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The Whitsundays

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In the heart of Queensland's Great Barrier Reef, lie the Whitsundays; 74 islands floating like jewels in the tropical warm waters of the Coral Sea. From your very first sunset, you'll lose yourself to its beauty in unique places such as:

The 74 Island Wonders that are mostly uninhabited provide the perfect setting for a day of exploring or simply relaxing on the secluded beaches and coves. Of the resort islands, there is a choice ranging from world-class luxury to budget hideaways. Resort islands in the region include Hayman, Hamilton, Daydream, Lindeman, Long and South Molle.

  • Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island is a must-see. Experience walking along this 4 mile stretch of sweeping, pure white silica sand which is often voted as one of the best beaches in the world.
  • Great Barrier Reef – The Whitsundays is a perfect access point to the Great Barrier Reef. Join a cruise, see the spectacular site from a seaplane or glass bottom boat, or take a diving or snorkelling tour.
  • Heart Reef – Fly over this iconic site, a stunning composition of coral that has naturally formed into the shape of a heart.
  • Airlie Beach, the gateway to the Whitsundays, a cosmopolitan and vibrant beach town filled with palm-fringed beaches, waterfront parks and alfresco dining restaurants. Airlie Beach is the epitome of a beach town; you'll instantly feel the carefree and relaxed environment.

Once the sun sets on Airlie Beach, another ambience embraces the town. You'll find a thriving energy from the bars and nightclubs where backpackers and travellers party together well into the night. This energy is both contagious and irresistible, often encouraging travellers to stay longer than expected.

The Whitsundays offer something for everyone, from a fun-filled, adventure-packed family holiday to a luxurious romantic escape for two. Explore this incredible diversity from the bow of a sailboat, cruise through the islands and disembark at a resort, or drop anchor for a quick snorkel or dive and fall asleep at night to the gentle rocking of the waves under a canopy of stars.

Islands of The Whitsundays

With 74 islands to choose from, the Whitsunday’s is a true island paradise, and it’s right in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. More >

Sailing the Whitsundays

Explore this stunning region by boat - charter your own, be part of a crewed charter or do it in style on a luxurious yacht. More >

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