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New Jetstar Flights Between The Whitsundays And Adelaide

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Talia Jones
Updated Tue 07 May 2024

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Jetstar has recently announced new flights between the Whitsundays and Adelaide! From September 1st 2024, you will be able to fly direct between the two destinations. The news means that South Australian locals will now be able to visit the pristine Whitsundays in a matter of hours. Previously, flights between the locations would stop via Brisbane, Sydney or Melbourne. 

The Whitsundays is a tropical haven, filled with palm trees, turquoise waters, stunning beaches and blue skies. International and domestic travellers alike flock to the region to tick off their Whitsunday bucket-list items such as the Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach. The announcement now means that the Whitsundays is within reach for even more Aussies!

Flights to the Whitsundays from Adelaide

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Jetstar's announcement takes away the stress of travelling between the Whitsundays and Adelaide. There's nothing better than a direct flight, without the hassle of having to worry about layovers, baggage issues, or flight connection delays. Come September, South Australians and Whitsunday locals can easily fly between the two locations. 

The Jetstar flights will depart from the Adelaide Airport and land at the Whitsunday Coast Airport in Proserpine. There will be three flights a week, departing Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. Fares will start from $149, which is great value when compared to what they were (up to $450 one way). Plus, Jetstar's direct flight time is only 2 hours and 50 minutes, opposed to the 7-12 hours of travel time you would usually have to undergo with the stops included. 

Why visit the Whitsundays?

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There are endless reasons as to why you should visit the Whitsundays! The dreamy holiday destination is situated on Queensland’s tropical northern coast. The region is home to the charming town of Airlie Beach, over 70 islands, and is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. With a wide array of activities to do, iconic sights to see, and places to eat, what more could you want for a memorable holiday?! 

Another reason people love to visit the Whitsundays is the year-round warm weather. During the summer months, the temperature averages around 30°C and drops to a balmy 23°C throughout the winter months. And who doesn't love an endless summer?

Things to do in the Whitsundays

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Once you've hopped off the plane and jumped on the shuttle into Airlie Beach, there are plenty of things to do in the in the region. From sailing through the islands to skydiving over them, you definitely won’t be bored during your visit. If you’re in the Whitsundays, there’s a high chance that you’ll be visiting or staying in Airlie Beach, the hub of the region. Airlie offers an array of resorts, restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops, perfect for any holiday-maker. 

From Airlie Beach, you can book a day or overnight sailing tour to the islands, visit Whitehaven Beach, go for a skydive, visit the local waterfall, spend a night on Hamilton Island, head to the Great Barrier Reef, dip in the beachfront lagoon, book a sunset sail, take an exciting ride on a jetski, or sip cocktails at one of the many waterfront restaurants

So, if you’re looking for a tropical paradise-style vacation or an action-packed thrilling time, the Whitsundays has it all!

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Cheap Flights to the Whitsundays

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Direct flights to the Whitsundays aren't just happening from Adelaide. There are already plenty of existing cheap flights to the Whitsundays from destinations across Australia. You can fly direct from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Newcastle, the Sunshine Coast, and Cairns. 

Bonza operates nonstop flights to the Whitsundays from the Gold Coast, Newcastle and the Sunshine Coast for costs as low as $59 one way. Jetstar and Virgin also offer affordable direct flights from the main cities, Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne. And Skytrans offers direct flights from Cairns. 

So now there's no excuse, book your trip to the beautiful Whitsundays today!

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