With a heart-shaped reef, white sand beaches, luxurious hotels, and breathtakingly beautiful nature all around; the Whitsundays truly lived up to their reputation as a must-visit destination. After my visit, I felt relaxed and refreshed. I can't wait to return!
An archipelago of 74 tropical islands, the Whitsundays are located just off the Queensland coast, next to the Great Barrier Reef. The Whitsundays feature amazing natural landscapes with secluded beaches and charming towns. Visitors can snorkel with rainbow-colored fish, sail the crystal turquoise blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef and feel the soft silica sand on one of the world's most beautiful beaches.
The easiest way to reach the Whitsunday Islands is by plane. There are two airports: Hamilton Island Airport (HTI) and Whitsunday Coast Airport (PPP) located on the mainland near the popular coastal town of Airlie Beach.
From Airlie Beach, you can board a ferry to the islands.
On a visit to the Whitsundays, there's an endless array of activities to experience the beauty of the region.
Food and Drink
Festivals and Events
From endurance sport competitions to holiday festivals, there are a plethora of events in the Whitsunday region throughout the year.
The Whitsundays' weather is sub-tropical, with hot summers, warm winters, and bright spring and autumn days. Average daily temperatures range from around 73.4 degrees Fahrenheit in the winter (June-July) and up to 86 degrees Fahrenheit in the peak of summer (December-January).