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What To Visit in the Whitsundays

Whitsunday Tourist Attractions

  • The main attraction in the Whitsundays that brings tourists to the region from all over the world is the world heritage listed Great Barrier Reef. This extensive natural wonderland surrounds the Whitsundays and gives holiday makers a unique opportunity to see thousands of different coral varieties and swim with a huge selection of fish of all shapes, sizes and colours. Visiting the Great Barrier Reef truly is an experience that you will never forget.
  • Whitehaven Beachis one of the most popular places to visit in the Whitsundays. It is located on the eastern side of Whitsunday Island and this 7 kilometre stretch of beach has amazingly while sand that is surrounded by the crystal clear blue waters of the Coral Sea.
  • The largest of the 74 islands that make up the Whitsundays is the aptly named Whitsunday Island. It is an uninhabited island that has lots of scenic places to visit, as well as a number of eco-friendly camping grounds scattered around the island.
  • Actually located on the Australian mainland but still part of the Whitsunday region is the Conway National Park. This diverse region has a range of different vegetation, an abundence of native wildlife, comfortable camping grounds and numerous walking trails that are suitable for people of all fitness levels.
  • If you have your own boat of yacht then some of the best Whitsunday experiences come from exploring the many uninhabited islands and secluded beaches that make up this wonderful part of the world.


Activities in the Whitsundays

  • A great way to spend a day in the Whitsundays is to either relax or have fun soaking up the sun at one of the many amazing beaches on the Whitsunday Islands. Each holiday destination has a few beaches where you can take to kids to play or take a romantic walk with your special someone.
  • If you are a golf enthusiast that you will enjoy playing a round of golf on either the South Molle Island, Lindeman Island or Hamilton Island golf courses. In fact the Hamilton Island golf course is on nearby Dent Island and is the only 18 hole golf course in the region.
  • Whilst you are on holiday in the Whitsundays you should try some of the delightful, fresh seafood that the local alfresco restaurants serve up. Most island resorts serve a great selection of dishes at their restaurant, whilst at Hamilton Island you will have the choice of many fine dining establishments.
  • The clear, blue waters around the 74 Whitsunday Islands are a great place for fishing because they are filled with an abundence of fish or all different varieties. You can either fish of the end of the island jetties, from the shoreline or even take a boat out to reach some of the more remote fishing spots.
  • There are plenty of operators in the Whitsundays that can teach you how to scuba dive or if you already know how then you can head straight out to the Great Barrier Reef for a scuba diving experience that you will never forget.
  • Another very popular activity in the Whitsundays is to go snorkelling around the Great Barrier Reef. Plenty of tour operators can take you on a snorkelling adventure that allows you to see up close and first hand the magnificent coral formations on the reef and the abundence of marine life that the reef is home to.
  • The generally calm and peaceful waters around the Whitsundays are excellent for swimming. These tropical waters are sheltered by the outer reef and all of the nearby islands, however you do need to take care to avoid being stung by jellyfish during the stinger season, which runs from October through to May.
  • Around the many islands to go to make up the Whitsundays there are numerous bush walking tracks that take you through some beautiful tropical vegetation and past native wildlife to remote parts of the islands with spectacular views across the region.
  • Regardless of which Whitsunday hotel you choose to stay at there will be a wide variety of water sports available for you to enjoy, ranging from paddle boats and kayaks right through to jet ski hire and tube riding.
  • In order to get a grand overview of the entire Whitsunday region you should take a scenic helicopter ride or aeroplane flight over the area and see the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsunday islands and the blue waters of the Coral Sea from the air.
  • One of the best ways to see al that the magnificent Whitsundays has to offer is by sailing around the area. Hopping from island to island at a slow and relaxed pace is the perfect way to unwind and take in all the beauty of this area.


Getting to the Whitsundays

  • The easiest and best way to get to the Whitsunday Islands is to fly into the Hamilton Island Airport. Currently you can fly directly to Hamilton Aiport via either Virgin Australia or Jetstar from all of the major eastern Australian cities.
  • An alternative is to fly into the Proserpine Airport, which is located on the Australian mainland just a short bus drive from Airlie Beach. You can then catch a ferry to any of the Whitsunday Islands from either the Airlie Beach Marina or Shute Harbour. The airlines that regularly fly into the Proserpine Airport include Qantas, Virgin Australia, Jetstar, Air New Zealand and Etihad Airways.
  • If you are planning to drive up to the Whitsundays you should travel along the Bruce Highway and then turn onto Shute Harbour road just north of Proserpine. From here you can drive to Airlie Beach and Shute Harbour, and then take a ferry out to the many Whitsunday Islands.

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About Whitsundays Hotels

If you want hotel or resort accommodation in Australia at cheap rates for your next holiday then Whitsundays Hotels is the place for you. We give holiday travellers the ability to compare a range of hotels, resorts and apartments at the same time, thus making it easier for you to decide which island in the Whitsundas it is that you want to stay. The accommodation on Whitsundays Hotels ranges from luxury beach front resorts and honeymoon suites through to budget backpacker rooms and family friendly apartments. So book your accommodation at any of the Australia resorts with confidence, and even take advantage of the cheaper rates for longer stays.