The Whitsundays attractions

Island in The Whitsundays

Hook Island

The 53-sq-km Hook Island, the second-largest island in the Whitsunday group, is predominantly national park and rises to 450m at Hook Peak. There are a number of good beaches dotted around the island, and some of th…
Island in The Whitsundays

Lindeman Island

The best known of the 13 coral-fringed specks in the Lindeman Islands National Park, this island is traditionally owned by the Ngaro, an Aboriginal seafaring people. The Club Med resort that opened here in 1992 clos…
National Park in Airlie Beach

Conway National Park

On the Conway Peninsula you'll find this serene national park, once the hunting grounds of the Giru Dala and still home to large swaths of lowland tropical rainforest, remote mangroves, rocky uplands, and pandanus a…
Island in The Whitsundays

Whitsunday Island

Largest of the paradisiacal group to which it gives its name, Whitsunday Island is a forested beauty surrounded by warm, shallow, coral-rich seas. Its most photographed site is the dazzling 7km-long Whitehaven Beach…
Beach in The Whitsundays

Whitehaven Beach

One of of Australia's most photogenic and hyped beaches, Whitehaven is a pristine 7km-long stretch of blinding sand (at 98% pure silica, some of the whitest in the world) framed by lush vegetation and a brilliant bl…
Island in The Whitsundays

Daydream Island

Just 5km from Shute Harbour, the rainforest-cloaked, reef-fringed Daydream Island is only 1km long and 200m wide, allowing it to be explored in an hour or two. For most visitors, the natural port of call is the 277-…
Island in The Whitsundays

Armit Island

Little-visited Armit, in the northern Whitsundays, boasts fringing reef, secluded anchorage, nesting birds from October to March, and a peaceful, facility-free beach campsite accessible to those on boats.
Island in The Whitsundays

South Molle Island

The largest of its group, South Molle is virtually joined to its reef-fringed siblings, Mid and North Molle Islands. Hit hard by Cyclone Debbie in March 2017, its resort in Bauer Bay was yet to reopen at the time of…
Island in The Whitsundays

Gloucester Island

Part of the northern Whitsundays, tree-swaddled Gloucester is so close to the Queensland mainland at Hideaway Bay that Captain Cook declared it 'Cape Gloucester'. Quiet and lovely, it hosts two very basic camp sites…
Island in The Whitsundays

Hayman Island

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 mos…