Whitsundays - Tour Highlights and Travel Tips
Holidays in Whitsundays are a surefire way to experience the full splendor of the Queensland coast. Composed of 74 magnificent island dotted around sparkling, indigo-blue water, a trip to Whitsundays will be a pure delight for all tourists – from water sport enthusiasts, to aquatic life explorers to hedonists looking for a splash in the sun.
- As the largest coral system on Earth, the Great Barrier Reef is home to breath-taking corals, various species of tropical fish, dolphins and rays. This is the world’s number one playground for diving, snorkeling and other water activities.
- Whitehaven Beach is a 7-kilometer stretch of pristine silica sand and miraculous turquoise water. As one of the most popular seaside getaways in Whitsundays, Whitehaven Beach is definitely not to be missed.
- Ngaro Cultural Site contains paintings and cave drawings created by the Ngaro people – Aboriginal tribe that inhabited the Whitsunday Island long before they became a tourist destination.
- Hill Inlet is one of the most stunning sights in the archipelago, where the azure of the sea and the white of the send mesh to create a gorgeous, nature-made work of art.
- Hamilton Island is the ultimate getaway for visitors who enjoy the finer things in life, due to high concentration of luxury hotels, restaurants and golf ranges.
- One of the best ways to soak up the beauty of the Whitsunday Islands is in a seaplane or helicopter. There are many tour operators that offer scenic flights across the archipelago.
- The majority of air travel to Whitsundays is serviced by two major airports, the Great Barrier Reef Airport on Hamilton Island and Whitsunday Coast Airport, just south of Proserpine.
- If you want to experience Australia’s diverse and intriguing fauna, head over to the Wild Life animal reserve on Hamilton Island. At this animal hub, you will get an opportunity to see kangaroos, snakes, dingos and even cuddle a koala!