15 miles
Distance
2,696 ft
Climb
-2,805 ft
Descent
03:03:23
Avg time

Conway Circuit Details

  • Riding Area
    Airlie Beach
    Airlie Beach
  • Difficulty Rating
  • Trail Type
    Singletrack
  • Bike Type
    XC
  • Trail Usage
    Multi-use
  • Direction
    Both Directions
  • Climb Difficulty
    Black Diamond
  • Physical Rating
    Hard
  • Season
    Best in April-November
  • Dogs Allowed
    Yes
  • TTFs on Trail
    Bridge
  • Global Ranking
    #70902 in Mountain Biking
  • Local Popularity
    5 in Mountain Biking [+]
    • 5 in Trail Running
    • 5 in Hiking
  • Year Opened
    2012
  • Land Manager

Conway National Park is home to the Conway Circuit (previously called Whitsunday Great Walk); a 28km point-to-point multi-purpose trail open to mountain bikers and hikers.

This trail is Difficult Black Grade and takes 4-5 hours but can be enjoyed by riding in and out of either end.

This trail is quickly garnering a reputation for being one of Queensland’s most difficult trails to ride due to it's incredibly steep climbs. We are honoured to have this trail in our network and love to encourage riders and visitors to enjoy it – but please ensure you are prepared for what lays ahead.

You will need to take a snack or two with you, 3L of water, spare tubes and tools to do a change. You will also need 4-5 hours to complete the ride. There is limited mobile access on the trail so ensure you tell someone responsible when you expect to be back.

During the dry season (April – November) we recommend riding the trail starting in Airlie Beach and riding towards Brandy Creek. The trail head is at the top of Kara Crescent.

During the wet season (December – March) we recommend riding the trail starting at Brandy Creek and riding into Airlie Beach. We recommend this because there are two water crossings that are prone to FLASH FLOODING in the wet season – only cross these if the water levels are safe and stick to the designated crossing areas with mesh as the rocks/wood can get very slippery. The trail head is located half way between Airlie Beach and Proserpine, turn onto Brandy Creek Road and then continue up the gravel road onto Forestry Road all the way to the top where you will find a large car park.

Remember:

Take lots of water – there are water tanks on the trail but it should be treated before drinking. Insect repellent is recommended.

Always let someone know where you are and when you expect to be back, be aware of other trail users heading in both directions; a safe ride is a fun one!

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Access Info

During the dry season (April – November) we recommend riding the trail starting in Airlie Beach and riding towards Brandy Creek. The trail head is at the top of Kara Crescent.

During the wet season (December – March) we recommend riding the trail starting at Brandy Creek and riding into Airlie Beach. We recommend this because there are two water crossings that are prone to FLASH FLOODING in the wet season – only cross these if the water levels are safe and stick to the designated crossing areas with mesh as the rocks/wood can get very slippery. The trail head is located half way between Airlie Beach and Proserpine, turn onto Brandy Creek Road and then continue up the gravel road onto Forestry Road all the way to the top where you will find a large car park.

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More Stats for Conway Circuit bike trail
  • Altitude change
    -110 ft
  • Altitude min
    193 ft
  • Altitude max
    1,454 ft
  • Altitude start
    869 ft
  • Altitude end
    760 ft
  • Grade
    -0.139%
  • Grade max
    -35.403%
  • Grade min
    47.443%
  • Distance climb
    6 miles
  • Distance down
    7 miles
  • Distance flat
    1 miles
  • Avg time
    03:03:23
  • Avg reverse time
    02:19:33
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  • Icy
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  • Variable
  • Dry
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  • Gate Gate
  • Camping Camping
  • Trail Sign Trail Sign
  • Table or Bench Table or Bench
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      Conway Circuit Trail Reports

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      Jun 19, 2017 @ 8:16pm
      Jun 19, 2017
      Following cyclone Debbie, most of the trail is closed. You can still enter from Kara Crescent, Airlie Beach and push/cycle up to Honeyeater...
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