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74 island wonders to explore

In the Heart of the Great Barrier Reef, you’ll find the island wonders of the Whitsunday Islands.

The majority of these majestic islands are uninhabited national park islands, with several islands offering a variety of resort accommodation or back-to-basics camping, all with the Great Barrier Reef and fringing coral reefs at their doorstep. The largest island in the group, Whitsunday Island, is home to world-renowned Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet.

Where to stay in the Whitsunday Islands

The Whitsundays has the very best in tropical island resorts; here, you’ll find Hamilton Island, InterContinental Hayman Island, Daydream Island Resort, Elysian Retreat, and Palm Bay Resort on Long Island and Camp Island Lodge.

The Whitsundays is not just tropical island resorts, with 74 island wonders comes a myriad of national parks perfect for your back-to-basics camping paradise. The number of people permissible at each location is capped to ensure that the experience is enjoyable for everyone. It’s important to make bookings in advance to ensure you have a spot during your visit. Whitsunday Island Camping Connections provide a range of services with everything you’ll need from information on permits, camping gear, and island transport.

Getting around the Whitsunday Islands

Getting around in the Great Barrier Reef is easy. Many local tour operators are available to take you on a guided tour of the famous spots and local’s secrets of the Whitsunday Islands.

A true paradise, the clear protected waters of this region lends itself to some of the best sailing in the southern hemisphere, so why not put on your explorer’s hat and charter a yacht or go bareboating (skipper yourself) and be the captain of your own crew!

Let the spectacular landscape and endless horizon dotted with islands wash over you as you experience the ultimate in adventure and relaxation. Explore the islands, Coral Sea, and more from the air. Take a scenic helicopter or seaplane ride over this stunning collection of islands.

Whether it be family-friendly, eco-friendly, all-inclusive, back-to-basics, activity-based, food and wine, or pure luxury - there is a Whitsundays experience to suit everyone.

How to Get to The Whitsundays

The Whitsundays, home to The Whitsunday Islands is easily accessible by air, rail, or road. Serviced by two airports, The Whitsunday Coast Airport and Hamilton Island airport both have direct flights from Brisbane, Melbourne, and Sydney.

Driving along the Pacific Coast Way (A1 National Highway) 11 hours north of Brisbane or seven hours south of Cairns is where you’ll find the picturesque Whitsunday region.

Maybe a laid-back coastal rail adventure is more your speed, Queensland Rail is always steaming up and down the coast, all-aboard!

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