The Whitsundays is world renowned for it’s amazing group of islands and the Great Barrier reef which millions of visitors flock to from all over the world each year.
What makes the Whitsundays unique to many other tourist destinations though is it’s perfect year round climate, allowing you to enjoy all the best activities the Whitsundays has to offer no matter when you decide to travel.
This is one reason so many backpackers and visitors flock to Airlie Beach, the ‘gateway’ to the Whitsunday Islands, allowing them to plan everything they want to do when they get there, and there certainly is plenty to do besides laze around on the beautiful beaches and oak up the sun.
Cruising the Whitsundays
Obviously being one of Australia’s prime coastal tourist destinations, and the fact that you are right on the doorstep to some of the most beautiful islands and reef in the world, many of the Whitsundays major tourism focuses around sailing and diving and exploring the region.
The Whitehaven Beach Half Day Cruise is a perfect way to see more of the Whitsundays if you are short on time, with a stop over on the amazing Whitehaven Beach. Whitehaven Beach is a silicone sand island, and one of the purest in the world, so you’ll be amazed at the whiteness of the beautiful beaches which puts even the beaches of famous european spots to shame!
If you would like to explore the Whitsunday Islands themselves then we recommend a Two Island cruise with Fantasea Cruises, or a full day cruise of beautiful Daydream Island and Whitehaven Beach, or Long Island and Daydream Island. You’ll get the opportunity to swim in the warm tropical waters and discover some of the local marine life, and possibly even come up close to a pod of whales if you are lucky!
Set Sail for the Whitsunday Islands
If you want some thing a little more relaxing you can hoist the sail and head off on a Whitsundays Sailing Adventure and soak in everything this majestic location has to offer. Most of the sailing adventures are for a minimum of 2 nights and days and something you’ll never forget!
For those that like to get under the water and discover the under water world of the Great Barrier Reef, Fantasea Cruises offer great value cruises of the Great Barrier Reef which include a stop at Reefworld, where you can dive amongst the coral and the amazing marine life as well as take a trip on the Reefworld Submarine and see much more of the reef. This is a must for every tourist to the Whitsundays.
Find out more about the Reefworld Tour with Fantasea Cruises
If you’re planning on staying in the Whitsundays but want to get away from the main tourist area then Awesome Adventures Oz host a number of great packages on Long Island which include 3 or four night stays at Airlie Beach or Long Island with most packages including many of the best attractions included, and all at a budget rate compared to many of the other accommodation houses in the Whitsundays. This is more suited for the younger budget travellers that are looking for adventurre!
Find out more about the Awesome Adventures Oz packages
Crocs Rule in the Whitsundays!
And speaking of adventure, what would it be to visit the Whitsundays without seeing real live crocodiles! The Crocodile Safari allows you get up close with the local crocs but obviously in a very safe environment. If you are visiting Airlie Beach you have to check this out if you have never smiled at a crocodile yet.
Golf Anyone? Whitsundays Style of course…
And it’s not a good vacation without a round of golf, is it? And without boasting, the Hamilton Island Golf Club on nearby Dent Island is seriously one of the most spectacular golf courses in Australia…if not the world. With amazing views from the green and the clubhouse, you might find you’ll be a little distracted on your game, but it’s worth the experience to play this course.
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