The Whitsundays 74 Island Wonders
The 74 islands of the Whitsundays lie in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, cradled by the tropical waters of the Coral Sea, a truly remarkable icon of beauty.
The wonder of the Whitsundays is not just about witnessing its visual magnificence - it's also about the amazing experiences on offer. Experience the exhilaration of a snorkel or scuba dive on the Great Barrier Reef; the joy of sinking your feet into the silky white silica sands of Whitehaven Beach; the pure delight of soaring over the romantic heart shaped reef. There's even the thrill of travelling from sea to summit in the footsteps of the traditional owners along the Ngaro Sea Trail; a combination of seaways and walking trails that traverse three of the magnificent Whitsunday Islands. Bring your boat or hire a kayak and follow the trail yourself, or join in one of the organised tours that include a section of the Ngaro Sea Trail as part of their sightseeing itinerary.
Campers can have a unique experience in the Whitsundays, with a plethora of island campsites available for small groups to enjoy and the Whitsunday Coast has a wide variety of caravan parks to choose from including some with resort-style facilities and others focussed on beachfront serenity.
The Whitsundays is an invitation into a world of tropical wonder. Be renewed by the endless five-star landscapes, experienced from a luxury island resort or spent on an unforgettable night on the water under the stars. It's where you can expect the unexpected and feel the freedom to make it your own experience. From the relaxation of sipping cocktails at sunset in a resort pool, to the excitement of setting sail and anchoring at a secluded inlet for the night, to waking to the beauty of being surrounded by the brilliant blues of the Whitsunday waters.
The Whitsunday Coast is a cosmopolitan and inviting peninsula that stretches from the central town of Airlie Beach to secluded beaches along the coastline and inland to picturesque hinterland. Airlie Beach provides the ideal mainland base for holiday fun and adventure in the Whitsundays, where accommodation styles are as varied as the accents that can be heard in the Main Street. It's a social and lively place with fabulous restaurants, clubs and bars to party well into the night, or quiet, undiscovered coves, beaches and rainforest to explore just minutes from town.
Useful Contacts & Things to See & Do
Ph: 07 4967 7240 W: www.cruisewhitsundays.com
Award winning ‘Cruise Whitsundays’ is the region’s largest and most experienced marine operator offering a range of day cruises and Island Resort connections. Cruises visit the Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach and islands, and the multi-award winning Reefsleep overnight experience is Australia’s most unique accommodation. ‘Resort Connections’ provide services between island resorts.
Ph: 07 4786 4222 W: www.tourismbowen.com.au
Award winning beaches and a vibrant community make Bowen the perfect holiday spot for families, couples and singles alike. Give Tourism Bowen a call, or visit one of their information centres for everything you need to know about planning you next trip to Bowen.
Whitsunday Island Camping Connection Pty Ltd - Scamper
Ph: 07 4946 6285 W: www.whitsundaycamping.com.au
A water taxi service offered to independent travellers - giving tourists the opportunity to visit and enjoy the Whitsunday Islands National Park camp sites at their own pace.