Airlie Beach credit: spudsstuff
The Whitsundays is far from just about the Great Barrier Reef, you can read all about the reef in it’s own special feature as it too took home a 2016 Golden Backpack Award.
The Whitsundays offers some of the world’s best sailing, where you can charter a boat and cruise the waters of the Whitsunday passage surrounded by uninhabited islands and breath-taking sunsets. If adrenaline is more your thing, you can skim across the water with one of the high-speed tours or take a scenic flight and soar across Heart Reef and Hill Inlet.
Swim, snorkel and scuba dive with thousands of brightly coloured fish and a variety of corals in the Great Barrier Reef and witness diverse marine life including humpback whales, dolphins, turtles and dugongs. Spend the day on the white silica sands of world-famous Whitehaven Beach or explore the breath-taking beauty of Hill Inlet, a stunning cove where the tide shifts the sand and water to create a swirling fusion of turquoise colours. Soak up the tropical, laid-back lifestyle, laze on one of the many uncrowded beaches, relax with a sunset cocktail and indulge in fresh local seafood at one of the many al-fresco restaurants. You’ll find every kind of beauty, adventure and luxury here.