Whitsundays Destinations

Whitsundays Holiday Destinations

Ideally situated in the warm climate of tropical North Queensland, the Whitsundays Region is a popular holiday destination for everyone from locals to interstate & international travellers ranging from back packers to luxury resort guests.

The Whitsundays Region includes Airlie Beach and Proserpine on the mainland, the Great Barrier Reef and a grouping of some 74 wonderful islands.

Whether you like your island getaways, hotel & resort facilities, simple holiday apartments or even caravanning and camping grounds, the Whitsundays really does have something for everyone.

There’s a whole tropical reef of marine activities and boating experiences to enjoy, as well as island bushwalking, resort pools and pampering, or even 4WDing opportunities for the active traveller.

If you’re still trying to work out where exactly you want to stay on the Whitsundays, check out our location pages for more location specific information and accommodation options.

Major Holiday Destinations

Find out about these wonderful towns and islands of the Whitsundays. Look through the pages below for the ideal places to stay, visit and explore.

Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach Whitsundays Airlie Beach is the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands and The Great Barrier Reef. It is set on a striking peninsular that reaches out into the stunning blue Whitsunday waters, just take a look. The town was once only considered a departure point for sailing holidays however it became popular as a tourist destination in itself. The Esplanade is the hub of Airlie Beach tourism with many resorts and hostels as well as dining spots and bars on offer.


Whitsundays Mainland

Whitsundays Mainland Whitsundays The Whitsundays mainland is home to a number of natural and man-made attractions for you the whole family to enjoy. Take the time to explore tropical rainforest National Parks, miles of pristine beaches, crocodile adventure tours, museums, and plenty of great fishing spots. If the Great Barrier Reef is what draws you to the Whitsundays there are even mainland beaches where you can take a short paddle out to see a coral reef.


Whitsundays Islands

Whitsundays Islands Whitsundays In the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsundays Islands are a tropical paradise of resorts, coral reefs, smooth sailing waters and uninhabited tropical islands. There are a huge range of things to do around the islands ranging from coral reef diving, boat cruises, adventure trips to uninhabited islands, and even relaxing in luxury resort accommodation with fine cuisine, bars and day spas at your fingertips.


Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef Whitsundays One of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, the Great Barrier Reef stretches over 2,600km and is made up of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands. The Whitsundays Region is ideal for a holiday on the Great Barrier Reef as this is where the Queensland coast is closest to the reef. Spend your holiday diving on the reef, snorkelling, cruising, taking joy flights and basically just basking in the largest and most diverse reef system in the world.