Walk of Life

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For nearly 200 years, the priceless rain forests along the Whitsunday Coast in Queensland, Australia, were ransacked—their precious trees stripped out, to grace the boardrooms of Brisbane's élites. Now, at long last, a chance to redeem some of that past is at hand, with the Whitsunday Great Walk.

Opened in August, the 30-km trail is one of a series of six planned to celebrate Queensland's natural heritage. The 120-km Fraser Island Great Walk had been inaugurated in June, and the 110-km Wet Tropics Walk in Far North region is scheduled to open next June. The remaining three...

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