Whitsundays Honeymoon Guide

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.


Whitsunday Island, Whitsundays
Whitsunday Island – Image courtesy of Tourism Queensland

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.

The iconic Whitsundays islands of Hayman, Hamilton, Daydream, Brampton, 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.


Where to stay

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.

Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travellers have to say about resorts in the Whitsundays at TripAdvisor.

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.

Best time to honeymoon in 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

Whitsundays Map

Explore the Whitsundays

Brampton Island
Daydream Island
Hamilton Island
Hayman Island
Hook Island
Lindeman Island
Long Island
South Molle Island
Whitsunday Island

Latest update about The Whitsundays: 27 May, 2017

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