Whitsunday Islands Holidays Guide
The Whitsundays is Australia's premier island resort destination. Lying in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. the 74 lush tropical islands are set amidst warm turquoise waters, white sand beaches and stunning natural vistas. Whether you would prefer the exclusive luxury of Hayman Island, the relaxed atmosphere of Daydream Island or the party mecca of Airlie Beach, your perfect Whitsunday Island holiday is just waiting to begin.
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The Whitsundays are mostly uninhabited islands and protected by National Parks & Wildlife with basic camp-grounds along the beaches. A few are developed for tourism and of these, Hayman Island, Hamilton Island, and Daydream Island are the most popular island destinations for a holiday. Whitehaven Beach is probably the most visited on a day cruise and widely photographed . You can visit all islands from Airlie Beach or catching the passenger ferry from your island hideaway.
Holiday-makers can enjoy this magical wonderland above and below sea level. For the more extreme adventurers, sky diving, scuba diving and jet-skis are available for hire whilst snorkelling, sailing tours and scenic flights are a more relaxing way to discover these fantastic islands. Most islands have good walking tracks with outstanding views of the bays, lagoons and islands from hilltop lookout and you may be lucky to see Humpback Whales during the migrating season.
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The resorts on Daydream and Hamilton Islands have a wider range of accommodation and activities, making them perfect for families and couples alike and have kids clubs for the rug-rats, cocktail bars for the liquid lovers and white sandy crystal blue beaches for the sun seekers. Long Island is favoured by couples for its romantic white beaches, relaxed atmosphere, and nightly entertainment. with fine dining.
The following Whitsunday Islands hotels provide some of the best deals for a holiday in Queensland – please search below for availability and get the very best room rates sourced from over 100 local and online booking agents: