About The Whitsundays

Made up of 74 stunning islands, the Whitsundays is not only home to one of the world’s best beaches – Whitehaven Beach – but it’s also the heart of the Great Barrier Reef with a naturally heart-shaped reef to prove it.

From thrill-seeking water sports at Airlie Beach, to multi island Great Barrier Reef tours from Mackay and sailing on a yacht around the islands of the Whitsundays, to camping under the stars in the middle of the Reef, day hikes through spectacular national parks and luxuriating on Hamilton Island, there's a Whitsundays holiday to suit every traveller.    

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Made up of 74 stunning islands, the Whitsundays is not only home to one of the world’s best beaches – Whitehaven Beach – but it’s also the heart of the Great Barrier Reef with a naturally heart-shaped reef to prove it.

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Places to See in the Whitsundays

Helicopter Ride Hill Inlet & Whitehaven Beach

Hill Inlet

Hill Inlet

You cannot come to the Whitsundays and not visit Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach. Two of the major icons of the Whitsundays accessible by helicopter ride, airplane scenic flight, half day or full day tours, overnight sailing tours or luxury charter yachts. But book early or miss out on Hill Inlet & whitehaven Beach.

Airlie Beach Tours and Attractions - Waterfront Airlie Beach, Whitsundays

Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach, the vibrant mainland gateway to the Whitsundays is an aquatic playground with plenty for thrill seekers and nature lovers to choose from. Book a Sail and snorkel tour thru the Whitsundays passage on an overnight reef trip. Take a scenic flight over Heart Reef, or dive the depths of the Great Barrier Reef

Hamilton Island - Whitsundays

Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island

One of Australia's most popular holiday destinations and the only island in the Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef with its own commercial airport. Hamilton Island is a holiday hotspot for local and international visitors, boasting pristine white beaches, a kaleidoscope of coral and marine life, and year-round mild temperatures. See all the tours and attractions of Hamilton Island here.

Heart Reef Flights - New Exclusive Heart Reef Whitsunday helicopter tour

Heart Reef

Heart Reef

Book an exclusive scenic helicopter ride from Hamilton Island and land at Heart Reef pontoon to snorkel this iconic location. Airplane scenic flights and helicopter rides depart from Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island and combine scenic flights to Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach and other iconic Whitsundays locations. Choose from over 15 ways to see Heart Reef on the Great Barrier Reef.

Whitehaven Beach Whitsundays

Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach

Discover the magic of Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, where fine white silica sand and stunning sandbars meet azure tidal pools. Daily tours to Whitehaven Beach showcase its unmatched beauty, while Hill Inlet lookout offers mesmerizing views of swirling sands and brilliant blue waters. Book a Whitehaven Beach & Hill Inlet tour for an unforgettable Whitsundays experience.

Daydream Island in the Whitsundays - Aerial View

Daydream Island

Daydream Island

Don't lay around the pool all day on Daydream Island as you are on the Great Barrier Reef so you need to get off and explore it on a snorkelling or scuba diving tour. Take a jet boat ride to Whitehaven Beach or visit the outer reef.

Mackay Snorkel Tours - Great Barrier Reef Tours

Mackay

Mackay

Mackay is the jump off point for snorkel tours to the Great Barrier Reef. Visit multiple islands in one day on the most exciting Great Barrier Reef snorkel tours by fast jet boat. Explore the coral reefs, deserted islands and beaches on a Mackay snorkel tour.

Shute Harbour, Whitsundays

Shute Harbour

Shute Harbour

Located close to Airlie Beach, Shute Harbour is a forest-clad, secluded jumping off point for many of the Whitsunday Island Tours. Shute Harbour is also the closest location to the Whitsunday Airport where guests can take scenic helicopter rides, airplane scenic flights and sailing holidays over the iconic locations of the Whitsunday Islands.

Lake Proserpine, Whitsundays

Proserpine

Proserpine

Surrounded by sugarcane plantations, riverfront Proserpine is the first mainland port of call for Whitsunday visitors.

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