South Molle Island, QLD
(15km West of Airlie Beach)
Access by boat only
Trails & Tracks*:
Facilities & Services:
Whitsunday Mountain Bike Club
Local Bicycle Shops:
226 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach
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 four 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. You can get camping permits to stay on the island by visiting the QWPS website.
Source: Whitsunday Mountain Bike Club
10 February 2014