There are many well-known and well-loved beaches in the Whitsundays where people love to hang out, enjoy the sun and take in the stunning weather!
Beaches are found on both the mainland and on the islands, giving you plenty of different options if you’re looking for a day of relaxing in the sand. To reach island beaches, you will need to join a chartered boat tour or rent a boat of your own to reach them, as none of the islands are accessible by car. However - there are plenty surrounding Airlie Beach which can be easily reached and enjoyed when staying on the mainland. We’ve listed a few of our favourite to make your upcoming beach day a walk in the park!
The Whitsunday Islands, with their picturesque landscape, crystal blue water and a stunning diversity of wildlife, has long been regarded as an international tourist destination. However, many visitors to the Whitsunday remain oblivious to the surrounding regional area, and some of the fantastic destinations and activities on offer.
If you're travelling with a girlfriend, your sister, some good friends or even as a hen's party... this article is about to make it a bit easier for you to select the right boat for a few serene (or wild) days on the water!
Now that you’ve ticked all the bucket list items in the Whitsundays, there are even MORE reasons to explore! The Whitsundays is full of natural beauty, 74 islands, and plenty on and offshore to do an see - Here are 7 of our favourite unique ways to explore the most incredible part of Australia (in our opinion!).
The Whitsundays is world-renowned for its natural scenery, 74 tropical islands, and is now home to an incredible underwater and intertidal art series, all of which can be found nestled in the Great Barrier Reef National Marine Park.
The annual Great Barrier Reef Festival is heading into its 20th year in the Whitsundays, and preparations are already commencing for this homegrown family favourite in one of the most beautiful parts of Australia. If you’re planning a trip to the region, this is one of the best events of the year to plan one around!
The Whitsundays are known for sailing, snorkelling, beaches, and fun in the sun, but being located in the tropics, they do get a rainy season. While the region boasts a solid 300 days of perfect sunny weather a year, you may find yourself drinking pina coladas and getting caught in the rain. But don’t fret, there is still plenty to do in this beautiful part of Australia no matter what the forecast!
April showers bring May flowers but there’s always something to do in Airlie Beach in the wet season! Located in the subtropics, Airlie Beach in Queensland Australia usually gets a bit wet in the summertime, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy everything this beautiful area has to offer, rain or shine!
The lively hub of Airlie Beach offers endless entertainment and when it comes to sport there is no shortage of places to watch the live-action. Whether you’ve had a hard day on the beach, or you timed your Whitsunday cruise perfectly to be back in time for the game, you’ll be right at home at one of these locals with the big screen.
North Queensland’s oldest town, Bowen is well known for two main reasons - it is the home of Bowen Mangoes (a popular variety of the mango fruit) and it was the main filming location for the famous movie Australia in 2008. There is more to this small town than meets the eye and there are plenty of ways to spend a day or two exploring Bowen!