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Whitsunday Islands

Welcome to the heart of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef – littered with 74 islands ranging from luxurious qualia at Hamilton Island and One&Only Hayman Island to family-friendly Long and Daydream Islands.

Spoilt for choice

•Step onto the soft silica sand of Whitehaven Beach or spoil your loved one with a romantic aerial tour of Heart Reef.
•Hike the many bush trails for 360-degree panoramic views, or traverse the Ngaro Sea Trail.
•Swim, snorkel and dive on the fringing reef surrounding the islands or take a day trip to the outer Great Barrier Reef.

Save & splurge

•Opt for an impressive bathtub with a view or camp overnight on a reef pontoon.
•Sip cocktails from the comfort of your deck chair as you sail your own private charter yacht or grab a kayak and start paddling.

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Great Barrier Reef

Want to do the Great Barrier Reef right? Put yourself at the heart of it! Here are four reef travel suggestions from The Whitsundays for you to try.

Sail above the reef
Be a part of the action on an ocean racer or tall ship, or let the crew do the work for you on a luxury yacht or launch.

Snorkel the island fringing reefs
The concentrated pockets of fringing reef offer up beautifully coloured corals and marine life within the calm, sheltered boundaries of the islands. Day tours will take you to the best spots.

Scoot to the outer reef
Launching from Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island, scoot beyond the islands to spend the day snorkelling or scuba diving on the outer Great Barrier Reef.

Fly over the reef
The ultimate Whitsundays reef experience can only been seen from the air. Take a scenic flight over Heart Reef and prepare to have your mind blown.