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?
With over 74 islands, white sandy beaches and fringing reef teeming with marine life, there is no shortage of things to explore in the Whitsundays and when it comes to 2 day sailing tours the options are endless. All 2 day sailing tours around the Whitsunday Islands visit iconic Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet however you will find that snorkelling locations vary and are usually determined on the day as they are weather dependent. These trips are fully catered with 3 meals a day plus snacks and many vessels are suitable for families.
The Whitsundays are one of nature's biggest playgrounds with 74 islands, dozens of beaches and kilometres of reefs teeming with marine life. Unparalleled in its appeal to snorkelers, scuba divers and boaties, it is an aquatic paradise.
The Whitsundays are 74 beautiful tropical islands on the coast of Queensland, Australia. The largest group of islands in Australia, the Whitsundays are largely undeveloped with only 8 inhabited islands and 32 forming the Whitsunday Islands National Park.
One of the most popular resort islands in the Whitsundays, Hamilton Island has become a world-class destination on the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsundays over the decades. Complete with all the infrastructure and comforts of the mainland while still maintaining an island village feel, Hamilton Island is a must-see during your time in the Whitsundays. If you are short on time or want to taste test the different islands before booking to stay overnight, you can still indulge in this island escape for the day on one of several tours!
Nestled in the Molle Group in the Whitsundays, Daydream Island is a tropical oasis like no other. This little slice of paradise has changed hands and undergone many refurbishments over the years, and it has never looked better following the most recent one. We decided to see for ourselves first hand, and what better way to experience the charm of Daydream Island than to take a trip over for the day?
Our official guide to the Whitsundays and Airlie Beach will provide you with some local insight into the best spots in town, in the ocean and in the clouds! With something for everyone, we’ll help you tailor your time here for a seamless, unforgettable getaway with this handy guide to the Whitsundays!
Situated in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, Hayman Island is in a league of its own.For the ultimate luxurious getaway, this is where you want to be! A tropical paradise ofwhite sandy beaches, large palm trees and gorgeous turquoise waters.
Known as the treasured island, Keswick Island can be found just a stone’s throw from the tropical city of Mackay. Keswick Island is a tropical paradise filled with national parks, rainforests, white sands, and a coral reef bursting with marine life.
Located within the Cumberland Island Group lies St Bees Island. Known as a quiet volcanic isle fringed with reefs, rainforests, and dense grasslands, St Bees is a private island currently inaccessible to the public. Home to a large koala and wallaby population, this lovely little hidden gem is a great example of the wonderful surprises tucked away in the Whitsundays.