Whitsundays Facts and Statistics
The Whitsundays is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and one of Australia's most desirable holiday destinations.
The Whitsundays encompasses 74 tropical islands, tourism based towns (Cannonvale, Airlie Beach and Shute Harbour) and the rural town of Proserpine.
With 70% of the region protected Marine and National Park. The driving force of economy for the resident population of 15 200 are tourism, sugar cane farming and cattle grazing.
Over 500 000 visitors arrive each year to enjoy the wonders that make the Whitsundays one of the world's most desirable destinations.