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Your Whitsundays Experience Starts Here...

Your Whitsundays experience starts here...

Sink your toes into the white silica sands of famous Whitehaven Beach, recently voted the 'Best Beach in the South Pacific' and 'Best beach in Australia' in the 2016 TripAdvisor Traveller's Choice Awards.

The seven-kilometre stretch of white silica sands and crystal clear waters is pristine and untouched by development, taking out the number one spot for the fourth consecutive year in a row. Spend the day on the beach or explore the breathtaking beauty of Hill Inlet, a stunning cove at the northern end of the beach where the tide shifts the sand and water to create a swirling fusion of turquoise colours.

There are several ways to experience the beauty of Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet. Many companies offer day trips to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet by ferry, power boat or luxury yacht. Most overnight sailing trips also stop here. 

Whether you want to lay on the beach and soak up the stunning scenery, snorkel and swim in the crystal clear water, or venture deeper into the bushland bordering the beach for a walk, Whitehaven Beach is a “must-see” when you are visiting the Whitsundays.

Hill Inlet

At the northern end of Whitehaven Beach is Hill Inlet, a stunning, swirling fusion of colours created by the sand meeting the sea as the tide comes in and out the inlet.

Best seen from the viewing platform where the swirling pattern can be seen in its itinerary, most tours to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet also incorporate a walk along the bush trail that leads to the lookout.
Self-sufficient boaties and campers can even anchor overnight off the beach, or book a national park campsite and camp on the southern end of the iconic Whitehaven Beach itself. More on camping here.

Getting there

There is a wide choice of day trips to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet including by ferry, power boat, sailing yacht or super-fast inflatable!

Most overnight sailing trips also stop in and many self-sufficient boaties are drawn to anchor along its peaceful shores.

For amazing aerial views, you might want to see Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet by either seaplane of helicopter. Whatever you choose, you’re guaranteed to bring home memories that will last a lifetime.

Fast Fact

Whitehaven Beach stretches along the southern side of Whitsunday Island, the largest island in the Whitsunday Group. Chalkies Beach, opposite Whitehaven Beach, has some great fringing coral for snorkelling.

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