Welcome to the Whitsundays, heart of the Great
Barrier Reef. -
The Whitsunday Islands are a collection of 74
Islands. Almost all of the islands are national parks. Eight of
these Islands have been developed into resorts ( Hayman Island,
Hamilton Island, South Molle, Daydream Island, Lindeman Island,
Long Island, Brampton Island and Hook Island). The remaining 66
islands are untouched. In the surrounding turquoise waters you
will find thousands of species of coral, fish, turtles, dolphins,
dugong and Mantaray. In the winter season, you will also witness
the splendour of humpback whales.
The Whitsunday islands are remnants of a coastal range
which was submerged when sea levels rose at the end of
the ice age.
The Whitsundays is about 1125 km North of Brisbane and
about 725 Km South of Cairns. Airlie Beach is the mainland
base for exploring the Whitsunday Islands.
Hill Inlet - Whitsunday Island
From April to October, daytime temperatures are 20 to 24 degrees
C and vary at night from 14 to 18 degrees. From November to March,
the daytime range is 24 to 30 degrees with nights from 18 to 26.
The water temperature remains at a constant 20 to 22 degrees throughout
Things to do in the Whitsundays
There is much to do in the Whitsundays....You can enjoy the mainland,
sail or cruise the beautiful Whitsunday Islands, dive and snorkel
the cays and surrounding reef or simply enjoy a picnic on a deserted
Nara Inlet - Hook Island
Snorkelling, diving, island hopping,
cruising, fishing, seakayaking, parasailing, quad-biking,
touring and jetskiing, are just a few of the activities you
can enjoy in the Whitsundays.
Your host of Whitsunday
Organic B&B, John Sergeant, sailed into the Whitsunday
Islands from England after a two year voyage. If you have
the opportunity, John recommends at least a 2 Night 3 Day
Sailing trip to enjoy this World Heritage destination.
From Airlie Beach, you may wish to do a
daytrip taking you to the best of the Whitsundays pristine locations including
Whitehaven Beach with its 7km stretch of white silica sand.
Soak up the beauty and wildlife on one of many coastal walking
trails (The Great Walks) on the Mainland or on the Islands.
Dive the Coral Reefs
The Whitsundays offer a limitless variety of diving and
snorkelling opportunities. The islands are ringed by fringing
coral reefs with a diversity of coral and fish species.
The Whitsundays caters for a range of diving opportunities
from introductory courses for beginners to Full Padi Open
Water Diver Certificate Courses.
Snorkelling is an easy skill to learn and a great way to
appreciate the natural beauty of The Great Barrier Reef Marine
Diving the Whitsunday Coral Reefs
Whitsunday Islands - Airlie Beach - Queensland