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South Molle Island, Qld
The island has 420 hectares of National Park. A large and interesting island with good bushwalking and pleasant, secluded beaches. The National Park areas of the island have graded walking trails from easy access to the more remote areas of the island. The island is hilly and has a lot of small bays and inlets.
Goat island is joined to South Molle at low tide. The island has a number of prominent hills including Spion Kop (154 metres), The Horn (176 metres), Mount Jeffreys (194 metres) and Lamond Hill (133 metres) all of which offer excellent views over the surrounding waters.
There are a number of excellent walks around the island including walks to Oyster Bay (2.5 km from the resort - a rocky mangrove-lined beach characterised by driftwood left by the prevailing winds and tides), Mt Jeffreys (3.5 km from the resort - this is the highest point on the island and the lookout offers 360° views), Spion Kop (3 km from the resort), Lamond Hill (3 km from the resort), Pine Bay, Sandy Bay (4.7 km from the resort - interesting area where coastal sheoaks line the beach), the Hidden Valley and Balancing Rock (1 km from the resort).
In total there are 16 km of walks in the National Park. All the tracks are well maintained.
Other activities Paraflying, dinghy hire, scuba diving, waterskiing, jet skis and daily trips to the Outer Reef platform.
South Molle Island Resort;PMB 21 Mackay;Queensland 4741;(07) 4946 9433 or 1800 075 080