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The Whitsundays, the Heart of the Great Barrier Reef, offers the very best Great Barrier Reef experience you can find, with countless options including diving, snorkelling, sailing and flying over this incredible living natural wonder. The Great Barrier Reef surrounds the 74 Whitsunday islands and mainland, creating an aquatic playground in which visitors can swim, snorkel, dive and sail.  

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Airlie's Eat Street

Explore Airlie's "eat street", the Esplanade. Many restaurants also feature wine bars and beer cafes, as well as live music and entertainment to keep you partying all night.

Bicentennial Boardwalk

The Bicentennial Walkway is an easy walk with so much to see along the way. Stop for a coffee or a meal on your journey and soak up those Whitsunday views!

Visit Bowen

Bowen is the northern jewel in The Whitsundays crown, with award-winning, palm-fringed beaches, some with the best fringing reefs of the Queensland coast lying just a few metres offshore.

Big Mango

Keep an eye out for the Big Mango on the Bruce Highway just before you enter the town of Bowen. Make sure you try the local mango sorbet.

Fresh Seafood

Enjoy the freshest of seafood, available every day right off the boats as they come into the marina.

Chasing Waterfalls

The lush lowland rainforests of Conway National Park are a beautiful mix of tropical rainforest-clad hills, secluded beaches and ridges lined with panoramic views for the curious hiker and nature enthusiast.


Just 20 minutes inland from Airlie Beach, you will find the charming town of Proserpine. The town’s main street is a reminder of how life used to be – particularly the ‘art deco’ period evident in the shop architecture which has been well preserved.

Gone Fishing

Discover Lake Proserpine, the Heart of Barramundi Fishing, renowned as home to more one metre plus barramundi than any other impoundment in Australia!


Collinsville, the Heart of the Whitsunday Outback. Built on mining, the town celebrates this with its Coalface Experience Museum and Pit Pony Experience, a fascinating look at life underground for the many miners who have worked there their whole lives.

Whitehaven Beach

Spend a day experiencing magnificent Whitehaven Beach, A true gift from Mother Nature, Whitehaven Beach is 98% pure silica sand, giving it a dazzling white appearance. Hill Inlet is here too, a mesmerising swirl of sand and azure waters.

Blue Pearl Bay

Blue Pearl Bay guided hikes, and snorkel tours take you on a journey from reef to ridge, rewarding the curious hiker with breathtaking views across the Coral Sea and hidden delights of secret snorkelling coves. A perfect way to explore these Wonders Of The Whitsundays.

Go Bareboating

Wake up in secluded bays, framed by the beaches and trees of an uninhabited island. Skipper yourself around 74 Island Wonders on a bareboating adventure and choose your own course for the duration of your holiday!

Take to the skies

Experience the Whitsundays from an entirely new perspective. Take to the skies and take in all the beauty of 74 island wonders with a scenic flight. There’s no better way to appreciate the magnificence of the Great Barrier Reef Whitehaven Beach, Heart Reef and surrounding islands.

Island Resorts

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 a truly diverse destination, with a holiday for everyone at every budget. Whether you are looking for the ultimate luxurious romantic rendezvous or action-packed family adventure, back to-nature-island camping, or resort island hopping we have got you covered. If bare-foot long walks on the beach and sailing the 74 island wonders is more your style then The Whitsundays is your tropical holiday oasis.  

The Whitsundays is full of bucket-list-ticking landmarks and activities! Sinking your toes into the pure-white sand of Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island has to be one of them! The crystal-clear aqua waters and pristine silica sand of world-famous Whitehaven Beach stretches over seven kilometres along Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsunday group. Not to be missed is the short walk up to the lookout to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of Hill Inlet. It defines nature at its best and provides an amazing sense of relaxation and escape.

Heritage Heart of The Whitsundays is Proserpine, rich with Indigenous and pioneer history through to Collinsville, The Whitsundays Heart of the Outback.  

Bowen is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the Whitsunday region, its most famous beach Horseshoe Bay, is regularly seen on Australia’s best beaches lists, famed for its huge granite boulder outcrops.  

The tropical resort town of Airlie Beach is ready to welcome you, its main street is filled with delicious restaurants, bars and specialty shops. As well as the famous Airlie Beach lagoon where families and couples can sit, relax and BBQ all day. 

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