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The Whitsundays The Micronesia of Australia

Everyone one loves palm-fringed islands, but if you don’t want to travel all the way to Fiji, Indonesia, Micronesia or Vanuatu, why not try the Whitsundays? Here, you can snorkelling with reef fish in transparent waters, do some yachting, sip tropical drinks on a postcard-perfect beach – you know the drill...

Top attractions

Scuba Diving

Spend a night on the reef

Sleep under the stars at the Reefworld pontoon, after spending your day snorkelling; enjoy a barbecue dinner while the sun sets over the horizon.

Scuba Diving

Jet ski tours

Several companies run jet ski tours to different parts of the Whitsundays, so if you ‘feel the need for speed’, try it out!

Scuba Diving

Hamilton Island

Hamilton has something for everyone: quiet beaches, top restaurants, loads of watersports activities and inspiring natural scenery.

Fact finder

The Whitsundays are the largest cluster of offshore islands in all of Australia. Of 74 total islands, 60 are uninhabited. It’s also home to Whitehaven Beach, internationally recognised as one of the top 5 beaches on earth. The majority of the islands are made up of protected national park areas. It’s a lovely part of Australia – which may be why more than 1500 people get married here every year.1

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