1. Whitehaven Beach

With crystal clear water and pristine white sand this is a paradise hot spot not to be missed. Take a cruise to Whitehaven Beach, swim, relax or walk up the hill to enjoy the contrast of beautiful colours overlooking Hill Inlet. It’s no wonder this is one of Australia’s most photographed beaches. 

2. Dining Experiences

The island resorts offer some amazing dining options that will tempt your tastebuds. Enjoy signature gourmet experiences such as Dining with the Tides on Orpheus Island or Lizard Island’s seven course degustation dinner served on the beach. Or why not grab a picnic hamper and head for a secluded beach. 

3. Snorkel from a Coral Cay Island

Stay on Heron or Lady Elliot islands where you can swim off the beach and into the underwater paradise of the Southern Great Barrier Reef. See turtles, dugongs, dolphins and thousands of species of brightly coloured fish swimming through amazing coral formations. 

4. Fraser Island

Discover World Heritage Listed Fraser Island. Hire a 4WD and drive along 75 Mile Beach, a fisherman’s paradise. Explore the inland lakes and streams, hike up coloured sand cliffs and admire the natural beauty of the rainforest.

5. Sailing

If stopping on a deserted beach to see an amazing sunset or dropping anchor to snorkel away from the crowd appeals, consider a cruise or hire a yacht. With 74 Whitsunday Islands to choose from, your options are endless.

6. Great Barrier Reef

Tick the Great Barrier Reef off your bucket list. It’s not surprising this national treasure is a must do for all visitors. See the abundance of amazing marine life and beautiful coral. You can even stay on the reef overnight – an experience you won’t forget. 

View of the Great Barrier Reef

7. Renew & Revitalise

Holidays are all about unwinding so take the opportunity to pamper yourself at one of the fabulous island spas. Indulge in treatments designed to heal mind, body and spirit.

8. Watersports

Enjoy the warm waters of Queensland’s islands and coastline with a myriad of watersports. Resort towns and islands offer a seemingly endless selection including stand-up paddle boarding, jet skiing, kayaking, parasailing, windsurfing, catamaran sailing, fishing and more! 

9. Heart Reef

Take a seaplane flight over the iconic and breathtaking Heart Reef in the Whitsundays. A truly spectacular view. 

Heart Reef located on the Great Barrier Reef

10. Animal Encounters

Nature lovers are well rewarded on Queensland’s islands. Visit Heron Island or Lady Elliot Island to see an abundance of birdlife and Green turtles in their natural environment from January to May. Hand feed wild dolphins year round at Tangalooma Island Resort – an unforgettable experience. Or get up close to the gentle giants of the sea with a whale watching cruise from Tangalooma or Kingfisher Bay Resort between June and October.