Christmas and New Year's in the Whitsundays

Christmas In The Whitsundays

Christmas and New Year's in the Whitsundays is one of the most fun and busiest times of the year. Full of fun activities, parties, celebrations and more, it is a sought after holiday destination for people all over Australia and the world. For this reason, it's important to book ahead and make a plan before coming to the Whitsundays.

Overnight boat tours tend to book up first, making it challenging for those who hope to book last minute. Day tours tend to have more availability last-minute as the holidays get closer, giving visitors a better chance of enjoying a day out in the Whitsundays.

You can always ask to see what is available, but below are some boats that tend to be available last minute that will still ensure you have an amazing time in the Whitsundays.

Whitsunday Bullet

Whitsunday Bullet is one of the newest boats in the Whitsundays and is the only day catamaran to offer a stop at Whitehaven Beach, snorkelling and stand up paddleboarding. It's a great option that gives guests the chance to see all the best of the Whitsundays. It's ideal for families or those who are looking for a stable ride on the water.

Southern Cross

Southern Cross offers guests the chance to experience authentic sailing on a day trip in the Whitsundays. This ex-racing boat allows for a real sailing experience, combined with a stop at Whitehaven Beach and snorkelling at one of the many amazing reefs in the Whitsundays.

Derwent Hunter

Derwent Hunter is another sailing trip in the Whitsundays that gives guests the chance to experience the best of the Whitsundays. This family-friendly trip offers guests the chance to not only experience authentic sailing but also to snorkel, enjoy the views and try their hand at helping sail a real tallship.


Illusions is a dive-focused vessel that is ideal for those who want to scuba dive during their day trip in the Whitsundays. Not only ideal for scuba divers, Illusions is a new catamaran that is also great for snorkelers, allowing all types of ocean lovers to experience the underwater world of the Whitsundays.

Big Fury

Big Fury is another fast day trip throughout the Whitsundays Islands onboard a rafting style boat. This tour offers guests the chance to visit Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout and one of the many stunning reefs surrounding the Whitsunday Islands.

The Whitsundays is a top destination with many people booking their trips months in advance. For this reason, many top tours will be booked out many weeks and even months ahead of their departure date. However, this doesn't mean that those booking last minute are not still able to have an amazing time in the Whitsundays. With day tours, scenic flights, and plenty to do in Airlie Beach itself, visitors to the Whitsundays will definitely have the ultimate Christmas and New Years celebration.

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