Whitsunday Island - The Peak
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Whitsunday Island - The Peak

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The Peak is the highest point on Whitsunday Island. This walk is part of the Ngaro Sea Trail that stretches across the Whitsunday Islands. The views from up here are spectacular and the walk itself is great. Built and looked after by QLD Parks and Wildlife. Grab a boat, head over to Dugong, camp out for the night and go for a hike. You will not be disappointed. Can easily be done on a day trip but camping there is amazing!

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