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, coral reefs and towering hoop pines complete the picture – all are part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.
Whitsundays eco tours and sailing adventures are an awesome way to see a stunning land and seascape where 32 out of the 74 islands are protected by National Park status. The Great Barrier Reef affords Her own natural protection from large swells and rough seas, thus making the Whitsundays ideal for sailing, swimming, snorkelling and relaxing on secluded beaches and in hidden bays. In turn this has resulted in the Whitsundays being one of the most popular yachting and sailing destinations in the Southern Hemisphere.Whitehaven Beach is an iconic location, unbelievable perfect silica sands make the beach landscape as pure white as can be. All Whitsundays eco tours and sailing adventures include this must see location on their itineraries as well as colourful snorkelling spots and epic lookouts.
Whitsundays eco tours and sailing adventures aim to see as much as possible and marine life is firmly on the list ofcourse. Six of the world’s seven species of turtles are found within the Whitsundays with the green and hawksbill turtles more commonly seen, while flatback, loggerhead, olive ridley and leatherback turtles have also been recorded. Unfortunately the Green, hawksbill and flatback turtles are all vulnerable to extinction, and the loggerhead endangered. Humpback whales are seasonal visitors to the Whitsunday Islands arriving as early as May on occasion and staying until September. They use the shallow waters of the Whitsunday Islands to give birth to their young in relative safety away from big predators. They can be easily spotted and you can even hear their whale song underwater when you are snorkelling.
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