Coral Beach Track to The Beak Lookout

1 h 15 min to 1 h 45 min

3.5 km
return

↑ 161 m
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Moderate track
Starting from the car park off Whitsunday Drive, Shute Harbour, this return walk takes you to the Coral Beach via the same-titled walking track, then proceeds to visit The Beak Lookout after a walk along the beach. Enjoy this pleasant stroll through the hoop pines as you make your way towards the secluded Coral Beach. Here, you’ll be able to cool off in the crystal clear waters of the pacific. Bring diving goggles to view the gorgeous corals underwater and collect some seashells. The Beak Lookout provides you great views of the Whitsunday Islands and beyond. You’ll be under the canopy throughout the track, excluding the beach part. Keep an eye out for snakes. Let us begin by acknowledging the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we travel today, and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.
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Safer Bushwalks
Tips on staying safe on track
Before you start any bushwalk ensure you;
• Tell someone you trust where you are going and what to do if you are overdue
• Have adequate equipment, supplies, skills & knowledge for the whole journey
• Consider the impact of weather forecasts, park/track closures & fire dangers
• Can respond to emergencies & call for help at any point
• Are healthy and fit enough for this journey
If not, change plans and stay safe. It is okay to delay and ask people for help.
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Getting There
Transport options and directions
Start (-20.2858973,148.7887561)
Mode Car
DirectionsFrom Bruce Highway, A1
  • Turn on to Proserpine Shute Harbour Road then drive for 1.5 km
  • Turn right onto Proserpine Shute Harbour Road and drive for another 18.1 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Proserpine Shute Harbour Road and drive for another 740 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Proserpine Shute Harbour Road and drive for another 320 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Proserpine Shute Harbour Road and drive for another 2.6 km
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Airlie Main Street and drive for another 420 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Airlie Esplanade and drive for another 235 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Coconut Grove and drive for another 170 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 1 onto Shute Harbour Road and drive for another 630 m
  • At roundabout, take exit 2 onto Shute Harbour Road and drive for another 9.1 km
  • Keep left onto Whitsunday Drive and drive for another 1.1 km
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Track Notes
Turn by turn instructions & maps
Getting started
From the end of the gravel car park off Whitsunday Drive(metres away from the intersection with Harbour and Passage Avenues), head towards the woodland along the singular walking track that is marked by a signpost, moving directly away from the road. Stay on the designated track as it leads you towards Coral Beach to continue along Coral Beach Track to The Beak Lookout Track.....
Turn map Directions & comments
Start.
After 55 m pass the sign (on your right).
After another 1.1 km find the "Coral Beach" (5 m on your left).
Coral Beach
Coral Beach

A rocky beach with panoramic views of the ocean.
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A rocky beach with panoramic views of the ocean.

After another 610 m come to "The Beak Lookout".
Turn around here and retrace the main route for 1.8 km to get back to the start.
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Terrain
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Coral Beach Track to The Beak Lookout


Grading
Class 3/6
Moderate track
Length 3.5 km
Time 1 h 15 min to 1 h 45 min
Quality of track Clear and well formed track or trail (2/6)
Gradient Short steep hills (3/6)
Signage Directional signs along the way (3/6)
Infrastructure Generally useful facilities (such as fenced cliffs and seats) (2/6)
Experience Required No experience required (1/6)
Weather Weather generally has little impact on safety (1/6)
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