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Whitsunday Islands

Southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Queensland, Australia
(07) 4945 3711
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Ranked #390 of 864 Attractions in Queensland
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Type: Islands
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Snorkeling
Traveler Description: Come see the land "Down under", it is a place of wonder.  The Great Barrier Reef is a place where time has "stood still" - un-affected by man or... more »
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

The main attraction of Whitsunday Islands is probably Whitehaven beach. It's so beautiful and interesting to watch from above, but on the beach there is not really a lot to do. It's not the best place to go for a swin. The sand however is so fine, it's said you can brush your teeth with it and that will make... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
27 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

If you want to see first hand the many sea life, from turtles, fish, sharks, or just want to relax on one of the many Islands that are within the Whitsundays, this will be such an amazing and fun filled place for you to visit. So many Islands to choose from where you what to enjoy. A place for families,... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We took a day trip package out from Airlie beach for breakfast on Daydream Island and lunch on Hamilton Island. Unfortunately there was a cyclone on its way so the weather wasn't great. Daydream Island consists of a resort and I think it would be lovely in good weather as there are many pools and beaches. We had a lovely... More

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Went to the Whitsundays in mid jan and apparently arrived just as storms and high winds did. This meant that a lot of activities we were looking forward to (such as hiring our own dinghy, or kayaking) weren't possible. However still had a fabulous time! We stayed on Airlie beach to be more cost effective as resort prices were steep... More

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Texas City, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Hamilton Island, one of the Whitsunday Islands off the coast of Brisbane, Australia is a great place to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery. A short boat ride (I took a ferry) to the Great Coral Reef is a must.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Flew into Hamilton Island airport directly and I must say it is truly a holiday destination. Only 30 percent of the island has been developed. The rest remains literally untouched. The island is incredible...easy to get around and can easily go to many of the 74 surrounding islands. Am just leaving and had to write before I forgot! The latest... More

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Anna Maria, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

My trip started with a sailboat charter out of Airlie Beach where I met other travellers from around the world. You can join in and sail the boat or sit back and relax while you island hop through the Whitsunday's. Nothing has compared to the crystal clear warm ocean waters teaming with marine life. Snorkelling, diving and exploring the islands... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012 via mobile

I have been around the world a fair bit and just love the whitsundays!! It is safe, small but not too small, friendly and whe you are out on the water you can actually go to bays and inlets and have the whole place to yourself. We actually get a bit annoyed when people pull up near us!! Great value... More

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Brisbane Qld Australia
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135 reviews 135 reviews
51 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

We had a boating holiday i the Whitsunday's via Hamilton Island, weather was good for winter, water to cold to swim in. In summer to many stingers so thats not the time to go either! Famous Whitehaven Beach whilst it looks great, go there when the tide is out and you will see a million stingrays. Hamilton Island is an... More

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Victoria, Canada
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22 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

The Whitsunday Islands are one of the most beautiful set of islands in the world, if you love to sail, snorkel, or just plan be out on the water, this is the place for you. You can spend your days sailing around the islands, each islands having its own unique attractions. Whitehaven Beach the one not to be missed, it's... More

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