Snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef Snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef – Image courtesy of Tourism Queensland

Whitsundays Sights & Attractions

As one of the world’s top honeymoon destinations, the Whitsundays offers a choice of must-see natural attractions for inquisitive couples, including…


Snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef

Whitehaven Beach

Experience one of the most photographed beaches in Australia. The pristine pure white silica sand of Whitehaven stretches more than 7km along Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 Whitsunday islands.

Stroll the beach, paddle a kayak along Hill Inlet, a stunning cove located at the northern end of Whitehaven, and later climb to the lookout for magnificent views over the beach.

Getting to Whitehaven is easy: travel by seaplane or helicopter for a spectacular aerial view over the island and beach, then indulge in a champagne picnic ashore; or sail, cruise, kayak or take a jet boat tour.

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The Great Barrier Reef

Discover the world’s largest living structure and one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Stretching more than 2000km in length and covering an area of more than 23 million hectares, the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef comprises more than 2100 individual reefs plus 500 islands with fringing reefs.

Explore a magical underwater world that is home to more than 400 varieties of coral and 1500 species of tropical fish and marine creatures – the perfect location for scuba diving and snorkelling.

If you would prefer not to get wet, stay dry and enjoy the reef views from an underwater viewing chamber, glass bottom boat or semi-submersible.

The reef is easily accessible via fast, ultramodern catamarans, boats, seaplanes and helicopters, which depart daily from the islands and the Whitsunday Coast.

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Heart Reef

Located in the very heart of the Great Barrier Reef, Heart Reef is a coral formation that has naturally formed into the shape of a heart. While you can cruise to Heart Reef, it’s best appreciated from the air in a helicopter or seaplane – a perfect romantic surprise for a loved one.


Whitsunday Great Walk

Discover the Whitsunday’s must exclusive escape – the lush rainforest, sparkling creeks and native wildlife of the Conway Range.

Regarded as one of the six great walks of Queensland, a series of walking tracks takes you through some of the region’s most beautiful natural areas, with breathtaking views over the Whitsunday Islands.

Choose from a short one-hour self-guided circuit through lush rainforest or a half-day walk past shady tulip oaks to a secluded creek.

For the more adventurous, enjoy the complete 30km walk from Brandy Creek via Repulse Creek to Airlie Beach – a three-day odyssey through groves of towering palms, into lush valleys and over bubbling creeks.


Cedar Creek Falls

Located 19km from Proserpine on Conway Beach Road, the picturesque Cedar Creek Falls are spectacular in the wet season and offer a year-round natural swimming pool at the base of the falls.

Relax in a natural rock amphitheatre surrounded by stunning native flora including strangler figs, red and white cedars and wild orchids.

Take a bush walk up and around the falls and admire the majestic Alexandra palms that line the creek as it winds its way to the ocean.


Whitsunday Coast

Discover the bustling and friendly Airlie Beach – gateway to the Whitsundays – as well as a series of colourful towns set along the Whisunday Coast.

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Latest update: Whitsundays' Attractions: 18 November, 2018


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