There’s no limit to the wonder of the Whitsundays! Lying in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, in the warm waters of Australia’s Coral Sea are 74 tropical islands. It’s a true Queensland paradise where you can expect the unexpected and feel the freedom to make it your own experience – whether it’s about relaxation and romance, or all the action of an island adventure. Be the master of your own destiny; charter a yacht and skipper yourself, or take a cruise and let someone else do the sailing for you – either way, let the grandeur of the landscape and the endless horizon dotted with islands wash over you.
Closer to water level, jet ski or kayak through the tropical islands, or for a bird’s eye view, take in the panorama of the Whitsundays landscape from a seaplane or helicopter, or perhaps a skydive! The adventure never ends!
Most of the Whitsunday Islands are beautiful, tropical deserted islands, but eight offer a variety of resort accommodation, all with the Great Barrier Reef and fringing coral reefs at their doorstep. Whether it is eco-style, family friendly, all inclusive, activity based, food and wine focused or pure luxury, there is a Queensland resort experience to suit everyone in the Whitsunday Islands. The Whitsundays is home to the renowned island resorts of Hamilton Island, Hayman, Daydream Island Resort and Spa, Long Island Resort, Paradise Bay Eco Escape, Lindeman Island, Brampton Island and South Molle Island.
Reef & Whitehaven Scenic Flight – 1 Hour Flight
Join your Air Whitsunday seaplane at Whitsunday Airport to commence a Reef and Whitehaven Scenic Flight tour. Board your seaplane and experience a thrilling one hour scenic flight taking in the Whitsunday region including the Whitsunday Islands, Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and over the Coral Sea to overpass Bait Reef, Hook Reef, Hardy Lagoon and The River and of course scenic views directly over Heart Reef – only seen by air. Detailed in-flight commentary of the area throughout the flight informs of the history and geography of the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef. This flight provides excellent photo and video opportunities of the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands. Also experience the thrill of a ‘touch-and-go’ water landing at the Great Barrier Reef. Tour concludes approximately one hour after commencement at Whitsunday Airport. Tour operates on demand, due to tides.
From $299 per person
Whitsunday Islands & Whitehaven – Half Day Cruise
A Cruise Whitsundays coach will pick you up from your hotel for transfer to Abel Point Marina, the departure point of your cruise. Board your modern catamaran vessel to commence a half day Whitsunday Islands & Whitehaven cruise. Cruise to Cid Harbour, one of the most idyllic areas of the Whitsundays between Cid and Whitsunday Islands with calm waters, beautiful coastline and soaring peaks. Leaving Cid, cruise past a number of other National Park islands and circumnavigate Whitsunday Island the largest island in the group en route to the southern end of Whitehaven Beach. Experience two hours exploring Whitehaven Beach with crystal clear waters and silica sand. Wander along the beach to your own secluded stretch, laze on the beach or cool off in the waters. Your day includes swimming, beach sport activities and morning tea. Hotel drop offs included.
From $99 per person
Whitehaven Beach Camira Sailing Adventure – Full Day Cruise
A Cruise Whitsundays coach will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to Abel Point Marina, the departure point of your cruise. At 7.45am board your vessel to commence a full day Whitehaven Beach Sailing Adventure aboard Camira, an 85 foot sailing catamaran. Experience the wonders of exploring magnificent Whitehaven Beach and the spectacular Whitsunday Islands National Park. Your day includes swimming and snorkelling, morning and afternoon tea and buffet lunch with refreshments. Cruise concludes at approximately 6.00pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
From $189 per person
Whitehaven Adventure & Hamilton Island – Full Day Cruise
A Cruise Whitsundays coach will pick you up from your hotel for transfer to Airlie Beach, the departure point of your cruise. At 7.45am board your modern catamaran vessel to commence a Whitehaven Adventure and Hamilton Island cruise. Cruise across to Hamilton Island where you will have use of the complimentary shuttle bus service to explore different areas of Hamilton Island. Three different routes take you to different parts of the island. Enjoy pizza or Mediterranean cuisine lunch at the Manta Ray Café. After lunch re-board the Cruise Whitsundays vessel for the scenic cruise to Whitehaven Beach, along the way exploring the more remote beautiful bays, islands and beaches. Cruise past the beautiful coastline and soaring peaks, which is home to an amazing array of wildlife. Arrive at Whitehaven Beach with its crystal clear waters and pristine white silica sand. Wander along the beach to your own secluded stretch, laze on the beach or cool off in the azure waters. Your day includes swimming and beach sport activities. Cruise concludes at approximately 6.00pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
From $189 per person
Whitsunday Crocodile Safari – Full Day Tour Incl Lunch
A Whitsunday Crocodile Safari representative will pick you up from your hotel to commence a full day Whitsunday Crocodile Safari. Depart Airlie Beach and travel to the Safari ‘campsite’ at Glen Isla, a district of Proserpine, where all of the activities depart from. From the campsite, enjoy a 2.5 hour cruise on the calm water Proserpine River where you will have the opportunity to spot saltwater crocodiles, as well as many other residents of the mangrove habitat. Return to the campsite, where you can relax and enjoy a barbecue lunch. The next adventure is a 1.5 hour tour on an open air, tractor-drawn, wagon-train through Goorganga wetlands, natural waterholes, pastures and melaleuca forest which are home to a variety of birdlife, native mammals and reptiles. Back at the campsite, enjoy a traditional bushman’s damper cooked in a camp oven on the open fire and billy tea. Tour concludes at approximately 3.30pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
From $129 per person
Derwent Hunter Day Cruise – Full Day Cruise Incl Lunch
A Whitsundays Sailing Adventures vehicle will pick you up from your hotel for your transfer to Port of Airlie Marina, the departure point of your cruise. At 7.30am board Derwent Hunter, a 22 metre classic timber sailing vessel to commence a full day reef trip. Set sail across the Whitsunday passage, where you will have the opportunity to help the crew raise the sails or sit back and relax and enjoy the spectacular scenery. Enjoy morning tea before heading ashore at Langford Reef for snorkelling on fringing corals and an eco-guided walk ashore on the sand cay. Alternatively, relax at the beach or from a shady spot on deck and watch the morning activities. Return to the vessel for lunch. After lunch, depart under sail to return across the Whitsunday passage, enjoying afternoon tea. Cruise concludes at approximately 4.30pm, at which time hotel drop offs will commence.
From $189 per person