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Travel Guide Oceania Australia Queensland Whitsunday Islands

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Introduction

Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach

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Most travellers arrive at the beautiful Whitsunday Islands by sailboat from Airlie Beach. It's a suitably romantic way to arrive - the islands are lovely. There are some great sections of reef to explore, by snorkelling or diving, and some fabulous beaches to kick back on including glorious Whitehaven Beach which changes shade as the light passes over.

If you intend to sail and are on a budget, it is best to wait until the day before and book your trip in Airlie Beach as spare places on boats are often available at huge discounts.

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Sights and Activities

Because of their location on the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsundays are a perfect place to experience world class snorkelling and scuba diving

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Getting There

By Plane

You can fly from most Australian capital cities to the Whitsundays Airport (approximately 40 minutes drive from the town of Airlie Beach) on the mainland or directly onto Hamilton Island.

By Boat

Regular ferry transfers depart from Shute Harbour (25 minutes by bus from Airlie Beach) to/from the major Whitsunday islands.

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Sleep

PropertyAddressTypePopularity
Long Island ResortLong Island, Whitsunday Passage QueenslandHostel-

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