Whitsundays

Whitsundays, Queensland

About Whitsundays

The Whitsunday Islands are a collection of 74 island wonders. Varying in size off the central coast of Queensland situated just between South Bowen and north of Mackay, some 900 km’s north of Brisbane. The main islands are Hamilton, Hayman, Daydream, South Molle, and Long Island with most of the remaining islands uninhabited pristine National Parks.
Right in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, the islands are a popular tourist haven for travellers in Queensland and boast one of the most renowned yachting destinations in the Southern Hemisphere.
The groups commercial centre, Hamilton Island, is the largest of the island resorts, it has one of the major airports and its busy harbour marina makes Hamilton the starting point for reef and sailing adventures as well as connections to the mainland and other islands.
Hamilton offers a good choice of shopping, dining and entertainment with resort, apartment, villa and exclusive world-class luxury accommodation options on offer.
Audi Hamilton Island Race Week, Australia’s largest offshore keelboat regatta and yachting event held every August is a firm fixture on the international sailing calendar.
The gateway from mainland Australia to the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef, and to the Whitsunday Islands, Airlie Beach, is part of a picturesque peninsula that reaches out to the Whitsunday Passage. The town has a buzzing backpacker and traveller atmosphere with palm-fringed beaches overlooking the tranquil waters of Pioneer Bay. Offering services 7 days a week, this tourist hub has a vast array of accommodation, dining and nightlife to keep tourists entertained.
White Haven Beach on Whitsunday Island is the most photographed beach in Australia. Winning accolades such as Trip Advisor Travellers' Choice Beaches Awards 2013, No. 1 in Australia and No. 3 in the World, proves why the Whitsunday Islands is one of the most visited destinations in Australia.