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Public holidays are some of the busiest days of the year in the Whitsundays. Many Australians make their way to the Whitsundays during public holidays, as they get extended weekend from work and school, making it easier to get time away and enjoy a tropical escape. For this reason, there is always an extra influx is people during these peak periods, making the Whitsundays even more lively and tours book up even faster.
Anzac Day is a special and commemorative day for all of Australia and New Zealand. It is a day of reflection and respect for those who have served and continue to serve our country, with ceremonies taking place throughout the day. It is a time of national identity where all of Australia comes together for a single purpose.
For a limited time we are offering free return airport shuttles to the Whitsunday Coast Airport for every overnight tour purchase with Sailing-Whitsundays! This will help you enjoy a worry-free trip to the Whitsundays, with everything taken care of door-to-door! This will allow you to arrive in the Whitsundays where a ride will be waiting for you so you can make your way to your accommodation with ease. From here you will join your overnight tour to explore the Whitsunday Islands, getting to snorkel, swim, scuba dive or visit Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout!
The Great Barrier Reef is one of the Seven Wonders of the natural world - it's larger than the Great Wall of China and it's the only living thing visible from space! While in the Whitsundays there are 3 ways in which you can see the Great Barrier Reef for yourself...
Every year the Whitsundays becomes host to thousands of whales as they migrate up the east coast of Australia. From June to September every year, the waters surrounding the islands become home to visiting migratory species such as the humpback whale and the dwarf minke whale, which flock to the warm tropical waters.
The Whitsunday Islands, more commonly known as 'The Whitsundays' is an island chain off the east coast of Queensland, Australia. It is a popular tourist destination where the islands and reefs bring in people from all over the world to sail, swim, snorkel and relax in the tropical Whitsunday waters.
The Whitsunday Islands as they are today have been many years in the making. Beginning millions of years ago as the product of erupting volcanoes and enduring many millennia of changes, today it consists of 74 tropical islands that include Hamilton Island, Hayman Island and Daydream Island.
The Great Barrier Reef is the largest living organism on the planet, stretching over 2,600 kilometres in length and covering 344,400km2 of the ocean. It consists of 2,900 individual reefs, 900 islands and can be seen from space. It is home to 1,625 species of fish, 600 types of coral, 133 types of sharks and rays and 6 species of sea turtles.
The waters around the Whitsundays are generally very calm and ideal for sailing. The shelter of the islands have created a safe haven for both sailing ships and power boats with calm bays and protected coves.
However, over the many years that ships have been cruising through, there have been a few that have had unfortunate endings. Just like any other island chain around the world, the Whitsundays are home to several shipwrecks, some more famous than others.
The Whitsundays may be known for its islands, beaches and reefs, but first and foremost are known to be the home of the Ngaro, their traditional owners and original inhabitants.
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