Attractions of the Whitsundays
Arguably one of the most naturally beautiful places in the world, the Whitsundays are a blessed part of Australia with 74 tropical islands, aqua waters of the Coral Sea, Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach, Heart Reef and much, much more. They have so many beautiful, natural attractions on offer that have to be seen to be believed.
The Heart Reef is one of the most beautiful and infamous individual reefs in the world. The naturally-formed heart shaped reef is a world-wide attraction, where people come from all over to see its beauty. This romantic reef can only be viewed from above, making a scenic flight the best way to see it for yourself. As part of the Great Barrier Reef, you'll have to fly over the Whitsunday Islands to view it, making for an amazing all-around tour.
Voted as one of the world’s most beautiful beaches on numerous occasions, Whitehaven Beach’s silica sands have to be seen to be believed. It's 7 kilometres of sand and aqua blue waters make for an amazing sight, where you can enjoy swimming and relaxing, or taking a stroll down the water line. You can visit Whitehaven Beach, which is located on Whitsunday Island, on both day sailing trips or overnight boat trips.
Hill Inlet is best viewed from the famous Hill Inlet Lookout, located a short bushwalk from Whitehaven Beach. From the top you can see the famour swirling sands below that Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach are known for, taking time to grab an amazing photo to share with family and friends. Along the way, spot native flora and fauna.
A smaller section of reef, Hardy Reef is one of the most popular reefs in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. This is accessible with a day trip or overnight trip to the outer reef and a great place to snorkel and scuba dive.
Famous for its population of the elusive mantarays at certain times of the year, Mantaray Bay is a popular snorkelling location for day and overnight boat trips. It is located around the Whitsunday islands and is a favourite for snorkellers and scuba divers alike!
Cedar Creek Falls
Cedar Creek Falls is driving distance from Airlie Beach and is a naturally formed waterfall hidden in rainforest on the mainland of the Whitsundays. This is a popular swimming location during the wet season.
Blue Pearl Bay
Situated on the north-west side of Hayman Island, Blue Pearl Bay is a popular snorkelling and diving location with its incredible marine life and coral species. Many day and overnight trips visit the bay and it is known as being one of the most beautiful and diverse reefs around the Whitsunday islands.
Conway National Park
Get back to nature with any incredible walk along through the Conway National Park on Airlie Beach's mainland. After a walk through the park land, all tracks end with an amazing view over the Coral Sea.
The Whitsundays are one of the most diverse and beautiful regions in Australia. With reefs, waterfalls, national parks, snorkelling, hiking, camping and luxury all right here, there is something for everyone to see and do!