The Whitsundays | Things to do

You’ll be captivated by these 74 picture-perfect islands, home the iconic Whitehaven Beach, and the impossibly perfect Heart Reef.

Sail the Whitsundays

Be the captain of your own bareboat on a sailing adventure or let someone else do the work with a fully crewed charter. Take a day cruise through the islands or drop anchor in a secluded bay and spend the night on the boat. Rub shoulders with the yachties at the annual Airlie Beach Race Week Festival of Sailing and Audi Hamilton Island Race Week. Show me more Whitsunday events

Islands

Check into a luxury resort or family-friendly apartment on busy Hamilton Island or kayak around the Ngaro Sea Trail and stop off to camp on uninhabited Henning or Hook islands. Zip around the islands by jet boat with Ocean Rafting and swim at stunning Hill Inlet on Whitsunday Island.


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Great Barrier Reef

The Whitsundays sit in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, so you can snorkel straight from the beach on Hook and Dumbbell islands. Get your scuba-diving certificate in Hamilton Island’s Dolphin Pool or stay dry and see the reef from a glass-bottom boat. Treat yourself to a scenic flight over the magical Heart Reef, a perfectly shaped outcrop on Hardy Reef.

Beaches

It’s consistently named as one of the best beaches in the world, and no visit to the Whitsundays is complete without burying your toes in the powdery sands of Whitehaven Beach. Don’t miss the eight beaches around Bowen, where you can walk right from the sand on to the reef. 

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Mantra Boathouse Apartments

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
From AU$299 - 569
In the beautiful Airlie Beach, you will discover Mantra Boathouse Apartments. Located right along the waterfront you will be situated in the most perfect position to explore the Whitsunday’s and this diverse tropical pocket of Queensland.

qualia

Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Area
From AU$1050 - 5500
Nestled in the northern most tip of Hamilton Island, qualia is a unique expression of world-class luxury. Immersing guests in a relaxed atmosphere, offering personalised and intuitive service, qualia is a truly special place where everything has been meticulously considered to relax the mind yet completely spoil the senses.

Whitsunday Apartments, Hamilton Island

Whitsundays, Whitsunday Area
From AU$270 - 499
Located in the beautiful Whitsundays, the Whitsunday Apartments Hamilton Island overlook the golden sands of Catseye Beach. All apartments are recently refurbished and feature a spacious lounge and dining area, full kitchen facilities, large private balcony and stunning views over the ocean or tropical gardens.

BIG4 Whitsundays Tropical Eco Resort

Flametree, Whitsunday Area
From AU$139.00 - 159.00
BIG4 Whitsundays Tropical Eco Resort is nestled in the Whitsunday's tropical rainforest of Conway National park. It offers a variety of accommodation options to suit every traveller's needs. Their two bedroom apartment can accommodate up to seven guests, whilst their studio apartments will sleep five.

Whitsunday Sands Resort

Bowen, Whitsunday Area
From AU$127 - 220
Situated amongst pristine lawns and gardens with spectacular views of the Whitsunday Islands, Whitsunday Sands Resort offers the quintessential location for holiday makers and business people alike. With direct private beach access from the resort to both Grays Bay and Horseshoe Bay, The Whitsunday Sands Resort offers the location and ambiance rarely available in North Queensland.

Mirage Whitsundays

Cannonvale, Whitsunday Area
From AU$350 - 1800
Nestled on the spectacular shores of Airlie Beach in sub-tropical North Queensland, Mirage Whitsundays is a world class development with a world heritage address. Providing luxurious contemporary living, including one, two and three bedroom apartments, two storey villas, three storey townhouses and four bedroom penthouses all with unprecedented proximity to the water and uninterrupted views of the Coral Sea and Whitsunday Islands.

at Marina Shores

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
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.

Airlie Beach Magnums Backpackers

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
From AU$28 - 65
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.

Rose Bay Resort

Bowen, Whitsunday Area
From AU$160 - 300
Award winning Rose Bay Resort offers a perfect getaway, relax, and enjoy peace and tranquillity. It is situated on absolute waterfront with unsurpassed sea and island views. Only a few footsteps you will find yourself on the beach, snorkelling, fishing or just relaxing.

Palm Bay Resort

Whitsundays, Whitsunday Area
From AU$229 - 600
Palm Bay Resort is a beautiful boutique resort nestled in the neck of Long Island, one of the stunning islands of the Great Barrier Reef. With their very own secluded private cove Palm Bay offers spacious Balinese inspired villas with extensive views to the Whitsunday passage and Coral Sea.
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