Your Whitsundays Bucket List
The Whitsunday Islands are a traveller’s paradise. With so much to see and do, it’s a perfect escape for someone who wants to relax, explore and do it all. If you’re planning a visit to the beautiful islands, here’s a list of things you should do to make sure you make the most of your Whitsundays escape.
The Whitsundays are a sailor's paradise. The Whitsundays are made up of 74 Whitsunday Islands, all of which are surrounded by calm, blue waters and colourful, diverse coral reefs. With many sailing trips on offer, there is an ideal trip for every type of traveller. With trips designed for backpackers, families, and honeymooners, as well as day trips, overnight trips and private charters, you can do it all. There is no better way to explore the islands than with sails up and waves below, with nothing but the distraction of nature around you. Ask us which trip is best for you.
With 74 islands to choose from, island hopping is a must-do in the Whitsundays. With 6 islands that have resorts, as well as several others frequented by sailing trips, seeing as many of the islands as you can is a must! Visit resort islands such as Long Island, Hamilton Island or Hayman Island, also taking time to visit Whitsunday Island, which is home to the infamous Whitehaven Beach. Ask us which tours are best for seeing the island of your dreams.
Skydiving is a unique and extreme way to see the Whitsundays. Airlie Beach offers one of the most beautiful places in all of Australia from which you can skydive, with views of the surrounding islands including during your flight up. You can choose from 3 different jumps, including 6,000, 8,000 and 14,000 feet for the ultimate rush and adrenaline pumping experience! This is the ultimate must-do.
The Whitsundays live in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef and provide some of the best snorkelling in the world. Because of the shelter of the islands themselves, the Whitsundays offer perfectly secluded and calm waters that are ideal for snorkelling. The protected coves and bays are home to the fringing reefs of the Great Barrier Reef where you will find amazing and diverse marine life.
Many overnight and day sailing trips offer guests the chance to scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, where you can see the coral reefs up close and in a whole new way. Both beginner and experienced divers are welcome on any diving tour, with full tuition provided to newcomers. The Whitsundays offer a great place to learn to scuba dive, where divers can enjoy entering the water from the beaches surrounding the island.
Be sure to see the Whitsundays from above during your time in this tropical paradise. With several tours on offer, including airplane, seaplane and helicopter, you can see the Whitsundays exactly the way you want during your scenic flight. You can cruise over the Outer Great Barrier Reef and see the famous Heart Reef, and also stay in the Whitsunday Islands, checking out the infamous view of Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach. With short and long tours on offer, as well as some that stop off at some of the islands, you can make the most of your scenic flight of the Whitsundays. Ask us which tour is best for you.