Things to Do & Attractions

Things To Do in the Whitsundays

Explore the Whitsundays from the bow of a sailboat, cruise through the islands and drop anchor for a quick snorkel and wake up to a sunrise over world famous Whitehaven Beach. Or enjoy the spoils of a mainland resort with Coral Sea views at Airlie Beach, yet another 74 island wonder.

With its natural beauty and world-renowned icons, the Whitsundays are on many travellers' wishlists. You can knock off a few items on your bucket list right here: scuba dive the Great Barrier Reef, sink your toes into the pure white sands of Whitehaven Beach, take a scenic flight over the Whitsunday Islands, teach the kids how to fish, go snorkelling and have a family holiday or a romantic escape on an island resort.


Experience the Whitsundays

Whether you are into adrenalin and excitement or prefer some good old fashioned rest and relaxation, the Whitsundays has a wide variety of experiences to make your holiday one of the most memorable ever.

Activities & Experiences

Find a wide range of tours, activities, cruises and getaways for the Whitsundays including Airlie Beach, Whitehaven Beach, the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef and book online!

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Adventure Activities

The Whitsundays is great for relaxing but it’s also the perfect place for adrenalin junkies to get their kicks either on land, by sea or up in the air. You can Skydive Airlie Beach which is considered one of the greatest drop zones in the world or hop on board a Tigermoth for a heart racing aerobatic flight right in front of Airlie Beach! There’s so many choices with lots of options for the more faint hearted.

Boat Charters

Choose from an array of motor and sailing yachts, motor cruises or catamarans to charter around the pristine, warm seas of the Whitsundays. The only question to ask yourself next is, do I sail myself or do I choose a crewed charter? Crewing yourself is called a bareboat charter and while you don’t need to have a license it makes it a whole lot easier if someone has boating experience.

Whitsunday & Reef Cruises

We think there’s no better way to explore the Whitsundays than to take a relaxing and scenic boat cruise through the magnificent islands and reefs. There’s a whole host of options for you to choose from including day trips, bare boat and skippered charters. There’s a range of day trips leaving the mainland and large resort islands so you can visit a few of the 74 Whitsunday Islands all in a day.

Day Spas

There's nothing quite like indulging yourself to some pampering while on holidays; a pool side massage, foot spa, manicure, facial - in fact it should be a rule! Spoil yourself and get a new hair style and spray tan to complete the "I've just holidayed in the tropics" look. If you happen to find yourself on a Whitsundays holiday during a rain spell, then a day indoors at a spa is the perfect idea, and no need to feel guilty about missing the sunshine while treating yourself at a day spa.

Flying Adventures

It's often said, the best way to appreciate the true beauty of the Whitsundays region is from the air. Giving you an overall picture of the many islands, clean white beaches, reefs and rainforest-clad mainland, a view from the air is unmatched and gives you a completely different perspective. From above, the reefs make some interesting shapes and patterns, with one even closely resembling a heart, making it a popular destination for marriage proposals!

Golf Courses

Whatever your handicap there’s a golf course for everyone at The Whitsundays. Tee off on a Whitsundays Island or mainland golf course while enjoying picturesque views of this stunning region. Choose a challenging 18 hole course, or if you don’t think your quite up to the task there’s a great 19 hole themed mini golf course on Hamilton Island that’s popular with all ages.


Eating out in the Whitsundays is a great experience with some of the freshest seafood on offer. Australia is known for its wonderful produce and diverse flavours so you’ll be able to find a restaurant to suit anyone’s tastes. Indian, Thai, Japanese, Italian and good old Aussie pub grub, you can have it all. Romantic dinner spots, casual cafes, room service, family friendly buffets and even poolside service.

Scuba Diving & Snorkeling

The Whitsunday Islands offer some of the best scuba diving experiences in the world with the Great Barrier Reef on its doorstep. The Great Barrier Reef is not just one of the seven wonders of the world it’s at the top of every scuba diving enthusiasts dive spot hit list. Explore the rainbow world that lies beneath the surface in these warm, sparkling waters. If you’ve never dived before don’t worry as there are plenty of tour operators out there to teach beginners.


You may have come for the beautiful scenery, but the Whitsundays shopping, dining and nightlife may just lure you away for longer than you’d expected. Airlie Beach is the hub for shopping and you can buy anything from swimwear and casual beachwear to party frocks and Whitsundays branded souvenirs. Oh no? You came to the Whitsundays without your thongs, bathing suit and sunscreen? Don’t worry you’ll be able to pick everything up here.

Tourist Attractions

You'll never be bored while visiting the Whitsundays, with a whole range of tourist attractions that will suit everyone. You can snorkel or scuba the beautiful coral reefs and discover a kaleidoscope of fish in their natural habitat. Many people love to charter yachts, motor cruises or catamarans around the Whitsundays so you can set sail and skipper yourself or hire a crew to do all the work for you.

Sightseeing Day Tours

One day you can set sail to the stunning Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island and the next get your adrenalin pumping white water rafting on the mainland. There’s a range of reef tours on offer where you can get a bird’s eye view of the area on a scenic flight and then see what lies beneath the azure water either by snorkelling, scuba diving or in a semi-submarine and stay dry.


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