There's now a need to book ahead
Booking ahead is necessary to get the boat of your choice:
- Boat operators are mostly booked out over Easter period
- Nearly all Operators are at capacity for coming April school holidays
- There is huge growth in international visitors coming to the Whitsundays
- Aussies holidaying at home have gone up 30%
- Lower Australian Dollar
- More inbound flights to Whitsunday Coast and Hamilton Island
With the iconic Whitehaven beach, Heart Reef and Great Barrier Reef at the doorstep of Airlie Beach, the Whitsundays is a clear winner when it comes to choosing a holiday destination within Australia. Despite a drop in traveller numbers during the 2007-2008 Global Financial Crisis, the tourism town has survived.
With its quality trips, iconic destinations and faith in local tourism, the Whitsunday region persevered through this tough period and visitors have since regained their confidence to travel abroad. Prior to the GFC, every overnight boat trip remained at capacity, with visitor numbers up around 2500 per week, and recently, Sailing Whitsundays has again witnessed these strong numbers in day and overnight boat trips.
The region is now at full capacity, with the Easter and school holiday period completely booked out. With strong word-of-mouth and online presence, the Whitsundays is continuing to build its popularity among travellers and holiday makers who are now booking ahead months in advance. Dont wait until the last minute to book.
Now is the time talk to our travel experts about our quality trips for your next vacation in the Whitsundays.