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Stretching from vibrant cosmopolitan Airlie Beach to the secluded bays of Bowen in the north, and west through the canefields of country town Proserpine to the rolling hills of historical Collinsville, the Whitsunday Coast and Hinterland is both incredibly diverse and stunningly picturesque. Offering a variety of experiences and options for all budgets, the mainland is an ideal base for holiday fun and adventure in the Whitsundays. 

Easily accessible by car, plane and ferry, the Whitsunday Coast and Hinterland is the launching pad for activites as varied as sailing, kayaking, crocodile spotting, food trails, historical trails, scenic flights and snorkelling. With all of this at your fingertips, there will always be something interesting and exciting to discover in the Whitsundays!

Be sure to find time to discover the diversity of the Whitsunday Coast and Hinterland by car. The lush greens of the tropical rainforest of Eungella National Park and Conway National Park begin south of the Whitsundays, meandering north through the cane fields of Proserpine and diversifying west to the reds, browns and greens of Collinsville. The fusion of colours and abundant landscape of the Whitsunday Coast and Hinterland is as beautiful as the azure blue of the Coral Sea along the coastline. Tourism Whitsundays has compiled a Drive Trail Map to help guide you around the Whitsunday Coast and Hinterland.

The region also has several secluded beach townships a short drive from Airlie Beach, such as Hydeaway Bay and Dingo Beach, offering caravan park accommodation, private holiday homes and eco resorts where you will feel as though you’ve uncovered a hidden gem a little way ‘off the beaten track’.