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Address: Southern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, Queensland, Queensland, Australia
Phone Number: (07) 4945 3711
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Fantastic but extremely late review

This has got to be the best place for beaches ive ever travelled to. The waters are crystal clear the sand is so fine i think its actually called silica. Theres nothing to do... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 weeks ago
timmy39lou27
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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This has got to be the best place for beaches ive ever travelled to. The waters are crystal clear the sand is so fine i think its actually called silica. Theres nothing to do there but you only spend a few hours on the island and as i love laying on the beach when im on holiday it felt like... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

We all disliked Whitehaven Beach (north end). Too many planes, helicopters, boats and even drones. Daytrippers all over the place. Why go on a 3 night boat trip on one of the better boats, only to go where all the daytrippers go? It was 2 hours of boredom in the hot sun, with mosquitos. Even the swimming was bad –... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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237 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

Going by boat through these magical islands with hilltops and stunning vistas is a gift to give yourself. The clear blue green water and blue sky above cannot be appreciated by a mere picture. The islands have beautiful sand, colorful flowers, beautiful birds and abundance of tropical trees. This area beats Fiji so don't miss it if coming to Australia.

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Thank AwesomeladyUS
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

AMAZING ISLANDS!!! We travel during 3 days around the islands of Whitsundays, epic scenarios. The tours are a pic expensive but totally worth it. It feels like you in a foreigner country like Fiji or something. It's a must do in Australia.

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Briancon, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016

I was travelling in australia without know where i will be going and then, in airlie beach i decide to take a boat to go to the whitsundays islands It was the most beautiful 3 days in my life i cannot forget them ever ! we been snorkling, canoing , eating very good, drinking ...for 3 fanstastic days

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Thank Marine B
Swindon, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 241 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016

This is one of the most beautiful areas in the world. If you are anywhere near, it's worth making to effort to go and see this with your own eyes. There are so many ways of seeing the islands but research which one suits you the best as most don't actually get you any significant time anywhere.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

We chartered a yacht from Charter Yachts Australia and were able to travel between the islands for a week. We used national park moorings and were able to take our dinghy to deserted islands. Views were amazing. Snorkelled with turtles and a dugong not far away. So much life in the water. I'd recommend this part of the world to... More 

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Letchworth, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2016

The best way to explore these is obviously by boat. The archipelago consists more than 90 most of them are uninhabited, and all baring four are whole or partial national parks. My wife and I spent two nights on a catamaran visiting various islands and beaches. Though we did not snorkel, being non-swimmers, but it adds to your enjoyment and... More 

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2016 via mobile

The Whitsundays are just so lovely. Each Island is different, some are deserted, others are sparse and there are a few resorts. We avoided these as we were looking for seclusion. We walked, climbed and sailed to all areas. The beaches are wonderful with White Haven topping the list with a breathtaking vista when viewed from the viewpoint accessed from... More 

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delhi
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

The Whitsunday Islands are a group of 74 islands bordered by the Great Barrier Reef, located off the coast of Queensland. Tall palm trees, clear blue water, white sand and a soothing atmosphere, this place is no less than paradise. One can enjoy the island, either by relaxing on the beach or my swimming and scuba diving in the waters.... More 

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