In the heart of Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef lies The Whitsundays, a place of stunning natural beauty. You can immerse yourself in diving or snorkeling around breathtaking reef teeming with colourful marine life. Step onto the esplanade and you will find the Airlie Beach Lagoon, shady grass for picnics and BBQs and flat seaside paths ideal for walking, cycling or running, connecting Airlie Beach, Coral Sea Resort, Abel Point Marina, Shingley Beach and Cannonvale Beach.
The Whitsunday Islands are a collection of continental islands of various sizes off the central coast of Queensland, Australia, situated between just south of Bowen and to the north of Mackay, some 900 kilometres (560 mi) north of Brisbane. The island group is centred on Whitsunday Island, while the group's commercial centre is Hamilton Island. The traditional owners of the area are the Ngaro People and the Gia People (Birri Gubba Language Group), the Juru Clan of which has the only recognised Native Title in the Region.
Access to the islands is either by direct boat transfers, ferries from Airlie Beach, Shute Harbour or Hamilton Island marina or via a drop off from a day tour exploring the islands. Hamilton Island has its own airport access with direct flights available.
28 Aug 2015