The Whitsundays is located in the Heart of the Great Barrier Reef, consisting of 74 island wonders, the casual beach towns of Airlie Beach and Bowen and the charming hinterland villages of Proserpine and Collinsville. Explore the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands from above, below and in between with the opportunity to snorkel, dive, sail or fly.
Don’t miss Heart Reef, a stunning natural composition of coral in the perfect shape of a heart found nowhere else in the Great Barrier Reef. The Whitsundays is your tropical oasis with luxurious romantic getaways to action-packed adventures, resort island hopping or barefoot walks on the beach, there is something for everyone. The Whitsundays is also home to the iconic Whitehaven Beach, a seven-kilometre stretch of white silica sands and crystal-clear waters, which is consistently voted one of the best beaches in Australia and the world. To the north, don’t miss Hill Inlet lookout, a stunning swirling fusion of vibrant colours created by the sand meeting the sea as the tides move.
The Whitsundays is surrounded by a beautiful tropical rainforest dotted with waterfalls and gorgeous outlooks over the bays and islands, the region is blessed with award-winning, palm-fringed beaches, and a warm tropical climate. The majority of the 74 island wonders are uninhabited national park islands, with five islands offer a variety of resort accommodation, all with the Great Barrier Reef and fringing coral reefs at their doorstep.
The Whitsundays is home to world-class island resorts on Hamilton Island, Hayman Island, Daydream Island, Long Island, and Camp Island. Airlie Beach has an excellent range of dining and shopping and to the north, Bowen is home to the most beautiful beaches in the Whitsunday region with fringing reefs just a few metres offshore. Travelling inland through to Proserpine, enjoy the main street’s well preserved ‘art deco’ and country hospitality. Collinsville, the Heart of the Whitsunday outback will see you travel through orchards and farmland teeming with wildlife. Treat yourself to an experience unlike any other and jump onboard an overnight sailing adventure or choose your own itinerary to explore the islands at your own leisure. The Whitsundays has some of the most amazing skippered or self-skippered bareboat sailing options, choose where you want to go and when you want to go there!
Easily accessible by road, rail and air with two airports located in The Whitsundays it’s easy to get here. Whitsunday Coast Airport and Hamilton Island Airport offer direct flights from Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Rockhampton and Sydney. The region has a wide range of accommodation options blending harmoniously with the pristine natural attributes of the area. There are so many ways to experience The Whitsundays; your biggest worry will be fitting it all in!