Is Cairns In The Whitsundays

The simple answer is no, Cairns is not in The Whitsundays.  Cairns is located roughly 1000km north of the northernmost island in The Whitsunday Group.  Cairns is your access point to the outer Great Barrier Reef and Airlie Beach is your access point to The Whitsundays. While both locations have a lot to offer, we strongly suggest flicking through our…

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Is The Whitsundays The Great Barrier Reef?

The good news is that The Whitsundays are in fact part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.  Unlike visiting the reef from Cairns where the ocean is unprotected and often quite violent, The Whitsundays has been given shelter in the form of islands. The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park includes the fringing reefs that hug most of The Whitsunday…

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Do you need a passport to go to The Whitsundays from Australia?

The Whitsunday Islands are legally speaking, part of the Australian mainland as they sit within the continental shelf. However, photographic identification, such as an Australian Driver's Licence or Proof of Age card should be carried at all times.  A valid passport meets this identification requirement and is the preferred means of documentation to expedite passenger processing and provide passenger identification…

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Is The Whitsundays An Island?

The islands themselves are part of The Cumberland Island Group which was named by Captain James Cook in honour of his royal highness, The Duke of Cumberland. The greater Cumberland Island group was divided into five sections; The Whitsunday GroupThe Lindeman GroupThe Anchor IslandsThe Sir James Smith GroupSouthern Cumberland Islands National Park The Whitsunday Group is commonly referred to as…

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Are There Crocodiles In Airlie Beach

However, it has happened. Most commonly, crocodiles that are spotted around the Airlie Beach area are in marinas such as Coral Sea Marina.  While it is extremely rare, it can always be a possibility. Crocodiles don’t live in the Airlie Beach area but in passing through they may stop in to the marina and hang out for a few days. …

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Hook Island – Whitsundays Complete Guide

This guide aims to give you complete knowledge of everything that Hook Island offers.   Mantaray Bay Mantaray Bay is perhaps the most popular snorkel site on Hook Island due to the abundance of fish life which is named ‘The Aquarium’ by local tour guides.   Here you will find Maori Wrasse (George), Giant Trevally, Batfish and thousands of Yellow-tail…

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When Is The Best Time To Visit Airlie Beach And The Whitsundays

When is the best time of year to visit Airlie Beach and The Whitsundays?   Spring is the best time to visit, more specifically, the months of September to November because the weather is perfect and town is pumping.   Why?   Weather  Weatherwise this is our best time of year because it’s hot, but not too humid for our…

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White Haven Beach, Whit Sunday, Arlie Beach And Other Common Misspellings

White Haven Beach Correctly spelt it’s Whitehaven Beach.   Whitehaven Beach is the very famous, beautiful stip of pure white sand in The Whitsundays.  You can find out more information by clicking the button below.   Whit Sunday Islands Correctly spelt it’s Whitsunday Islands. The Whitsunday Islands are a group of Islands just offshore from the North Queensland Coast.  While The…

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Airlie Beach Weather In December

Christmas time in Airlie Beach and The Whitsundays is always a mixed bag of weather and by that I mean, sunshine, rain, wind, heat and not necessarily in that order. TEMPERATURE In December, Airlie Beach and The Whitsundays will start to get proper summer temperatures in excess of 33 degrees Celsius by day and 25 degrees at night. Humidity will…

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Airlie Beach Weather In November

November is when we start to come into the wet season in Airlie Beach and The Whitsundays.  This means we see temperatures heading towards ‘hot’ and some rain starts to fall. TEMPERATURE In November, Airlie Beach and The Whitsundays starts to heat up to those tropical temperatures that you would expect from north Queensland.  Temperatures generally hover around 30 degrees…

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