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.
The Whitsundays is certainly a blessed part of the world, known as a portal to many natural wonders.
'It's more beautiful in real life. A must see. (In fact) everything about the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef is incredible. ' - Trip Advisor
This review is referring about the Heart Reef.
Regarded as a second to none location for spotting whales, the Whitsunday Islands are known as a hot destination to thousands of migrating humpback whales every year between June and August, and vast numbers of visitors from around the world are visiting Airlie Beach in the hopes to see one of the magical mammals in their natural habitat.
Airlie Beach is the main hub of the Whitsundays. With shops, restaurants, hostels, hotels and supermarkets, it's the go-to place for most travelling to and from the islands on boat tours, private charters and day trips.
While the islands themselves have much to offer, it's a well known fact that Airlie Beach has phenomenal hiking and walking trails that make for a great way to spend time while on the mainland. We have listed some of our favourites below.
Have you been dreaming of a holiday to the Whitsundays, full of beautiful sandy beaches, breathtaking tropical rainforests, and… crowds? We don't think so! We've compiled a list of hidden gems around the Whitsundays, perfect for anyone looking to get off the beaten track and escape the crowds.
The Whitsundays is undoubtedly a popular fishing destination for angers with an endless avariety of tropical islands, reef drop offs along the Great Barrier Reef, esturaries and the famous barra of the Peter Faust (Proserpine) Dam.
The Whitsundays are a vacationers paradise with plenty to see and do during any length of stay in this amazing part of Queensland, Australia. Plenty of fun activities combined with amazing weather, great restaurants and of course, access to the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park make the Whitsundays one of Australia's best kept secrets!
The Whitsundays are an amazing place to enjoy a tropical vacation! People from all over the world flock here to join in on boating trips around the islands with tours ranging from 1-3 days that will take you to some of the best parts of the Whitsundays. There is plenty to do on the mainland and islands to fill time in between trips, with many things that won't cost you a dime! We have listed some of our favourite things to do in the Whitsundays that are free of charge to help you plan your upcoming trip.