Family - The Whitsundays QLD
The Whitsundays, Queensland.
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Waterparks & Pools

There are plenty of family-friendly activities on offer in the Whitsundays, starting with the famous Airlie Lagoon, in the centre of Airlie Beach, and the fabulous waterpark along Bowen’s main beachfront.

There are also heated swimming pools at Proserpine and Bowen. BIG4 Adventure Whitsundays and Discovery Parks - Airlie Beach both have extensive waterparks.

Water Sports, Beaches, Fishing

If the ocean is more your thing, there are plenty of family-friendly water sports available including kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding, and, of course, snorkelling on the many fringing reefs.

There are literally dozens of beaches across the Whitsunday region and most of the main beaches also have free BBQ facilities.

Angling is a family favourite and fish abound in the Whitsundays – choose from the open sea or head inland for some fishing on Lake Proserpine in search of the prized barramundi.

Nature Tours

Family-friendly activities include segway tours – either through the rainforest or along the boardwalk from Airlie to Cannonvale Beach – and the fascinating crocodile safari on Proserpine River, complete with educational tour of the adjoining wetlands.

Or how about some strawberry picking at Mount Danger, just outside Bowen, when in season!

If you’re a family that loves getting amongst nature, there are countless trails and tracks across the Whitsundays, many leading to secluded beaches, so pack a picnic and don’t forget to take water, sunscreen and a hat.

In winter, you might spot a passing whale on her way to give birth to her calf in the warm Whitsunday waters. Or take a turtle tour and see these amazing creatures up close.

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