddle Bay
South Molle Island National Park
Shute Harbour
Queensland 4802 Australia

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