Escape Beach – Hamilton Island
Park your van in Airlie beach and catch a boat over to Hamilton Island for some amazing walks that will not only challenge you, but will leave you wanting to explore more.
There are walks to huge lookouts where you can look over the island, to walks to private beaches where you can enjoy lunch peacefully by yourself.
Make sure you bring lots of water, a phone or camera to take lots of photos and enjoy the peaceful serenity that is The Whitsundays.
Our first walk we did was the walk to Escape beach, there are a few places that you can start your walks from, but we decided to start behind the resort. The walk is approximately 3300 metres each way. For this walk you need to be relatively fit as there are some steep parts, as well as near the end it feels like the track seems to disappear and you are left clambering down the hill to Escape Beach
Most of the way there is uphill so make sure you bring lots of water however the advantage of that is most of the trip back is downhill 🙂
There are great places to stop along the way and catch your breathe whilst you catch the view.
You will see so many beautiful butterflies and other wildlife along the way.
But once you get to the final 200 metres and descend the steep hill to your own idyllic private beach.
We bought our own lunch with us, and sat back on a rock in the peaceful surrounding with no one else in sight, I don’t know if it was the fact we had just walked 3.5kms, but that Lunch was probably my favourite of the whole trip.