Named by Captain Cook, who sailed through the passage on Whitsunday in 1770. The Whitsunday Islands is a group of 74 islands (most uninhabited) bordered by the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area and the sheltered waters of the Coral Sea. With secluded white sand beaches and crystal blue waters, the Whitsunday Islands are the epitome of a tropical paradise.
Great Barrier Reef
The World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven natural wonders of the world, being the largest living thing on Earth, and even visible from outer space. It is home to countless species of colourful fish, molluscs and starfish, plus turtles, dolphins and sharks. To experience the Great Barrier Reef and indeed many parts of the Whitsundays there is no better way than snorkeling, scuba diving or taking a The crystal clear aqua waters and pristine silica sand of Whitehaven stretch over seven kilometres along Whitsunday Island , the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. It defines nature at its best and provides the greatest sense of relaxation and escape.
As soon as you arrive it’s easy to see why it is the most photographed beach in Australia and has been named the South Pacific's Best Beach by the 2015 TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards.scenic flight over the reef or onboard a luxurious yacht.
Consistently rated amongst the top beaches in the world, Whitehaven Beach is the jewel in the crown of the Whitsundays. See Whitehaven from any of the resort islands or private holiday rentals or stay overnight on a sailing boat and wake up to a sunrise over the magnificent white sands.
Situated on the Whitsunday Coast, Airlie Beach has long been known as the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. There is ample accommodation to cater for all budgets and tastes, and a plethora of day and overnight trips to visit the islands, Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach.
The Whitsundays are synonymous with sailing holidays and there are many ways you can experience this. Sail your own yacht, take in the serenity at your own pace, or perhaps you may prefer hire a magnificent yacht with your own captain and crew – not a bad way to relax, take in the sunshine and just spoil yourself for a while.
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