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Mount Rooper Circuit and Swamp Bay Track
4 Hours  / 7.2 Kilometres

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Description

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.

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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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  • Mount Rooper Circuit and Swamp Bay Track

    The Mount Rooper circuit and Swamp Bay track is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Please note that this map only shows an indicative start point for the walk. The track route 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.
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Journey Details

Duration4 Hours Itinerary TypeLand
Distance7.2 KilometresItinerary RouteCircuit
Mode of TravelWalk
Level of DifficultyLevel of difficulty - Recommended for people with some bushwalking experience

Facilities

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

Activities

  • Animal Watching
    Animal Watching
  • Walking
    Walking
  • Self-Guided
    Self-Guided


Other Information


Visit our Travel Info page or the National Parks, Recreation, Sport and Racing website for more information. See Park alerts for the latest information on access, closures and conditions.

Mount Rooper Circuit and Swamp Bay Track Full Itinerary


Mount Rooper Circuit and Swamp Bay Track

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The Mount Rooper circuit and Swamp Bay track is managed by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. Please note that this map only shows an indicative start point for the walk. The track route 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.



Photos

Emergent tree, mixed forest, Conway National Park
Emergent tree, mixed forest, Conway National Park
Views over Whitsundays, Conway National Park
Views over Whitsundays, Conway National Park


Route Details

Duration:
4 Hrs 
Distance:
7.2 Kilometres
Mode of Travel:
Walk
Route Type:
Circuit

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


Level of Difficulty
Level of difficulty - 3



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