Hill Inlet | The Whitsundays QLD - The Whitsundays QLD
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The beauty of Hill Inlet, in The Whitsundays, must be seen to be believed!

As the tide shifts, the silica white sand of Whitehaven Beach combined with the blue-green hues of the inlet blend seamlessly to create a swirling fusion of turquoise colours.

Hill Inlet is best viewed from up high, whether it be from the lookout at Tongue Point or on a scenic flight.

See some of our experienced Whitsundays tour operators below.


Hill Inlet in the Whitsundays is a stunning spot located at the northern end of world-renowned Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays.


From lookouts on the crest of Tongue Bay, admire breathtaking vistas over the inlet and marvel at the ever-changing shapes of blue water and white silica sand created by the moving tides. With three lookout platforms, you will always have the best vantage point to capture that perfect photo.

Continue on the circuit track, heading downhill to the track junction, which leads either back to Tongue Bay or over to Lookout Beach.


The Hill Inlet lookout is best accessed by Tongue Point on Whitsunday Island. Most people moor their boats in Tongue Bay, take a dingy ashore, and make the short uphill walk to the lookout for breathtaking views. If possible, try to reach the lookout when the tide is low and fully experience the beautiful fusion of colours that emerge.

Many companies offer day trips to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet by ferry, power boat or luxury yacht, and most overnight sailing trips also stop here. Please note, a visit to Hill Inlet and the Tongue Point lookout on a Whitehaven Beach tour is not included by all operators, so be sure to check before you book.

There also several scenic flight companies that include this infamous inlet as part of their tour.

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