See the best of the Whitsundays
The top 5 hit list featuring the best on offer in the Whitsundays and the ultimate landmarks and natural phenomenon’s which make it a world-class destination.
1. Heart Reef
The most romantic landmark in Australia, Heart Reef was discovered some 20 years ago when a pilot noticed the reef perfectly-resembled the shape of a heart. Formed naturally over time, Heart Reef is a tiny reef located within the Great Barrier Reef. The only way to see this incredible landmark is from above on a scenic flight.
2. Whitehaven Beach
The most cherished of all of the Whitsundays beaches (and there are a lot of them) is the iconic Whitehaven Beach which is renowned around the world for its pure white silica sand. Located on Whitsunday Island, Whitehaven Beach remains protected and continues to be a bucket-list destination for its millions of visitors every year. Almost every day and overnight tour visits Whitehaven Beach.
3. Great Barrier Reef
The world’s largest natural landmark, the Great Barrier Reef, is located off Queensland’s east coast with Airlie Beach being the gateway to this phenomenon. The best way to truly see and experience the barrier reef is by delving into the underwater world, snorkelling or scuba diving. Just 2 overnight sailing trips visit Hardy Reef and over scuba diving and snorkelling, or visit the Reefworld pontoon located on Hardy Reef.
4. Hamilton Island
The most renowned island resort in the Whitsundays, Hamilton Island has hosted celebrities of the likes of Oprah and Taylor Swift. The island offers a great array of accommodation options including its 5-star Qualia, and a huge variety of activities including its world-class golf course, shooting range, wildlife park, bowling alley and exciting watersports choices. Visitors can choose a day trip or stay on Hamilton Island while in the region.
5. Hill Inlet Lookout
This asset is located on Whitsunday Island, and offers a breathtaking view of Whitehaven Beach. This panoramic lookout peers over the tropical islands, reefs and aqua water of the Coral Sea, and at low tide, visitors can see Whitehaven’s white sand appear through the shallows. Hill Inlet Lookout is just a short bushwalk from the beach, and along the way, visitors often spot local wildlife and native flora.