With a spectacular white coastline draped in lush green forest and 74 tropical islands sparkling in the crystal clear waters of the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsundays is one of the most beautiful holiday destinations in Queensland. Mention the Whitsunday Islands to someone who's been there and they'll most likely go weak at the knees - coral reefs, tropical beaches, endless sunshine and crystal clear waters. Cruise through the islands and drop anchor for a quick snorkel and wake up to a sunrise over world famous Whitehaven Beach. Or enjoy the spoils of a mainland resort with Coral Sea views at Airlie Beach, yet another 74 island wonder. The largest of the Whitsunday Island resorts, Hamilton Island offers an experience like no other.
Places to Visit
- Cruise the Whitsundays on a hire boat or let someone else do the steering.
- One of Queensland's most popular locations for scuba diving, the Whitsundays has stacks of fascinating dive sites, beautiful coral reefs and crystal clear water.
- Eating out in the Whitsundays is a great experience with some of the freshest seafood on offer and with views of the most amazing scenery. Even a simple dinner out may be one you'll never forget.
- There's nothing like a little indulgence on holidays: a massage, a foot spa, a manicure and pedicure.