the Whitsundays: A Tropical Paradise in the Heart of the Great Barrier Reef

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About The Whitsundays

Discover the captivating beauty of the Whitsundays, a collection of 74 stunning islands in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. With its breathtaking beaches, crystal-clear waters, and a myriad of exciting activities, the Whitsundays promises an unforgettable holiday experience for adventure seekers, honeymooners, and families alike.

Location and Natural Beauty

Located 150 km north of Mackay and 300 km south of Townsville, the stunning Whitsunday Islands are set at the heart of the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef. This unique part of Australia is an exotic and breathtakingly beautiful destination that showcases Mother Nature at her absolute best. This natural wonder will remain in your memory long after your holiday is over.


Whitsunday accommodation is as diverse as the islands themselves. The region is home to a wide range of resorts and hotels on the islands as well as along the coast and on the mainland including Airlie Beach. Accommodation options range from charming bed and breakfasts to large resorts with fantastic facilities and large apartment blocks. Whitsunday Islands accommodation caters for families, couples, singles and groups with options for every budget. From luxurious resorts to secluded getaways and island escapes, the Whitsundays have something for everyone. 


Whitsunday holidays can be as relaxing or as adventurous as you like. Enjoy this stunning natural wonder at your own pace and unwind on the beach with a swim in the crystal waters and delight in the breath-taking views or explore the 74 islands with a range of land, sea and air tours and activities. Glide through the calm waters of the Proserpine River on a Crocodile Safari, take in the amazing heart-shaped island with a scenic flight or enjoy the Whitsunday’s favourite past time and cruise the sheltered waters on a luxury yacht, motor cruiser or catamaran. Drop anchor and explore the region top to bottom by snorkelling the pristine waters. 

Holiday Packages

The Whitsundays are a popular holiday destination with the Great Barrier Reef on one coast and Airlie Beach on the other. A great way to experience the amazing wonders that await at the Whitsunday Islands is with a holiday package to get more bang for your buck. Packages can include accommodation, meals, transfers, flights, tours and more! 

Fascinating Facts

The Whitsunday Islands were formed more than 100 million years ago after volcanic activity formed mountainous terrain that remained connected to the mainland coast. After the last ice age (approximately 30,000 to 50,000 years ago) the mountains were partially covered by the rising sea creating the network of islands we see today. Humpback Whales pass through the waters between July and September during their annual migration. Yachties generally report average wind speeds of between 0-15 knots.

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Uncover the Answers to Your Burning Questions About The Whitsundays: An Exciting Guide for Curious Travellers

The Whitsundays can be accessed by flying into the Whitsunday Coast Airport (Proserpine) or Hamilton Island Airport, with connections available from major Australian cities.

The Whitsundays offers a wide range of accommodation options, including luxury island resorts, holiday apartments, and hotels in Airlie Beach.

Yes, The Whitsundays has a variety of dining options, from fine-dining restaurants to casual cafes and bars.

Yes, many of the beaches in The Whitsundays provide