Nestled close to the coast north-west of Mackay is Newry Island, part of a group of hilly continental islands that form Newry Islands National Park. Newry Island features grassy open forest with gnarled ironbarks, bloodwoods and blue gums.
Newry Island was once home to one of the earliest resorts in the greater Whitsunday area. Wander along the resort trail past the resort ruins and contemplate a bygone era.... more
The Newry Island Circuit takes you through rainforest and open forest. Vantage points along the way offer views of nearby islands and the mainland.... less
Best to walk between April and September when humidity is lower.
How To Get There
The island is 5 kilometres north-west of Seaforth, 46 kilometres by road north-west of Mackay. Access is by private boat from the boat ramp at Victor Creek, 4 kilometres west of Seaforth.
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