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Natural Attractions & National Parks
At the heart of the Great Barrier Reef lies the Whitsundays, 74 island wonders in the tropical waters of the Coral Sea. The Whitsundays is world-famous for its clear aqua waters and iconic landscapes including Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, and the perfectly shaped natural formation of Heart Reef.
Swim, snorkel and scuba dive with thousands of brightly coloured fish and the diverse corals of the Great Barrier Reef and fringing reefs around islands such as Blue Pearl Bay and Fairey Reef. See the local wildlife it its natural habitat and witness diverse marine life including humpback whales, dolphins, turtles and dugongs.
Explore the Whitsunday Coast and Hinterland and visit Peter Faust Dam in Proserpine, where you can fish for barramundi and spot local birdlife. There are walking trails that wind across Conway National Park on the mainland, where you can explore the natural landscapes with stunning vistas around every corner and beautiful seasonal waterfalls like Cedar Creek Falls.
National Parks in the Whitsundays
The Whitsundays region is home to a number of spectacular National Parks and Reserves, in particular Whitsunday Islands National Park, Gloucester Islands National Park, Molle Islands National Park, Lindeman Island National Park and Conway National Park on the mainland.
And neighbouring Cape Hillsborough National Park and Eungella National Park to the south are within an easy two hour drive from Airlie Beach. With so many dramatic and beautiful landscapes in the Whitsundays, there is no reason to holiday anywhere else!