Hamilton Island Circuit, Whitsunday Islands, Queensland

A circuit around Hamilton Island, taking in the high point, Passage Peak, where there are views over other islands in the Whitsundays archipelago.

I’m not usually one for tropical holidays but I really enjoyed a few days on Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays, back in 2014. Apart from lazing about in the hotel pool we did a shortish bushwalk around the island taking in a couple of beaches and the high point Passage Peak, where there are views over nearby islands.

There are a few track options which you can view on the Hamilton Island website. The walks are not very long but they could still be tiring in hot weather.

Hamilton Island Circuit: The Scenery

Hamilton Island Circuit
Looking back towards the resort.

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From the high point of the island, Passage Peak (234m).

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One of the beaches we stopped at to have a swim. Didn’t realise at the time that the potentially deadly irukandji jelly fish may have been in these waters.

Hamilton Island Circuit

Hamilton Island Circuit
Mangroves
Hamilton Island Circuit
The lorikeets were so tame you could get photos like this just with a camera phone.

Cape Raoul Track, Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania

One of Tasmania’s classic coastal walks to the tip of the Tasman Peninsula. There are spectacular dolerite cliffs and great coastal views.

We did the Cape Raoul Track on our first trip to Tasmania in 2008, and I remember it being a great walk. The deeply textured cliffs are a highlight, made up largely of dolerite columns. I lacked a wide angled lens or panorama function at the time, which would have been handy to fit these cliffs into frame. But I think the drama of the landscape comes across well enough in my photos to inspire a trip out there. I’ll certainly go again on my next trip out that way. Continue reading “Cape Raoul Track, Tasman Peninsula, Tasmania”

Mt Amos & Wineglass Bay, Freycinet, Tasmania

A short but steep climb through rocky areas to the summit of Mt Amos for the best views of Tasmania’s most famous beach at Wineglass Bay.

Wineglass Bay in Tasmania is one of Australia’s most photographed beaches, and the best views are from the summit of Mt Amos (454m). We did this walk on our first trip to Tasmania in 2008, so I don’t remember it very well. Nevertheless, after reviewing my old photos I realise it’s an excellent walk with large rocky sections, great views, and steep enough to be a bit adventurous.   Continue reading “Mt Amos & Wineglass Bay, Freycinet, Tasmania”