The Whitsunday Islands are a collection of continental islands of various sizes off the coast of Queensland, Australia. The islands are peaks of drowned mountain ranges, separated by rising sea levels more than 10,000 years ago. With 74 Islands and over 1500 types of fish you will witness the most beautiful spots in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. The Whitsundays is a very popular tourist destination for both Australian and international visitors. This area is a boating paradise with deep blue waters, tropical weather and secluded islands to explore. The islands are still in pristine condition and protected by the National Parks.