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Whitsunday Islands

Encircled by the world famous Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, the Whitsunday Islands offer crystalline waters, white sands and exotic palm trees to create an idyllic and unspoilt paradise. Comprising of 74 islands in the beautiful Coral Sea, the Whitsundays is the largest group of offshore islands in Australia and offers relaxation and beauty on beaches which remain as pristine today as they did in 1770 when Captain Cook first sailed through them.

 

What you’ll love most about the Whitsunday Islands

  • Set sail on crystal-clear waters through the Whitsunday Passage, a pristine marine playground dotted with 74 idyllic islands, offering unparalleled opportunities for sailing, island hopping, and exploring secluded anchorages
  • Unwind on the pure silica sands of Whitehaven Beach, consistently ranked among the world’s best beaches for its dazzling white sands, turquoise waters, and untouched natural beauty, providing the perfect backdrop for sunbathing, swimming, and beachcombing
  • Dive into the underwater wonderland of the Great Barrier Reef, just a short boat ride from the Whitsunday Islands, where vibrant coral gardens, tropical fish, and marine life await exploration, offering unforgettable snorkelling and diving experiences
  • Discover the charms of Hamilton Island, the largest inhabited island in the Whitsundays, offering a range of luxury resorts, restaurants, and activities such as golfing, wildlife encounters, and scenic helicopter flights over the reef and islands
  • Trek through lush rainforest trails to Hill Inlet Lookout on Whitsunday Island, where panoramic views of swirling sands and shades of blue merge in a breathtaking vista over Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach, providing a photographer’s paradise and memorable hiking experience
  • Marvel at the iconic Heart Reef, a naturally heart-shaped coral formation located within the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, best viewed from above on a scenic helicopter or seaplane flight offering unforgettable aerial views of this romantic symbol and the surrounding reef

Where to Book

  • Hamilton Island Air seaplane by Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays - Tourism Australia

  • Enjoying Coral Sea Resort in the Whitsundays - Tourism Australia

  • Snorkelling by a heliport in the Whitsundays, Queensland - Tourism Australia

  • Qualia Luxury Lodges of Australia - Hamilton Island

  • Ocean Rafting tour, Whitsundays - Tourism Australia

  • Helicopter tour in the Whitsundays - Tourism Australia

  • Turquoise waters ocean rafting, Whitsundays - Tourism Australia

  • Sailing by Airlie Beach Queensland - Tourism and Events Queensland

  • Helibiz helicopter on the remote Hayman Island Beach in the Whitsundays - Tourism Australia

  • Ocean Rafting in Queensland's Whitsundays - Tourism Australia

  • Ocean Dreaming massage, Whitsundays - One and Only Hayman Island

Average temperature

Information below is based on average highest temperature for each month.

  • 29℃
  • 29℃
  • 28℃
  • 26℃
  • 24℃
  • 21℃
  • 21℃
  • 22℃
  • 24℃
  • 26℃
  • 28℃
  • 29℃
  • 11
  • 13
  • 15
  • 13
  • 11
  • 8
  • 5
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • 5
  • 8

Information above is based on the average number of days which experience some form of rainfall for each month.

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When to Visit

Below gives you information and a rating of the best time of year to visit.

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