The Beautiful Whitsunday Islands
Choose from a wide range of Whitsundays eco tours and explore an archipelago of 74 tropical islands.
The Whitsundays lie between 10 and 40km south-east of the picturesque town of Airlie Beach on the Queensland coast. The Jewel-green islands sparkle in an aquamarine ocean with secluded beaches, fringing coral reefs and towering hoop pines complete the picture – all are part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
- As the largest coral system on Earth, the Great Barrier Reef is home to breath-taking corals, various species of tropical fish, dolphins and rays.
This is the world’s number one playground for diving, snorkeling and other water activities.
- Whitehaven Beach is a 7-kilometer stretch of pristine silica sand and miraculous turquoise water. As one of the most popular seaside getaways in Whitsundays, Whitehaven Beach is definitely not to be missed.
- Ngaro Cultural Site contains paintings and cave drawings created by the Ngaro people – Aboriginal tribe that inhabited the Whitsunday Island long before they became a tourist destination.
- Hill Inlet is one of the most stunning sights in the archipelago, where the azure of the sea and the white of the send mesh to create a gorgeous, nature-made work of art.
- The best way to see the Whitsundays is a multi-day Whitsundays Eco Tour. Spend the night on a sailing boat in a secluded bay or at a stunning adventure resort.
- Whitsundays in 1 Day: one of the best ways to soak up the beauty of the Whitsunday Islands is in a seaplane or helicopter. There are two eco-certified operators that offer scenic flights across the archipelago.
- The majority of air travel to Whitsundays is serviced by two major airports, the Great Barrier Reef Airport on Hamilton Island and Whitsunday Coast Airport, just south of Proserpine.
- Trains and buses depart Brisbane and Cairns and also offer value hop-on and hop-off travel passes.
- Get close to marine life in the wild. The beach at Hill Inlet offers the chance to witness huge stingrays and juvenile lemon sharks swimming within inches as you paddle through the crystal clear waters.
- More wildlife! Take a day tour exploring Goorganga Plains and the Proserpine River observing birdlife and estuarine crocodiles in their natural habitat.