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Whitsunday Islands

Southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Queensland, Australia
(07) 4945 3711
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Ranked #310 of 741 Attractions in Queensland
Type: Islands, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Snorkeling
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Type: Islands, Outdoors
Activities: Viewing wildlife, Snorkeling
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

This is an amazing place to go with family and friends. The water is cristal clean and sand is supper white.

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Sunshine Coast QLD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We took our boat up and cruised the Whitsundays for a month, it was magic. September was perfect weather (they say it's the best time to go) and every few days we would book in for a night at the Hamilton Island Marina to refuel, stock up with groceries and water. There are lots of walks and islands and beaches... More 

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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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Eight Mile Plains, Australia
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33 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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
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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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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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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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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
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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