The Whitsundays is home to sparkling bright beaches, crystal-clear ocean waters, and tropical rainforests. It’s the very definition of paradise, and on the bucket list of many. If you are planning to visit, make sure you do it the right way; we’ve compiled a list of fantastic ways to see the Whitsundays.
1. Meet prehistoric beasts
This full-day crocodile safari will take you through the ‘Wild Whitsundays.’ Keep an eye out for crocodiles lounging on the water’s edge! This tour will take you on a 2-hour cruise through the various rivers of the area, letting you observe various types of native wildlife in their natural habitats. You will also explore wetlands on a tractor-pulled wagon ride, ending with a delicious prepared Aussie BBQ and a drop-off back to your accommodation.
2. Cruise the Whitsunday Islands
This cruise will take you around the Whitsunday Islands, including the dreamy, must-see Whitehaven Beach. Spend the day cruising the tranquil waters of the Coral Sea and see spectacular sights along the way. Morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea is provided. Splash around in the waters of Whitehaven Beach, hike up to Hill Inlet Lookout, and go snorkelling on this unforgettable tour. A glass bottom boat tour of the surrounding reefs is also available to those who don’t like getting their feet wet.
3. Reef and Island Scenic Flight From Airlie Beach
This 1-hour scenic flight will take you over the Whitsunday Islands and surrounding reefs and will be one experience you won’t forget. See sights such as Shute Harbour, Whitehaven Beach, Heart Reef, Daydream Island and more while your pilot guide provides expert commentary. You can choose from several departures throughout the day and go with one that suits your holiday plans best.
4. Whitehaven Beach Tour
This tour has everything you could ask for when spending a day at Whitehaven Beach; a barbecue, Hill Inlet Lookout bushwalk, and snorkelling. You also have the option to go swimming or go for a relaxing stroll on the shoreline. Share the experience with wildlife including native birds, marine life, and goannas. While you’ll spend most of the time on the beach, you are also free to explore the surrounding areas. Don’t forget your camera – some say Whitehaven Beach is one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
5. Rafting Tour to Whitehaven Beach
See all there is to see around Whitehaven Beach in a stunning way; by travelling on a sturdy, action-packed rafting tour! The high-speed tour is both exhilirating and will get your adrenaline pumping, as well as providing an excellent opportunity to sightsee. Upon arrival at Whitehaven beach, you have free time to explore, snorkel, hike, and swim to your heart’s content before heading back to your accommodation at the end of the day.
So, what are you waiting for? Make your way over to the gorgeous Whitsundays on your next family trip, and be amazed by all the region has to offer. You’ll feel like you’ve entered a dream! If you’re looking for accommodations or places to eat, we’ve got that covered too.
Feature image courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland. Photographer: Jason Hill.