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.
Whitehaven Beach is 7 km long and situated on the largest island – The Whitsunday Island. The beach is famous for its crystal clear waters and perfect 98% silica white sand. The beach won the award for the top eco-friendly beach in the world in 2010. It’s also the most photographed beach in the world. Whitehaven Beach is a must-see for all travellers to the area.
Airlie Beach has a diverse range of accommodation to suit any traveller. The town boasts many restaurants, cafes and bars. Airlie Lagoon is a 140-metre x 40-metre saltwater swimming lagoon. Admission is free and features BBQs and lifeguards in the precinct seven days a week.