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      South Molle Island is 10km off the East coast of Airlie Beach; it is the only place in the Great Barrier Reef you can mountain bike!

      Accessed only by boat, the island boasts white sandy beaches, pockets of rainforest and crystal blue waters. The picturesque inshore island is a wildlife refuge and a scenic retreat for nature lovers.

      The island has 14km of green (grade 2) trails leading to three lookouts offering up 360-degree views across Whitsunday’s famous islands and fringing reefs. The trails are maintained by Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service (QPWS) and the two small camping areas are perfect launch points to explore from.

      These trails are dual-use, mountain bikers and hikers are expected at any time; no permits or fees apply to enjoy the trails.
      Primary Trail Type: Cross-Country
      Access Info:
      To access South Molle Island you need to organise a water taxi (we recommend Scamper). The trip is only 10 minutes and will drop you directly at Sandy Bay, one of the designated camp sites, but is tide dependant. Generally you must stay overnight.

      Parking at Shute Harbour: $15 per 24 hours
      Scamper return transfer including 5 litres of water per person per day $65
      National Parks Camping Permit $5.75 per person or $23 per family available on QWPS website
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