Things to do on Daydream Island - The Whitsundays QLD
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Top Things to do on Daydream Island

A tropical haven for romantics, families, and groups alike! Whether you are most at home in the water or prefer dry land, Daydream Island Resort & Living Reef offers an array of fun, educational, relaxing and unique experiences for all!

Here’s our pick of the Top 5 Things to do on Daydream Island.

  • Living Reef
  • Beach Fun
  • Underwater Observatory
  • Dining
  • Water Activities

Living Reef

The living reef on Daydream Island is a free form coral lagoon that wraps 200m around the central building and holds over 1.5 million litres of water. Home to over 100 species of fish, 80 species of coral and many invertebrates such as starfish, sea cucumbers and crabs.

Check out the Stingray Splash, Guided Fish Feeding or a living reef guided snorkel and join the islands Marine Biologists as they share their knowledge of the amazing underwater world.

Beach fun

Daydream Islands beaches are stunning! Leave reality behind and finally enjoy that book as you lounge for the day basking in the sun, or grab a snorkel and explore Lover’s Cove and enjoy the myriad of marine life milling in the water.

Why not try your hand at kayaking, parasailing, or stand up paddle-boarding?

Underwater Observatory

A favourite with kids the Underwater Observatory takes you 4m under the surface and showcases a large 7 x 3m window where you can watch the marine life going about their day. 

Start your day with Yoga & Meditation! It won’t take long to get your Zen and awaken the body and mind. Special event? Ask the Daydream team for info on how you could enjoy a romantic dinner for two in the Underwater Observatory.


Home to three restaurants offering a range of international and Australian cuisine, get ready to tantalise your taste buds! Check out Graze  - a modern buffet restaurant complete with live cooking station! Indulge in premium Asian inspired dining at Infinity and enjoy expansive views of the Whitsunday Islands (HOT TIP: book in for the private Teppenyaki Suite for something really special!) Or check out Inkstone Kitchen & Bar, a Modern Australian restaurant offering the best in steak and seafood dining!

Water Activities

Discover breathtaking experiences across the Whitsunday Islands. Visit the Great Barrier Reef and immerse yourself in the beauty of this natural wonder of the world. Check out one of the most Instagrammable locations in the world – Whitehaven Beach and the Hill Inlet by catamaran or sailing boat or go island hopping. Go island-hopping by ferry or pop on over to Airlie Beach and explore the mainland!


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