Great Barrier Reef

With more than 100 ways to experience the Great Barrier Reef, Tropical North Queensland offers the ultimate personalised adventure on the world's largest and most spectacular coral reef system.

Swim with dwarf minke whales on the ribbon reefs off Port Douglas, snorkel with turtles at a sand cay, dive among colourful coral gardens on the outer reef or camp on a deserted island to watch the sun rise over the Great Barrier Reef.

Join a live-aboard dive boat for days and nights of underwater exploration, keep your hair dry on a helmet dive or zoom along on an underwater scooter. Go under your own steam paddling to a nearby island from the beautiful Cape Tribulation beach or board a helicopter for a breathtaking aerial view of the reef.

Enjoy the seclusion of a luxurious island resort in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef where you can leisurely explore a colourful underwater world, dine with the Coral Sea lapping your toes, discover marine birdlife or gaze at the ocean while you laze in a spa.

Tropical North Queensland is the closest destination to the Great Barrier Reef. Travel to a pontoon on the outer edge of the reef, dive straight from the back of the boat or swim out from an island to see some of the 1500 species of fish, 4000 species of molluscs and 400 types of coral that live in this diverse ecosystem.

Try an introductory dive to see the reef and its colourful marine life up close or learn to dive so you can complete multiple underwater adventures as a certified diver. The enormous variety of diving experiences includes plummeting Coral Sea wall dives, diving alongside giant potato cod, joining reef sharks at night or witnessing the annual coral spawn.

Diving, snorkelling, sailing, cruising and island hopping are all part of everyday life in Tropical North Queensland, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef.

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Island Gateway Holiday Park

Jubilee Pocket, Whitsunday Area
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From AU$30 - 205
At Island Gateway Holiday Park in Airlie Beach Whitsundays, Australia, you'll discover the wide range of accommodation styles and modern facilities. From camp sites and camp-o-tels, to Deluxe Spa, and Tropical Villas, you will find the perfect place to relax after a day of sightseeing the beautiful Whitsundays and Airlie Beach, or relax in the tropical pool.

Airlie Beach Magnums Backpackers

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
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From AU$22 - 192
Magnums is a tropical oasis in the middle of Airlie Beach. Relax in their beautiful settings or take the short stroll to the famous Airlie Beach Lagoon, Abel Point Marina or Port of Airlie. Magnums is an "over 18 years only" budget holiday retreat in the heart of the beautiful Whitsundays.

One Oceanview

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
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From AU$445 - 715
Quality, style and an unrivaled location come together in one of the Whitsundays’ most luxurious residences, all just a short stroll to the centre of Airlie Beach and Abell Point Marina. One Oceanview is a small luxury hotel style accommodation in a private residence set on 1800 square metres of incredible oceanfront land.

Kipara Tropical Rainforest Retreat

Jubilee Pocket, Whitsunday Area
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From AU$29 - 150
Kipara Tropical Rainforest Retreat is located on an immense property and surrounded by lush tropical rainforest. They offer a wide range of facilities that caters superbly to both the overnight traveller and the short term resident.

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort

Cannonvale, Whitsunday Area
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From AU$35 - 435
BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort is truly 'Paradise found' in the Whitsundays. The region's most awarded resort holiday park, it's proudly famous for top quality accommodation from budget to spare no expense, for amazing facilities, including the new multi purpose function room The Palm House, activities and for their incredibly helpful, infectiously happy and caring staff.

Coral Sea Resort

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
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From AU$285 - 580
Positioned on the absolute ocean front and just a short stroll via seaside boardwalk to the enchanting Airlie Beach resort village; with its relaxed atmosphere and collection of eclectic shops and cafes;

at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
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From AU$250 - 600
at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat sets new standards of luxury adult only boutique accommodation in the Whitsundays. Adjoining Airlie Beach and nestled on Pioneer bay which features pristine turquoise waters surrounded by breathtaking rainforest, guests can expect a high level of privacy coupled with exceptional unobtrusive personalised service.

Peppers Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
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From AU$299 - 659
Located in Queensland’s famous Whitsundays, Peppers Airlie Beach offers majestic views over the Coral Sea and Whitsunday Passage. Featuring beautifully appointed One, Two and Three Bedroom Apartments with breathtaking ocean views, wide breezy balconies and intelligent design to enhance the tropical lifestyle of North Queensland.

at Whitsunday Vista Resort

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
From AU$160 - 190
at Whitsunday Vista Resort offers you distinctive apartment style accommodation, located directly across from the Port of Airlie and adjoining Boathaven Bay. Relax and enjoy the Whitsunday Vista of turquoise blue waters from your private balcony with uninterrupted views of the Coral Sea and Whitsunday Islands.

at Marina Shores

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
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From AU$225 - 600
Designed by renowned Ken Down Architects, Marina Shores Airlie Beach delivers unparalleled levels of liveability and accessibility. Marina Shores features a contemporary theme with gently curving forms ensuring wide frontages to complement its absolute waterfront setting.
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