Top 10 Things to Do in The Whitsundays

Also known as Australia’s Blue Outback, the Whitsunday Islands are a collection of 74 Islands located north of Brisbane. The Islands were discovered by the famous explorer, Captain James Cook in 1770. The islands are named so because they were believed to be discovered on Whitsunday, although, due to a Date line error, it was Whit-Monday, not Whitsunday.

  1. Holiday on Hamilton Island

    Hamilton Island is the largest inhabited island in the Whitsundays. A visit to the Great Barrier Reef should be on top of you things to do list while you are holidaying on Hamiltion. There are many companies, such as Fantasea cruises, which offer tours to the Great Barrier Reef where one can enjoy scuba diving and snorkelling.
  2. Enjoy Airlie Beach

    Colourful, classy, cosmopolitan, Airlie Beach is the perfect place for families. Children can enjoy themselves in the stinger free Airlie Lagoon while mom and dad can lie back and enjoy soaking in some rays.
  3. Visit Whitehaven Beach

    No trip to the Whitsundays is complete without a visit to Whitehaven Beach. Take a romantic walk down the beach during sunset in what is considered by many to be one of the top five beaches in the world.
  4. Tie the Knot

    If marriages are made in heaven, then it’s fitting that they should be set in a place as close to heaven as possible. Hamilton Island, Airlie Beach and Hayman Island are just some of the picturesque locations to get married.
  5. Set Sail

    The Whitsundays are synonymous with sailing. Whether you prefer a romantic getaway with a loved one or a party yacht, you can get it in the Whitsundays. Contact Whitsundays rent-a-yacht for a one of a kind experience.
  6. Check out Bowen

    The beautiful beaches of Bowen have won several awards for their friendliness and cleanliness. This makes it an ideal holiday location for families with children.
  7. Dive Deep into the Blue Waters

    The temperature of the waters surrounding the Whitsunday Islands is usually between 20° C and 28° C all throughout the year. Add to that the 30-40 metre underwater visibility and you have got a location which is God’s gift to divers.
  8. Get a Bird’s Eye View of the Islands

    Contact Aviation Tourism Australia or Air Whitsunday for a breathtaking view of the Islands. Soar above the water in a seaplane or a helicopter and take some postcard worthy pictures to send back home to your family and friends back home.
  9. Take a Walk through a Wildlife Park

    If you somehow grow bored of the sun and the sand and are looking for a change of scenery, then head over to Conway National Park. There are many walking trails that range from short 1 km strolls to a 16 km hike for the outdoor lover in you.
  10. Live a Day Dream on Daydream Island

    Daydream Island may be one of the smallest Islands in the Whitsunday Islands, but it has activities suitable for all ages, making it a great place to visit with your children. The main attraction is an outdoor aquarium filled with many different types of fishes from the Great Barrier Reef.


    With so many things to do and see, The Whitsunday Islands are a great place to visit to enjoy a memorable holiday.

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