Home of the world's most beautiful beach, Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, the Whitsundays is an archipelago of 74 pristine continental islands, framed by the surrounding Great Barrier Reef. Sitting just off the central North coast of Queensland, this postcard paradise attracts visitors from all over the world to bask under our tropical sun, explore endless white sand beaches, explore the fringing reefs, moor in pristine bays and coves, and of course, get the ultimate Instagram shots over the swirling sands of Hill Inlet!
The Whitsunday Islands is the 'Heart of the Reef' (famed by Heart Reef), and lies some 640 kilometres south of Cairns, and 1,120 kilometres north of Brisbane. With our main port of Airlie Beach nestled amongst untouched National Park, and offering a range of activities and accomodation for all budgets, the Whitsundays is accessible by air into Proserpine Airport (approximately 30 minutes from Airlie Beach) or Hamilton Island Airport (1 hour ferry ride to Airlie Beach), with direct daily flights out of Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Cairns. Whether you're visiting the Whitsundays from North or South, the drive along the Coral Sea provides endless opportunities to explore the Southern and Northern areas of the Great Barrier Reef and call into our charming neighbouring townships.