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Whitsundays Gets Ready For Christmas 2023

Updated Mon 30 Oct 2023

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Whether you're coming from near or far, Christmas 2023 in the Whitsundays is an incredible opportunity to soak up the beauty of our backyard. Here in the Whitsundays, we’re blessed to enjoy tropical paradise every day of the year - but there’s something even more special about a tropical Christmas!

How does soaking up sun rays on some of the earth’s whitest sand sound to you? What about eating a Christmas feast full of freshly caught delicious seafood? If you like the sound of spending the holidays perusing some of the country’s most impressive coral beds, then Christmas in the Whitsundays is for you! 


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Airlie Beach is the perfect tropical location

Spending Christmas in the Whitsundays is a unique experience, filled to the brim with all of the joys of the silly season. At the end of a tiring year, it’s time to soak up the festivities and unwind! Airlie Beach boasts balmy, hot days and warm nights during summer, making it the perfect place to enjoy a tropical Christmas! Pack your swimmers and thongs, because it’s going to be a scorching hot silly season at the Whitsundays! 


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Get in quickly to book your adventure!

As the Whitsundays get ready for Christmas, there are a few things to keep in mind that will help you make your holiday an unforgettable experience for the whole family! One of the most important things to remember is to book early - especially this year. Because we can’t travel overseas or as far and wide as we usually would for the holidays, it’s likely that accommodation will book quickly! To secure your tropical Christmas break in Whitsundays, make sure you book ahead of time, especially for those with large families and friend groups in tow! 


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Accommodation options

There’s an abundance of accommodation options available in Airlie Beach and the surrounding regions - from hotels to resorts to self-contained apartments, there’s bound to be something perfect for you and your family. Due to its small size and focus on local life, one of the best ways to stay in Airlie Beach is to stay at a locally owned and operated holiday unit. There’s a multitude to choose from, and our favourite is the luxe Searene Apartments, so start scouting now! 


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The best tours go quickly!

Another important thing to remember is that tours are also a hot commodity during the silly season, and all of the best ones are sold out first! The most sought-after overnight trips are bound to sell out quickly, especially catamarans, trips with private cabins and vessels with low passenger numbers. But never fear - regardless of what is sold out, there’s always an adventure to be had on the Whitsundays. Make sure you ask your travel expert about what options are available for you and your family! Regardless of your tour, you’ll get to enjoy a relaxing and fun adventure, soaking up the beauty of the Whitsundays and Whitehaven Beach


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Blackout dates 

Please note some trips may not be departing around Christmas and New Years Day, but your travel expert will help you book something that is available and amazing. To make sure you snag the best tour for your family and friends, make sure you enquire about a trip as soon as possible! Your travel expert will do the very best they can!


Get ready for an unforgettable Christmas in the Whitsundays! 


Book now to secure your adventure through dazzling islands and escape the silliness of silly season! 

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