Hamilton Island Walks, Australia
Discover some awesome Hamilton Island walks. Hamilton Island is a holiday destination off the coast of Queensland. It is part of the Whitsunday Islands.
I found myself on Hamilton Island to attend a wedding. While there I spent most of my time catching up with friends, but I did manage to squeeze out a day to go hiking.
There are quite a few Hamilton Island walks, and none of them are very difficult. All the trails are somewhat connected and I ended up visiting 4 points of interest. I hiked for about 4 hours in total.
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Hamilton Island Walks
I started on the track around 11 am and decided to first hike up to the main viewpoint “Passage Peak”. Some friends walked up early morning to catch the sunrise. A bit early for me but they all loved it.
The trail up was a standard Australian walking trail. Not paved but well maintained. It wasn’t too hard going. With taking pictures and a steady pace I was at the top within 45 minutes.
A little before the final “climb” there is a short detour to Hilltop Lookout. You get a good view back over the beach and resorts.
There weren’t many people on the track. I only ran into about 5 other walkers along the way.
Up the top of Passage Peak are some spectacular views.
I forgot how pristine the ocean was in Australia.
After a little break on Passage Peak, I continued my walk to Escape Beach. There were a couple of nudists there but other than that it was silent.
Next, I went to check out Coral Cove. It was like Escape Beach but closer to the resorts so more accessible. I looked around but didn’t think it was worth snorkeling there.
After Coral Cove, I headed back. There were a couple more trails but the only other “main one” was East Head Loop. Coral Cove is along East Head Loop but instead of continuing on it I doubled back.
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