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The Whitsundays, Queensland.
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The Whitsundays, Queensland. Queensland, Australia.

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.  

The Whitsundays is a truly diverse destination, with a holiday for everyone at every budget. If you’re looking for the ultimate luxurious romantic rendezvous or action-packed family adventure, back-nature-island camping or resort island hopping, or bare-foot long walks on the beach and sailing the 74 island wonders. 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.

Even more perfect experiences 

Sail, dive, snorkel and soar above this wondrous aquatic playground. Select a holiday for inspiration:

Perfect moments shared

Bowen’s eight beautiful beaches are waiting for you and your family to explore them. With some of the best fringing reefs of the Queensland coast lying just metres offshore, swim and snorkel coral gardens straight from water’s edge.

Perfect family escape

There is no better way to experience the beauty of the Whitsunday Islands than on a boat. Go Bareboating and choose your own route. Go at your own pace; be the first to leave footprints on untouched beaches each morning, enjoy paddleboards, scuba diving, snorkelling and fishing at your leisure.

Perfect seclusion

Feel like you’re at the edge of the world with nothing but you and the endless blue around you. Escape to Hamilton Island and experience world-class luxury, nestled amongst the tropical bushland that overlooks the Whitsunday Islands.

Perfect touch

Surrender your mind and body to a deeper state of wellness at The Hayman Spa. Find a moment, or maybe more to relax and reconnect in these perfectly paradisical surroundings, experience one-of-a-kind treatments and give way to the delights of a spa experience found nowhere else.

Perfect views from above

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.

Perfect vistas

Immerse yourself in complete relaxation at Coral Sea Marina Resort. Soak up the extensive coastal views and relax under the stars all from the comfort of your hammock or balcony.

Perfect natural encounters

Exploring Hamilton Island on foot can be a great way to explore its natural beauty, at your own pace. Discover sandy coves, climb to the top of the island for stunning views, or enjoy a picnic in one of the island’s many picnic spots.

Perfect days spent

Spend a full day with Cruise Whitsundays 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.

Perfect vistas

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.

Perfect reason to visit

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!

Perfect outdoor escapes

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.

Perfect sleep

Reefsleep is a two-day/one-night encounter with the Great Barrier Reef – an intimate opportunity to sleep under the stars. The exclusive Heart Pontoon at Hardy Reef is your destination – a permanently moored pontoon, located 39 nautical miles from shore on the outer Great Barrier Reef. Swim, snorkel, dive, and wake up on this amazing natural ecosystem.

Perfect date nights

After soaking up the wondrous sunset vibes from your balcony or hammock, toast the start of an evening shared together at Coral Sea Marina Resort where you can aimlessly watch the world the world drift or take a stroll along the boardwalk and find yourself a romantic spot by the beach and let the water lap at your feet.

Perfect ways to Indulge

A secluded paradise of resenity and breathtaking beauty. Surround yourself with white beaches and azure blue seas. Hayman Island by InterContinental offers natural beauty and mindful enrichment. Bask in a private pool and indulge in culinary artistry in this spectacular sensory experience

Getting here

The Whitsundays is located along Queensland's central coast in north-eastern Australia, approximately 1120km north of Brisbane and 630km south of Cairns. Flying in to The Whitsundays is easy, with direct flights from Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney and Cairns and two airports serviced daily. Great Barrier Reef Airport - Hamilton Island and Whitsunday Coast Airport - Proserpine



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.


Find your perfect next escape in The Whitsundays, the Heart of the Great Barrier Reef

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