An iconic Australian holiday destination popular with visitors from all over the world, the must-see natural wonder of the Whitsundays draws thousands of visitors each year. Sitting approximately 150km north of Mackay and 300km to Townsville's south, it's easy to see why locals and tourists alike are drawn to the stunning islands and World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef. This unique holiday destination offers a breathtaking natural environment and a great range of accommodation and attractions for all budgets guaranteeing you an unforgettable island holiday experience.
The accommodation options of the Whitsundays are as many and varied as the islands themselves and the region caters for all types of travellers and budgets offering everything from hotels, bungalows, apartments, suites, resorts and bed and breakfast stays. With options to suit singles, couples, families, friends and groups, each type of accommodation enjoys its own great range of facilities ensuring there is something for everyone on a Whitsunday Islands getaway.
Hamilton Island enjoys an excellent selection of accommodation ranging from 3-5 star resorts to holiday homes and apartments.
Daydream Island offers family friendly stays complete with kids clubs as well as day spas for mum and dad.
Offering the ultimate in privacy and relaxation, Hayman Island enjoys exclusive luxury beachfront accommodation.
Flanked by the world famous Great Barrier Reef and popular holiday spot Airlie Beach, the Whitsundays are a highly sought after destination. Holiday packages are a fantastic way to get the most out of your holiday experience by not only saving you time and money but by combining tours, activities and added extras that are designed to complement your destination of choice. Choose from an existing package or customise your own to include everything from accommodation, flights and transfers to meal packages, tours and more.
The Whitsundays offer a variety of unique experiences that range of adventurous to completely relaxing. You can choose to simply enjoy the brilliant blue waters and pristine beaches or further explore the islands with a range of air, sea and land tours. Whether it be a Crocodile Safari, a picturesque flight over the iconic heart-shaped island, a luxury yacht or catamaran cruise or getting up close and personal with an amazing snorkelling experience, the Whitsundays are sure to have an activity to delight you.
Formed over 100 million years ago as a result of volcanic activity, the Whitsunday Islands began as mountainous terrain connected to the coast off the mainland. Approximately 30,00 to 50,000 years ago after the last ice age, the sea rose to partially cover this mountainous terrain and produced the network of spectacular islands we enjoy today. The region is also a Humpback Whale migration destination and these majestic creatures can be seen passing through these waters from July to September.