Daydream Island Honeymoon Guide

Daydream Island is one of seven islands of the Molle Group in the Whitsunday Islands, and is home to a single luxury resort – the 4.5-star Daydream Island Resort

The island is located around 10km (6mi) from Airlie Beach and is relatively small, around 1km (0.62mi) in length and 400m (437yd) at its widest point. The highest point on the island is 51m (55yd) above sea level.

Snorkel the island’s fringing reef or explore the man-made outdoor aquarium, a stunning network of reef lagoons containing more than 40 marine fish species and 50 coral varieties.

Explore the island along several walking tracks. Stroll through tropical jungle to the centre and highest point of the island for great views. Along the way, watch out for colourful parrots and tiny sunbirds.

Where to stay

The refurbished 277-room and multi-award winning 4.5-star Daydream Island Resort offers affordable luxury with well-appointed spacious rooms and suites, with a modern living area, air conditioning and flat-screen TV with free in-house movies. You can also expect free WiFi and a full buffet breakfast.

Most rooms feature a private balcony or terrace with views of the ocean, marina or tropical gardens. Interconnecting rooms for families and accessible rooms are available.

The resort features an open-air cinema, outdoor pools and three bars and restaurants. A world-class rejuvenation spa offers the latest in naturopathy, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy and reflexology to stimulate the senses.

The resort occupies the majority of the island and offers a wide range of water-based activities.

Guests can take a stroll through Daydream's rainforest walk or work out in the fitness centre. The property also boasts over 20 free island activities including kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and a public fish feeding show.

The tour desk can book a Living Reef Guided Snorkel tour as well as Whitsunday and Great Barrier Reef day tours.

Daydream Island Resort has reinstated and expanded its Living Reef to reflect a renewed focus on eco-consciousness and education.

The central building is surrounded by a 200-metre free form coral lagoon, which allows guests to observe more than 100 species of fish, coral and invertebrates. There’s also an opportunity for visitors to join on-site marine biologists and feed baby stingrays.

Best time to visit the Whitsundays

For the best weather visit the Whitsundays anytime between May and November. However, late March through December are considered the best holiday months.

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.

For more climate info: Whitsundays Weather Guide

How to get to Daydream Island

Daydream Island is located around 10km (6mi) from Airlie Beach.

Cruise Whitsundays offers a ferry service, 4 times daily from the Port of Airlie to Daydream Island, taking just 30 minutes.

Daydream Island Resort can also organise ferry or helicopter transport from both Hamilton Island Airport (HTI) and Proserpine Airport (PPP), by prior arrangement.

The ferry's schedule’s is timed to coincide with most arriving and departing flights.

Getting to Whitsunday Islands

The Whitsunday Islands lie off the central coast of Queensland, around 900km (559mi) north of Brisbane and 600km (372mi) south of Cairns.

The most convenient route to the Whitsunday Islands is by air to either Hamilton Island Airport (HTI) or Proserpine Airport (PPP).

There are no direct international flights to Hamilton Island Airport (HTI) or Proserpine Airport (PPP).

From international destinations this may require first flying into Brisbane Airport (BNE) – or Cairns, Melbourne or Sydney – followed by a connecting flight to either Hamilton Island Airport (HTI) or Proserpine Airport (PPP).

Hamilton Island Airport (HTI), also known as Great Barrier Reef Airport, is the main gateway airport to the Whitsundays.

The smaller Proserpine Airport (PPP), also known as Whitsunday Coast Airport, is located 14km (8.6mi) south of Proserpine town, and is best if you are staying at Airlie Beach or are picking up a yacht charter from Shute Harbour.

More information on getting to the Whitsundays

More about the Whitsundays…

Explore the Whitsundays

Latest update: about Daydream Island: 15 May, 2022