Introducing Whitsunday Coast
The Whitsunday Coast is Australia’s Tahiti – a hedonistic tropical playground where you can sail glossy azure seas, camp on pearly white beaches under a blanket of southern constellations and snorkel in the brilliantly clear turquoise water belonging to the Great Barrier Reef National Marine Park. Yes, the Whitsundays are a dreamy place with few flaws – bouts of stormy weather are about the worst we can think of.
Although the Whitsunday Islands steal the show, there are plenty of alternatives to sailing, swimming, snorkelling and sun-soaking along this stretch of coast. A healthy spread of national parks in the area provides tremendous opportunities for bushwalking, camping and platypus spotting. Then there’s the partying: Airlie Beach is the gateway to the islands and chocked with restaurants, bars, clubs and heady good times.