Spend an unforgettable day in this tropical paradise by discovering our top seven places to see!
Listed as one of Australia’s best tropical destination, the Whitsundays has no shortage of activities. With plenty of aquamarine beaches, brilliant green rainforests, and tranquil island resorts, where do you start? We have whittled down the options for you, listing the top seven things you can enjoy during your trip!
Trek through the Conway National Park
Immerse yourself in the lush greenery of Conway National Park, packing your day full of walking trails, waterfalls, and secluded beaches. It is a tranquil experience, letting you experience the rainforest sounds and scents as you spot the unique flora and fauna along the way.
Sunbake along Airlie Beach
Airlie Beach is dubbed as the ideal mainland base for travellers visiting the Whitsunday Islands, acting as the starting point for a range of activities, including sailing, kayaking, and snorkelling adventures. The popular resort beach town is right along the beach, offering picturesque accommodation and delicious restaurants and cafes.
Swim at Cedar Creek Falls
Cool of from the blistering sun in one of the Whitsundays’ most scenic freshwater swimming spots! This secluded waterfall gently cascades into a clear blue-green watering hole, surrounded by mossy rock cliffs, thick bushland, and a boarded walkway. Enjoy a truly peaceful experience as you swim in the crystal-clear waters, sometimes even joined with the local wild turtles.
Snaps shots at Whitehaven Beach
No trip to stunning Whitsundays is complete without a visit to its most popular attraction; Whitehaven Beach. Featuring white pure sand that stretches over seven kilometres down the coast, the lapping ocean is crystal clear blended with both bright blue to emerald green. Visitors spend hours here, sunbaking on the sands and swimming in the warm waters of this award-winning beach spot.
Snorkel at the Great Barrier Reef
One of the main reasons for the Whitsunday’s popularity is its proximity to one of the most iconic spots in the world; the Great Barrier Reef. Located right at the region’s doorstep, the reef is home to thousands of fish species, coral types, and a large range of marine animals. Take a boat out to the outer regions and snorkel and scuba dive to your heart’s desire!
Unwind on Hamilton Island
Regardless of your salary, you can feel like one of the rich and famous when spending some time on Hamilton Island. Hamilton is the largest and busiest island in the entire Whitsundays. With a population of just over 1,000, the island perfect for those after a serene vacation, enjoying the island’s five-star luxury resort in style.
Sail the Whitsundays
One of the best ways to see all of what the glorious Whitsundays has to offer is by boat. Sailing is a staple in this region, with travellers spending either a day or a week aboard a sailboat. This is by far the best way to travel, as the sailboat can visit remote islands and secluded reef spots.