Welcome to The Whitsundays
Some of the oldest archaeological sites on the east coast are found here and you can only imagine the displeasure of the Ngaro people at losing such land to sawmills and force.
Five of the islands have resorts but most are uninhabited, and several offer back-to-nature beach camping and bushwalking. Whitehaven Beach is the finest beach in the Whitsundays and, many claim, the world. Airlie Beach, on the mainland, is the coastal hub and major gateway to the islands, where you can book myriad tours and activities, or just party hard.