Bush Walking

Diversity Boardwalk
This award winning environmental walk meanders through Melaleuca woodland, a mangrove community, eucalypt open forest and vine thicket.  Along the way, the diversity of the communities, their wildlife and cultural significance are highlighted.  The importance of such diversity to the culture of the Juipera people is also a feature of the walk. Aboriginal middens are a feature of this walk.

Andrews Point
This track climbs over a headland with five lookouts which provide fantastic views in all directions of the coastline and the Whitsunday Islands. The track progresses through remnant rainforest and eucalypt forest. Take in the views and rest a while at turtle cove to watch the turtles busily going about their day. At low tide you can proceed across the causeway to Wedge Island.

Beachcomber Cove
This track passes through open eucalypt forest and remnant rainforest with hoop pines, ferns and vines. There is a lookout at the top of the ridge. In the wet season several freshwater springs trickle down the hill. The major water course in the wet season is Cascade Creek which flows down into gentle falls with a swimming hole, and then across the beach.

Juipera Plant Trail
This is a self guiding track highlighting plant food utilised by the Juipera people.  The walk is a delight for plant lovers.  The magnificent trees, the sheer rock cliff, the beautiful water of the bay, and remnants of the fungi from the wetter months all combine to make Hidden Valley a very special place.  The track leads to a billabong where it loops around through the rainforest.

Wedge Island
The causeway to the island is passable two hours either side of low tide. Enjoy the natural beauty of the island and walk along the small beach, up the rocks and through the cave to a track on top of the island.  Shy rock wallabies can sometimes be seen.  Soft corals can be found between Wedge Island and Orchid Rock on a very low tide.  Orchid rock is ablaze with colour in late September when the golden orchids bloom.

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