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Whitsunday Islands Vacation Ideas for Planning an Itinerary

The Whitsundays’ 74 islands are one of Australia’s greatest natural, vacation attractions. Nestled between the Great Barrier Reef and the tropical hillsides of the Central Queensland Coast, this is a perfect year-round destination for honeymooners, families, boaters, divers, fishing enthusiasts and beachcombers.

Before you pack your flippers and suntan lotion, check out our trip planner which is packed with the best places to visit in the incredible Whitsundays. You’ll also find links to amazing footage from our Whitsunday Islands Vacation Travel Guide video.


Ideas of places to visit in the Whitsundays

Whether it’s staying glued to a pool-side sunlounger or sailing away on the warm tropical breezes, you’ll find no end of things to do and places to visit in Australia’s Whitsundays. Everyone’s idea of paradise is different, so we hope this guide helps you create the perfect Whitsundays itinerary just for you.


Airlie Beach

(1:17 in the video) Whether it’s staying glued to a pool-side sunlounger or sailing away on the warm tropical breezes, you’ll find no end of things to do and places to visit in Australia’s Whitsundays. Everyone’s idea of paradise is different, so we hope this guide helps you create the perfect Whitsundays itinerary just for you.


Daydream Island

(3:20 in the video) One of the Whitsundays’ most popular resort destinations is just a half-hour ferry ride from Airlie Beach. Loved by families and honeymooners alike, compact Daydream Island offers rejuvenating spa treatments, safe snorkeling, and great places to eat and drink.


Hamilton Island

(4:40 in the video) The Whitsundays’ premier resort destination, Hamilton Island, is just a short cruise from Airlie Beach or an easy flight from many of Australia’s capital cities. Choose from six resorts, which range from the luxurious to the ultra exclusive, and over a dozen restaurants and cafés. Hamilton Island offers plenty of activities too, from high-octane water sports to relaxing hikes through the bush, from world-class golf to heavenly spa treatments.


Whitehaven Beach

(5:30 in the video) Whitehaven Beach is one of the Whitsundays’ most popular daytrips. Don’t miss the opportunity to walk the cool sands of this Australian treasure which consistently ranks in lists of the world’s great beaches.


 

Inspiration for traveling to the Whitsunday Islands

We hope you enjoyed these ideas for getting the most from your Whitsunday Island vacation. Don’t forget to check out our images from this incredible beach location.

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