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If you’re still deciding where to spend your next Australian holiday, you can’t go past the spectacular Whitsunday Islands. Ok, so we may be a little biased but what’s not to love about this incredible tropical paradise that’s right in your own backyard.
Whitehaven Beach is arguably the biggest drawcard to the Whitsundays, and we've got everything you need to know before you go! We'll help you decide which end to visit, and how to make the most of your time on this world-famous icon.
The Whitsundays are known for being a top sailing destination with boat tours that show you the best parts of the Whitsunday Islands. See the world famous Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout and Great Barrier Reef. Here are the 10 best boat tours in the Whitsunday Islands, to help you decide which boat is best for you.
The Whitsunday Islands, or 'Whitsundays' for short, are known for many great things that draw thousands of people here each year. But what are the Whitsundays? And why are they so great?
The Whitsundays are a group of 74 islands that can be found off the eastern coast of Australia and are one of the top tourist destinations in the country. The main access point to the Whitsunday Islands is Airlie Beach, a small coastal town found in Queensland that is a popular holiday destination for international travellers and Australians alike. But what makes them so special and why do people keep coming back?
Australia is a backpacker's dream. With so many amazing places at your fingertips, it is the perfect place to throw on your pack and explore, and we've got the hottest recommendations for boats around the Whitsundays!
The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living ecosystem in the world. It has been around for many millennia and is continually growing and changing. It is a network that spans across 2,600km and is made up of corals, seagrass, islands, and cays that make up the entirety of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. It is said that the reef dates back as much as twenty million years ago, with an ever-changing landscape and coastline. It has moved and morphed over the years and was first encountered by humans 40,000 years ago when Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples settled in the area. The current reef is about 6,000 to 8,000 years old and was formed after the last ice age began to recede and water levels and temperatures rapidly changed.
Made popular by the film Finding Nemo the clownish is a native species to the Great Barrier Reef and can be found in the Whitsundays.
As one of the most romantic places in Australia, the Whitsundays are the perfect place for couples to escape. Featuring the renowned Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach and many beautiful reefs, the Whitsundays are a popular holiday destination for couples and honeymooners from around the world. Sailing-Whitsundays has put together the following list of the top overnight sailing trips to spoil yourself and loved one in this incredible destination.
Travellers often make the common mistake of not realising the distance between the Whitsundays and major cities around Queensland and the time it takes to get there. Here is a full guide to choosing the best option for reaching the Whitsundays!
The Whitsundays is the perfect place to discover some amazing wildlife, check out our list of local fauna you can expect to see when you visit!
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