Hayman Island

The Whitsundays

The most northerly of the Whitsunday group, little Hayman is just 4 sq km in area and rises to 250m above sea level. It has forested hills, valleys and beaches, and a luxury five-star resort – one of Australia's most celebrated, and long a stage for the lifestyles of the rich and famous. Access to the island is only possible if you're a guest at the resort.

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1. Butterfly Bay

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2. Hook Island

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The 53-sq-km Hook Island, the second-largest island in the Whitsunday group, is predominantly national-park territory, its highest point being Hook Peak …

3. Daydream Island

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4. South Molle Island

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5. Armit Island

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6. Whitsunday Island

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7. Conway National Park

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8. Whitehaven Beach

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