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Romantic Escape
Enjoy a Romantic Escape to Hamilton Island and witness a spectacular Whitsunday sunset.

4 NIGHT PACKAGE

PALM BUNGALOWS
*FULL BREAKFAST DAILY
*DINNER ONE EVENING
*TWILIGHT SAIL
*BOTTLE OF SPARKLING
*HOTEL TRANSFERS
*MANY INCLUSIONS...
FROM $437 Per Night
ROMANTIC ESCAPE PACKAGE
HAMILTON ISLAND
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4 Night Hamilton Island Golf & Spa Package
Test your skills on the famous 18-hole championship golf course on its own island, then relax with a De-Stress massage.

UNLIMITED GOLF GETAWAY

*4 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION
*FULL BREAKFAST DAILY
*18-HOLE ROUND OF GOLF
*MASSAGE FOR ONE
*NON-MOTORISED WATER SPORTS
*ISLAND SHUTTLE
FROM $785 Per Adult
HAMILTON ISLAND
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Daydream Romance Package
Daydream Romance Package is ideal for romance-seeking couples and honeymooners.

Couples Getaway

*4 nights accommodation
*Full buffet breakfast daily
*3 Course Dinner one night
*Chocolates & sparkling wine
*1x 60 minute massage/adult
*Whitehaven Beach Heli flight
FROM $700 Per Night
plus over 20 FREE island activities
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Heron Island Resort
Heron Island ex. Gladstone is paradise for nature lovers. Famous around the world for its spectacular coral reef, its extraordinary variety of aquatic life, migrating whales, nesting turtles and as a breeding ground for an abundance of birdlife.

STAY 5 NIGHTS :

INCLUDES:
* BREAKFAST DAILY
* FERRY TRANSFERS
* KIDS STAY & EAT FREE
* SNORKEL EQUIPMENT
* DEPARTS GLADSTONE

FROM $288 Per Night
FREE FERRY TRANSFERS
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3 night qualia Island Interlude
Qualia Island Interlude For the ultimate getaway together, qualia is a must.

3 NIGHTS QUALIA

*Intimate Gourmet Picnic
*A la Carte Breakfast daily
*Gourmet Dinner one evening
*Bottle of French Champagne
*PLUS MUCH MORE
FROM $1815 Per Adult
QUALIA RESORT
HAMILTON ISLAND
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Whitsundays Australia

Whitsundays

The Whitsundays comprises of 74 beautiful islands located in the centre of the Great Barrier Reef and stretches off the coast of Townsville along to Mackay. There are two airports in the Whitsundays at Proserpine and Hamilton Island offering domestic flights to major Australian airports and the Greyhound bus service operates from Brisbane and Cairns to Airlie Beach.

Trinity Beach

About Whitsundays

Welcome to the Whitsundays!

Think of Whitsunday Islands and immediately turquoise blue waters, squeaky white sand, sailing adventures and island beach resorts come to mind.Stretching off the Queensland Coast from Townsville to Mackay, the RESORT POOLSWhitsunday Islands form the largest offshore island chain on the Great Barrier Reef, comprising of 74 beautiful islands. Of the 74 islands, just eight of them are inhabited by 9 island resorts.

This is the place of rich experiences, adventure, discovery and more. Whether its eco-style, family friendly, all-inclusive, activity based, food & wine focused or pure luxury you are after, there is a Whitsunday Island experience to suit everyone.

The Whitsunday Coast

Airlie Beach is the mainland gateway to the Whitsundays, a colouful, cosmopolitan and inviting community. The main centre of Airlie Beach is situated on a picturesque peninsula that consists of one street with many AIRLIE BEACH CLUB CROCODILElittle side-streets peppered with coffee shops, restaurants, cafes, nightclubs, fast food eateries, boutiques, banks, small supermarkets and accommodation alternatives.

Airlie Beach has a fantastic selection of accommodation including stylish resort hotels on the waters edge and apartments on the framing hills with stunning views that overlook the beach, bay and islands. There is also a host of centrally located backpacker accommodation options.
Much of the water-based activity in the Whitsundays departs from Abel Point Marina, just a five minute walk from the centre of Airlie Beach via a scenic boardwalk which winds along the water's edge.

Getting There

By Air
Getting to the Whitsunday Islands is easy with two serviced airports. Fly direct into Hamilton Island from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Cairns via Jetstar, Virgin Blue and Qantas Link. Or fly into Whitsunday Coast Airport, located in Proserpine, and connect with a comfortable air-conditioned public bus for a short 40 minute journey into Airlie Beach.

By Road
Airlie Beach is located approx 7 hours from Cairns, about 9 hours from Harvey Bay (Fraser Island) and about 12 hours from Brisbane. The Bruce Highway is Queensland's main route connecting Brisbane to Cairns. Turn off to the Whitsundays at Proserpine along the Bruce Highway.
Coach companies that service the Whitsundays are Greyhound Australia, Premier and Oz Experience.

By Rail
Queensland Rail services include the Sunlander and Tilt Train, linking Proserpine to all the major destinations from Cairns to Brisbane and beyond to Sydney and Melbourne. Whitsunday Transit meets every arriving train to provide transfers from Proserpine to Airlie Beach, Shute Harbour and the island resorts.

By Sea
The Whitsunday Islands are readily accessible by boat from Airlie Beach or Shute Harbour. Frequent, fast ferry services operate between most of the Whitsunday island resorts and the Whitsunday Coast for resort guests and day visitors. Cruise Whitsundays operates ferries and island connections between Hamilton Island Airport, Airlie Beach, Long Island, Daydream Island, South Molle Island and the Whitsunday Coast.  Cruise Whitsundays operates ferries and island connections between Hamilton Island, Hamilton Island Airport, Club Med Lindeman Island and the Whitsunday Coast.

Shute Harbour is located about 10 minutes drive from Airlie Beach and is a major boarding point for ferries to the island resorts and many charter operations. Security parking facilities are available for those setting sail: www.shuteparking.com.au. Abel Point Marina is the Whitsunday Region's premier marina located in the town of Airlie Beach, just a five minute walk from the main street. It is the departure point for many day and overnight sailing cruises in the Whitsunday Islands.

Island Resorts

Hamilton Island is the largest inhabited island in the Whitsundays, a resort and vibrant community in one. With six styles of accommodation to match your holiday needs and budget; you can choose to indulge in the luxury of qualia the DINE BY THE BEACHisland's exclusive resort, or enjoy more family-friendly hotels, self-catering apartments, holiday homes or affordable bungalows. Bushwalks, kayaking, windsurfing, snorkelling and sailing are just some of the 60 activities on offer at Hamilton Island. Getting around the island is easy, jump onboard the free shuttle bus or hire a buggy the most popular form of transport on the island. There is plenty to keep you entertained and your taste buds satisfied with over 20 restaurant & dining options, plus 6 bars and nightclubs. Fly direct into Hamilton Island from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Cairns.

Hayman Island is the northernmost resort island in the Whitsundays, this celebrated private island is recognised as a world leader in resort excellence TROPICAL PERFECTION receiving many prestigious accolades. If you're looking for a getaway of peace , adventure and indulgence, this is the place to be. With luxury resort accommodation, perfect for couples and families, the resort features superbly appointed rooms, suites, penthouses, beach villas and a beach house. Known as a food lovers paradise, dining will be a highlight of your stay with world-class restaurants offering contemporary Australian, Mediterranean and Oriental cuisine. Hayman also boasts some of the best fringing reef snorkelling in the region.

Daydream Island Resort & Spa encompasses the entire island at just DAYDREAM ISLAND 1 kilometre long, and is ideal for family vacations. Surrounded by beautiful fringing reef, there is an abundance of recreational activities on and off land that will entertain couples and families alike. Unique to the resort is a man0made outdoor aquarium containing over 40 marine fish species and 50 coral varieties. Recreational activities include water sports, mini golf, movies at the open-air scenic cinema and swimming in one of the island's tropical swimming pools.

Long Island is the closest island to the mainland, at 9km long and 400m wide. Filled with National Park walks and teeming with flora and fauna, you can choose to be as relaxed or adventurous as you please. If you are looking for a laid back, casual atmosphere with beautiful, natural surrounds, then you need look no further than Long Island Resort, it’s the perfect place to connect with nature. Long Island Resort is located on Happy Bay, offering standard all-inclusive WHITSUNDAYS LONG ISLAND accommodation for the budget conscious. There are many resort activities, bush walks and more, ideal for couples, families and groups of friends. Alternatively Long Island is also the home of Paradise Bay Eco Escape, arriving by helicopter is just the beginning of the indulgence. With no TV, phones, children or day visitors this is the ultimate in relaxation and pampering. A friendly chef and hostess are on hand to care for your every need, while your private skipper awaits to set sail and explore the surrounding beaches and reefs. Paradise Bay offers an all-inclusive exclusive holiday for a maximum of 16 guests at any one time.

Lindeman Island is Australia's only Club Med Resort and is located to the south of the Whitsunday Islands. Club Med is famous for its all inclusive packages, where guests are encouraged to do nothing, or do it all. A friendly welcome, a family atmosphere, evening shows, water sports, a 9 hole golf course, a circus school complete with flying trapeze, a spa centre and a fun, lively environment is created by a team of international GO's (staff). With over six square kilometres of National Park, the island features many spectacular bush walks and plenty of secluded beaches to explore.

Hook Island is the second largest of the Whitsunday group, with 58 square kilometres of national park, ideal for those looking for a unique, close-up encounter with the Australian wilderness. Spectacular fringing reef is popular for scuba diving and snorkelling immediately offshore. Equally popular are the forest walks around the island, the secluded bays and inlets and the Aboriginal cave paintings in Nara inlet. Hook Island Wilderness Resort offers a range of budget accommodation from camping facilities, dorm style rooms, standard rooms and ensuite rooms.

South Molle Island features 4 square kilometres of National Park, a haven for birdlife. Adventure Island Resort offers budget accommodation catering to ages 18 and over. Guests can engage in snorkelling and paddle boarding, bushwalking, relaxing by the resort pool, exploring the 17 secluded island beaches, help feed the wild birds & fish or play a round on the 9 hole golf course.

Brampton Island sits to the south of the Whitsunday Islands and is almost entirely National Park with beautiful beaches, 1000 year old Melaleuca forest and plenty of secluded spots to explore. Brampton Island Resort has a rhythm of it's IDEAL FOR COUPLES & ADVENTURERS own. From relaxing by the ocean side pool, to fast and furious watersports, to wildlife spotting, this resort has it all. A popular activity is the jet ski safari which circumnavigates the island and explores the many beautiful hidden beaches. Ideal for couples, this intimate retreat offers a range of island accommodation from the Premium Ocean View rooms which afford magnificent views to the Carlisle rooms in a garden setting and best of all you don't have to share your piece of paradise with day trippers.

Top 10 'Must Do's of the Whitsundays

  1. Cruise or fly the Great Barrier Reef
  2. Feel the salt spray and sail the Whitsundays
  3. Let your feet sink into the white silica sand of Whitehaven Beach
  4. Get off the beaten track and go bush walking through the National Parks
  5. Sip cocktails at sunset in the resort pool
  6. Soar over the romantic heart shaped reef
  7. Reward yourself with a relaxing spa treatment
  8. Kayak the coastline and secluded beaches
  9. Indulge in fresh local seafood and produce
  10. Snorkel amongst 1,500 species of fish and 400 types of coral.

Climate & Weather

The Whitsundays enjoys a tropical climate of hot summers and warm winters. Average daily temperature range from just over 21 degrees in the winter months HUGE VARIETY OF ACTIVITIES (June/July) and up to 32 degrees during the height of summer (December/January). The average year round water temperature is a welcoming 25 degrees. Higher rainfall can be expected during the tropical wet season (February/March) when days can be steamy and the summer heat is broken by tropical showers.

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Reef & Whitehaven Beach
REEF & WHITEHAVEN SCENIC FLIGHT The most comprehensive 60 minute scenic flight on the Whitsundays

SEE THE BEST!

*Hardy Lagoon
*Heart Reef
*Daydream Island
*Hayman Island
*Whitehaven Beach
*Bait Reef
*and so on...
FROM $290 Per Adult

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Yacht Club Villas
New Hamilton Island Yacht Club Villas Take 7 of your best friends for a week away in Paradise!!!

World Class

*Superb Waterfront Position
*Breathtaking Ocean Views
*Architect designed for privacy
*Landscapes by Jamie Durie
*18 hole Golf Club
FROM $890 Per Night

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Life's a Beach - Long Island
Whisk yourself away for an island escape of relaxation and adventure! Relax in this peaceful tropical setting, with 2,500 acres of national park and palm fringed beaches. Sail to famous Whitehaven Beach.

5 NIGHT PACKAGE

*BREAKFAST DAILY
*FERRY TRANSFERS
*FAMILY FRIENDLY
FROM $472 Per Person
LONG ISLAND RESORT
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Whitehaven & Hamilton Island
CRUISE MAGNIFICENT Whitsunday islands to two iconic destinations - Tour Hamilton Island on the shuttle Vist the swimming pools and Catseye Beach. After lunch visit famous Whitehaven Beach where you can sink your toes into the fine white silica sands and swim in the crystal clear waters.

WHITEHAVEN & HAMILTON

Departs Abel Point, Daydream Island & Long Island daily
FROM $165 Per Person

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Whitehaven Cruise
WHITEHAVEN BEACH HALF DAY This is Mother Nature at her best - the most photographed beach in Australia

QUEENSLANDS MOST BEAUTIFUL BEACH!

Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. Wander along the beach to your own secluded stretch, laze on the beach or cool off in the azure waters.
FROM $99 Per Person

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4 night Great Barrier Reef Adventure
Hamilton Island and Great Barrier Reef Cruise. A great way to experience one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

BARRIER REEF ADVENTURE PACKAGE

*BARRIER REEF DAY TRIP
*DAILY BUFFET BREAKFAST
*AIRPORT TRANSFERS
*GYM, SPA, TENNIS,
*WATER SPORTS
FROM $415 Per Night
4 NIGHT PACKAGE
AT PALM BUNGALOWS
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Great Barrier Reef Discovery
Great Barrier Reef Discovery a premium luxury experience with time to explore the Great Barrier Reef. Perfect for those who like the finer things in life..

3 NIGHT QUALIA PACKAGE

*SCENIC HELI FLIGHT
*FLY OVER HEART REEF
*2 HOURS ON THE REEF
*BREAKFAST DAILY
*GOURMET DINNER 1 EVENING
FROM $2224 Per Person
ULTIMATE WHITSUNDAYS
EXPERIENCE
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HAYMAN ISLAND: A luxury private island resort featuring elegantly appointed Rooms, Suites, Penthouses and a Villa...
DAYDREAM ISLAND: Perfect for couples, families & daytrippers. It has a casual atmosphere and a diverse range of fun filled activities...
LONG ISLAND: There are 3 resorts on Long Island ranging from a classic resort experience to luxury beachfront bungalows...
HAMILTON ISLAND: Hamilton Island is the largest inhabited island in the Great Barrier Reef with its own airport and offering the widest range of island accommodation and activities...
BRAMPTON ISLAND: Brampton Island is all about fun, adventure and pure escapism - perfect for couples...
SAILING THE WHITSUNDAYS:

The Whitsundays is renowned for island hopping and some extraordinary sailing adventures. Budget or luxury, maxi sail or classic cruising there is a trip to fit all requirements...

WHITEHAVEN BEACH:
Whitehaven Beach is an Australian icon, with crystal clear aqua waters and pristine white silica sand, it is a must-see!..

LINDEMAN ISLAND:
Australia's only Club Med island resort offers a perfect getaway for couples and families to enjoy a host of sports & activities with breattaking views of the nearby islands...
HEART REEF:
Located at Hardy Reef, Heart Reef is a stunning composition of coral that has naturally formed into the shape of a heart, best experienced from the air by helicopter or seaplane...
SHUTE HARBOUR:
Shute Harbour is one of the major boarding points for sailing trips and regular ferry transfers to the island resorts. Secure parking facilities are available and a regular bus service connects through from Airlie Beach...
CONWAY NATIONAL PARK:
Conway Range National Park offers a series of walks, from wetlands to hilltop peaks down to pristine coastlines with panoramic lookouts over the Whitsunday Passage

CEDAR CREEK FALLS:
A popular tourist spot, particularly when the falls are in full flow. The area offers a year-round natural swimming pool set amongst a natural rock ampitheatre...

AIRLIE BEACH:
Gateway to the Whitsunday Passage, Airlie Beach consists of one street with many little side-streets featuring cafes, boutiques and nightclubs. The open air saltwater pool boasts free facilities, popular with travellers
SOUTH MOLLE ISLAND:
An adventure playground for backpackers. The Koala Experience is designed for those 18 and over - play in the day, party at night!
HOOK ISLAND:
Get back to basics at Hook Island. This wilderness resort offers a value-for-money island experience set on the edge of pristine Ausralian National Park...
SCENIC HELI FLIGHTS:
The best way to view the reef & islands is with a scenic heli flight. Take your own postcard pictures, with magnificent views this is an experience of a lifetime!
OUTER BARRIER REEF CRUISE:
Both Fantasea Cruises & Cruise Whitsundays offer outer barrier reef cruises to a luxury reef pontoon where all reef activities take place. Perfect for all ages, spot a giant groper and take a slide on the slippery dip...