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Top Attractions In The Whitsunday Islands – Let The Spectacular Islands Amaze You

By Preetha Manivelan - July 8, 2020
A heart-shaped structure in the middle of the beach in the Whitsunday Islands

The Whitsunday Islands are nothing short of a true paradise. Being an archipelago of 74 islands, the Whitsundays is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Australia. Whether you are looking for a family-friendly destination or an eco-friendly place or an outdoor adventure, there is something for everyone in the Whitsundays. These islands stay on the top of the best places to visit in Australia where you can experience the best of adventures which include sailing, snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing and beach basking. Here is everything that you need to know about the Whitsunday Islands and the top attractions that you can visit while you are there.

A beautiful view of the Whitsunday Islands
Photo by Nicolas Weldingh on Unsplash

Top attractions in the Whitsunday Islands

Below are some of the top attractions that you must add to your places to visit in the Whitsunday Islands:

  1. Great Barrier Reef
  2. Whitehaven Beach
  3. Hamilton Island
  4. Hayman Island
  5. Long Island
  6. Daydream Island
  7. Hook Island
  8. Whitsunday Islands National Park
  9. Airlie Beach
  10. Shute Harbour

1. Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef is an iconic place to visit on your trip to the Whitsundays. It is one of the places where you can try the best of adventures. It is a well-known place that has ideal conditions for you to try activities which include sailing, cruising, snorkelling, and scuba diving. Great Barrier Reef is said to be the only place that is visible from space.

Great Barrier Reef, one of the top attractions in the Whitsunday Islands
Photo by Carles Rabada on Unsplash

2. Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach extends to 7 km in the Whitsundays and said to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Australia. The highlight of this beach is the Hill Inlet, which is a pretty cove where the tides swirl both the white sand and the aqua sea, displaying a beautiful combination of colours. And to explore this beach, there are several walking trails for you.

A view of the Whitehaven Beach in Australia
Photo by Elena Emmy on Unsplash

3. Hamilton Island

With beautiful attractions, luxurious resorts and adventuresome activities, Hamilton Island is said to be one of the top-visited islands in the Whitsundays. Here, you can try some watersports, play golf, relax at the restaurants, experience wildlife at Wild Life Hamilton Island and so much more. You can even take a trip from the Hamilton Island to Great Barrier Reef and the Whitehaven Beach, which are the key highlights at this place.

A picture that was taken at the Hamilton Island
Photo by Nicolas Weldingh on Unsplash

4. Hayman Island

Located at the northernmost part of the Whitsundays is Hayman Island, which could be reached by taking a seaplane, helicopter or luxury yacht. Here, you can have the world’s best diving and snorkelling experience. Apart from these, you can also enjoy kayaking, swimming, sailing and hiking the walking trails. Moreover, Hayman Island is a perfect mix of both beauty and adventure.

A beautiful view of the Hayman Island
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5. Long Island

As the name speaks for itself, it is one of the longest islands in the Whitsundays. It extends to 9 km and the national park in the Long Island covers the most of it. This quiet island is well known for its tranquillity and offers the best snorkelling and beachcombing experience. Long Island is not only famous for the exciting watersports but also for the amazing experience that its national park has to offer.

6. Daydream Island

Being one of the smallest islands in the Whitsundays does not make Daydream Island less-visited. It remains as a family-friendly place for a perfect getaway. Like other islands in the Whitsundays, Daydream Island is also famous for some watersports. Apart from that, you can have some sightseeing experiences which include rainforest walks, reef fishing and coral-viewing trips.

A picture that was taken at the Daydream Island
Photo by Catrin Johnson on Unsplash

7. Hook Island

Like Long Island, the national park in Hook Island covers the biggest part of the island. This picturesque island offers a few hiking experiences to the ancient aboriginal cave and a beautiful waterfall. The key highlights in this place are snorkelling and scuba diving.

A picture that was taken at the Hook Island
Image Credits: Google Images

8. Whitsunday Islands National Park

Whitsunday Islands National Park is one of the world’s top national parks. Some of the top things that you can enjoy here are diving, snorkelling along the reefs, fishing and hiking the trails. For all the wildlife enthusiasts out there, make sure you don’t miss out on this experience as you will be amazed to see the exciting wildlife here.

Whitsunday Islands National Park, one of the attractions in the Whitsunday Islands
Photo by Pierre-Henry de Soria on Unsplash

9. Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays is absolutely deserving of a visit. From sailing to scuba diving to skydiving, you will find plenty of reasons to love Airlie Beach. The main attraction that you can visit here is the Conway National Park where you will have the beautiful tropical rainforests and waterfalls.

A beautiful view of the sunrise in Airlie Beach, one of the attractions in Whitsunday Islands
Photo by Nicolas Weldingh on Unsplash

10. Shute Harbour

Shute Harbour is a popular place for island tours and fishing trips. Tourists come here to hike to the top of Coral Point to enjoy some panoramic views of the ocean, islands and the harbour. And here, you can walk and also enjoy some scenic views in the surrounding national parks.

A picture of the Shute Harbour in Australia
Image Credits: Google Images

Aren’t the Whitsunday Islands remarkable? Being home to a group of 74 islands, the Whitsunday Islands is one of the best exotic islands and have every element to fascinate you. Be it the beauty of the islands or the adventure you try there, it has the best to offer. To plan your trip to Whitsunday Islands, visit the website of Pickyourtrail and check out some amazing packages to Australia. You can even customize the package, the way you want. Leave a WhatsApp inquiry for more options.

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