Christmas and New Year's in the Whitsundays are one of the funnest and busiest times of the year. Full of fun activities, parties, celebrations and more, it is a sought after holiday destination for people all over Australia and the world. For this reason, it's important to book ahead and make a plan before coming to the Whitsundays.
The Airlie Beach Lagoon is a staple in the tourist town, located on the Whitsunday Coast. After a recent closure due to damages sustained during a cyclone in March 2017, the much-loved lagoon is now open again, and better than ever.
The Whitsunday Tourism awards pay tribute to the top tourism operators and service providers in the Whitsunday Region. Aiming to encourage excellence, the annual awards reward the top performers and covers 31 categories, ranging from accommodation, tours, events, attractions and more. The awards are the region's premier tourism event and provide an opportunity to recognise and acknowledge the Whitsundays' top tourism operators.
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 on 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.
Airlie Beach is a backpacker haven. As one of the most visited places in Australia, the Whitsundays make for an amazing place to meet other backpackers, form new friendships and even find new travel mates to travel with.
Ride to Paradise Resort Stay gives guests the chance to stay for two nights at the exclusive Paradise Cove Resort while spending their days exploring on board Wildcat, a fast catamaran that will take you to all the best places in the Whitsundays!
Winter in the Whitsundays falls from June to August and maintains a relatively warm temperature throughout. Usually hovering in the mid-20s, winter in the Whitsundays tends to be nice and agreeable for visitors coming to the area. Evenings may need a light sweater, but it rarely gets any colder than that. Day time still allows for swimming, snorkelling and sunbathing as the sun remains strong in the Whitsundays all year. Sunscreen, hats and sunglasses are still necessary in the weather months to protect yourself from strong UV rays.
The Whitsundays are one of the most beautiful places in Australia. With bucket-list items like Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout, the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park at your fingertips, the Whitsundays are the ultimate getaway into the tropics. It appeals to all of the senses, with its fantastic sights, smells and experiences and is inclusive to all walks of life. If you’re visiting the Whitsundays but are deaf or hearing impaired, there are many tours available to you so you can come enjoy this amazing part of Australia.
The Whitsundays are one of the most beautiful places on earth. Not only visually, but to all the senses. The warm ocean breeze, combined with the lull of the ocean and softness of the sands at Whitehaven means that even those who are visually impaired can enjoy the amazing uniqueness of the Whitsundays. As one of the most visited places in Australia, the Whitsundays has something to offer to everyone.