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  • Dazzling63
    Solihull, United Kingdom891 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the trek to the top
    It’s quite a steep climb in parts particularly at the start and took us around an hour to get to the top. The views from the viewing platform are impressive all the way over the Whitsunday Island. The day we went was cloudy and very windy, so we didn’t have the clearest view but it was still worth it.
    Visited February 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 17 March 2023
  • Jess W
    9 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    No regrets!!
    I’m not a fitness person so understandably was anxious about this walk. Worried I wouldn’t be able to make it after reading all the reviews about it being challenging. BUT I DID IT and it wasn’t as bad as I prepared for. Tips: Go slow, take breaks. There’s LOTS of stairs but they are a gradual climb. Take lots of water, you’ll need it. We made it to the top in 47 minutes. Use your phone torch as it will be dark when you leave, wear good joggers, it’s very rocky. It is a totally worth it when you reach the top. Breath taking views. unfortunately for us, it was cloudy so there was no amazing sunrise but the climb up was worth it regardless. Then finished it off with a coffee and cafe Brekky at Marina cafe!
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 April 2023
  • Kityayma
    Sydney, Australia193 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the climb
    This is a must do walk for visitors to Hamilton Island. It is suitable for people with a reasonable level of fitness and families with older children (though they might whine a bit on the steep hills). The most challenging part of the walk is nearest the peak where the trail gets steep and there are several steps. But the 360 degree views from the top make the effort worthwhile. The islands of The Whitsundays are laid out before you as is the National Park and Hamilton Island's beaches and resort buildings. I recommend walking in the early morning to avoid the heat later in the day. And if you can get up to the peak for sunrise so much the better. The sandy path can be slippery especially coming down, so best to have shoes with a good tread
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 18 October 2023
  • natco88
    Mackay, Australia13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Just do it!
    Excellent hike with our 1 year old in a carrier and 3 year old walking. Established and well used tracks and signs the whole way. Wasn't as challenging or as many steps as we expected, yay. About an hour each way with regular drink stops for the kids. We saw a few kookaburras and also a pair of owls that the kids enjoyed. Make sure you take water and snacks and start the hike nice and early to beat the heat
    Visited December 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 9 December 2023
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natco88
Mackay, Australia13 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Family
Excellent hike with our 1 year old in a carrier and 3 year old walking. Established and well used tracks and signs the whole way. Wasn't as challenging or as many steps as we expected, yay. About an hour each way with regular drink stops for the kids. We saw a few kookaburras and also a pair of owls that the kids enjoyed. Make sure you take water and snacks and start the hike nice and early to beat the heat
Written 9 December 2023
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Kahn B
Brisbane, Australia6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Solo
Worth the walk up there. Takes about an hour return for someone with a reasonable level of fitness.

Great views
Written 30 November 2023
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AR
Sydney, Australia2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
We loved this hike. We ended up taking our 10 month old in his baby carrier. It was hard but worth it. The views along the way and at the top are absolutely amazing.
Written 24 November 2023
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Kityayma
Sydney, Australia193 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
This is a must do walk for visitors to Hamilton Island. It is suitable for people with a reasonable level of fitness and families with older children (though they might whine a bit on the steep hills).
The most challenging part of the walk is nearest the peak where the trail gets steep and there are several steps. But the 360 degree views from the top make the effort worthwhile. The islands of The Whitsundays are laid out before you as is the National Park and Hamilton Island's beaches and resort buildings.
I recommend walking in the early morning to avoid the heat later in the day. And if you can get up to the peak for sunrise so much the better.
The sandy path can be slippery especially coming down, so best to have shoes with a good tread
Written 19 October 2023
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JBE137
Cranford, NJ78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023
Great hike for the best panoramic views of the islands. It's a little strenuous at the top but well worth it to push through. Very happy I made the trek and everything is marked out well.
Written 8 May 2023
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Jess W
9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
I’m not a fitness person so understandably was anxious about this walk. Worried I wouldn’t be able to make it after reading all the reviews about it being challenging. BUT I DID IT and it wasn’t as bad as I prepared for.

Tips:
Go slow, take breaks. There’s LOTS of stairs but they are a gradual climb. Take lots of water, you’ll need it. We made it to the top in 47 minutes. Use your phone torch as it will be dark when you leave, wear good joggers, it’s very rocky. It is a totally worth it when you reach the top. Breath taking views.

unfortunately for us, it was cloudy so there was no amazing sunrise but the climb up was worth it regardless. Then finished it off with a coffee and cafe Brekky at Marina cafe!
Written 1 April 2023
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Dazzling63
Solihull, UK891 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023 • Friends
It’s quite a steep climb in parts particularly at the start and took us around an hour to get to the top. The views from the viewing platform are impressive all the way over the Whitsunday Island. The day we went was cloudy and very windy, so we didn’t have the clearest view but it was still worth it.
Written 17 March 2023
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Ange
Kiama, Australia237 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
So beautiful! We got up at 4:30am to enjoy the sunrise. Take a torch. Well
Signposted and absolutely beautiful along the way
Written 17 November 2022
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KandTCanberra
Canberra340 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022
A challenging walk, especially the never-ending steps (which are very professionally set in the pathway). So many views along the way but the extensive viewing platform at the top (complete with a "map" pointing out nearby islands) was one of the best we can ever recall. Stunning.
Written 3 November 2022
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Trips_with_the_Fam
Sydney, Australia166 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2022 • Solo
The walk to Passage Peak has been upgraded since I last walked it in 2019 and it is considerably easier now (less steep) with an even better viewing platform at the top and still with phenomenal 360 degree views.

From the Scenic Trail Entrance it took 10 mins to Saddle Junction and less than 20 mins to the top from there walking at a consistent pace without stops so if you’re chasing the sunrise it can definitely be done at first light (or by torch light!).
Written 9 October 2022
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