Providing easy access to the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsundays region is pure bliss. At its core is the Whitsunday Islands, which consists of 74 stunning islands that suit a feast of activity.
Various attention-grabbers are among them: Daydream, Hamilton, and Hayman Island are all household names that epitomise the resort lifestyle.
The largest of the 74 islands is Whitsunday Island, home to Whitehaven Beach. This white-sand wonder extends more than 7km and constantly picks up awards for its aesthetic awesomeness. A lookout at Tongue Point provides the best views of Whitehaven Beach.
With the Great Barrier Reef on its doorstep – cue ample opportunities for diving and snorkelling – the Whitsundays’ appeal is immense. A host of tour operators will lead you to the action. Or take to the air for an unforgettable scenic flight over the aptly named Heart Reef.
Airlie Beach is the Whitsunday Coast’s largest town and this lively spot provides a wide range of amenities, a buzzing nightlife, and two glistening beaches.
Bowen sits at the top of the Whitsundays and is one of Queensland’s oldest towns. It boasts eight alluring beaches.
Whether swimming, diving, snorkelling, sailing, fishing, whale watching (June to September), or simply relaxing by the beach, the Whitsundays is packed with water-based fun.
On dry land, walk through superb national parks, photograph gushing waterfalls, and retrace history at Proserpine Museum.