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Introducing the Whitsundays

Discover the Whitsunday Islands (also known as the Whitsundays) for a honeymoon: romantic sunsets over crystal clear waters and balmy moonlit nights under swaying palm trees make the Whitsunday Islands a truly memorable honeymoon destination for any newlywed.

As one of the world’s top honeymoon destinations, the Whitsundays offer 74 islands – only eight of which are inhabited – sheltered by one of the world’s seven natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef.

The iconic Whitsundays islands of Hayman, Hamilton, Daydream, Long and South Molle stand out as Australia's top honeymoon destinations.

And don’t forget the Whitsunday Coast, with its pristine national parks and bustling, friendly coastal towns that offer an endless array of fun-filled activities.

The Whitsundays is located around 1100km north of Brisbane and around 600km south of Cairns.


The Whitsundays offer newlyweds some of the most romantic locations in the world and are typically one island, one resort. Combine the superb facilities and huge choice of activities, including snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing, swimming or simple relaxation, and you have the makings of the honeymoon of a lifetime.

On the mainland, bustling Airlie Beach also offers a range of accommodation options to suit all budgets and a plethora of land- and water-based activities.

Discover the best resorts in the Whitsunday Islands – find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travellers have to say at TripAdvisor.

Best time to visit the Whitsundays

The Whitsundays enjoys a tropical climate with hot summers, warm winters and a pleasant spring and autumn. Summer, from December to February, averages between 25°C and 31°C and winter from 18°C to 26°C.

Note: The waters of tropical Queensland are home to marine stingers and jellyfish. The high risk season is from October to May. Most accredited Whitsunday tour operators offer protective ‘stinger suits’ to all customers at little or no cost.

If you do get stung do not rub the sting area instead, apply vinegar immediately and seek medical attention urgently. Dial 000 for an ambulance.

Latest update about this honeymoon destination: 14 May, 2017


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