Whitsunday Islands

Welcome to the heart of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef – littered with 74 islands ranging from luxurious qualia at Hamilton Island and One&Only Hayman Island to family-friendly Long and  Daydream Islands.

Spoilt for choice

  • Step onto the soft silica sand of Whitehaven Beach or spoil your loved one with a romantic aerial tour of Heart Reef.  
  • Hike the many bush trails for 360-degree panoramic views, or traverse the Ngaro Sea Trail. 
  • Swim, snorkel and dive on the fringing reef surrounding the islands or take a day trip to the outer Great Barrier Reef.

Save & splurge

  • Opt for an impressive bathtub with a view or camp overnight on a reef pontoon. 
  • Sip cocktails from the comfort of your deck chair as you sail your own private charter yacht or grab a kayak and start paddling.

Access to the islands is by boat or ferry from Airlie Beach, Shute Harbour or Hamilton Island marina.

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Palm Bay Resort

Long Island,
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.

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.

Hamilton Island Palm Bungalows

Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$380 - 495
Romantic and affordable, Hamilton Island Palm Bungalows are designed for couples and families holidaying on a budget. Surrounded by tropical landscaped gardens and Hamilton Island's lush foliage, the bungalows have everything you need for a comfortable island holiday.

Beach Club, Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$680 - 880
Awaken to absolute beachfront views at the Beach Club. Surrounded by landscaped gardens on Catseye Beach, the Beach Club Hamilton Island is a boutique retreat exclusively for adults. Romantic, intimate and perfect for couples, the well appointed boutique rooms have a stylish and relaxed beach house vibe, tailor-made for relaxing.

Hamilton Island Reef View Hotel

Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$390 - 1475
The Reef View Hotel has many amenities, including a 35-metre swimming pool, the Reef Lounge bar, and in-house Pool Terrace Restaurant serving buffet breakfast, light lunches and à la carte dinner menu.

Yacht Club Villas

Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Area
From AU$830 - 1920
The luxury Yacht Club Villas boast a superb waterfront position with breathtaking ocean views. With a design emphasis on privacy and space, each villa spans three to four levels according to position. Designed by renowned architect Walter Barda with landscaping crafted by celebrity landscape designer Jamie Durie, each four bedroom villa offers a spacious open plan living/dining room, state-of-the art gourmet kitchen with Miele appliances, four bedrooms and four bathrooms, a separate laundry, fully ducted air conditioning and a private golf buggy for guest use.
From AU$11.90 - 11.90
Open eucalypt forests clothe the hillsides, rainforest grows in sheltered gullies and grasslands cover the more exposed slopes. The Ngaro Aboriginal people lived on and visited these islands for thousands of years.

Lagoon 102 - The Beach Shack

Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$375 - 550
Lagoon 102 - The Beach Shack is a luxury two bedroom apartment located directly opposite the beach with spectacular ocean views! This exclusive apartment is perfect for those who are looking for something really special for their Island getaway!

Daydream Island Resort and Spa

Daydream Island, Whitsunday Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$315 - 1155
Multi award-winning Daydream Island Resort and Spa offers guests affordable luxury with 296 beautiful rooms and suites, each one luxuriously appointed with modern amenities, framed by magnificent views of secluded beaches or stunning rainforest.

One&Only Hayman Island

Hayman Island, Whitsunday Area
  • Free WiFi
From AU$845 - 15600
One&Only Hayman Island, in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef presents astonishing natural beauty, restorative peace, indulgence and adventure. Australia's iconic private island resort is located off the coast of Queensland, nestled at the northernmost point of the Whitsunday archipelago, beyond verdant cliffs reaching into endless sky.
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