Top 10 things to do

Here's our recommendations of activities that you shouldn't miss out on.

Do a sailing or boat trip to explore the Whitsundays. With such a vast range of tours to choose from, there is an option to suit everyone.

  • Providence Sailing have two boats and offer day, overnight and sunset cruises. Cabin and private charter options available.
  • Camira Sailing Adventure are a multi-award winning, exciting and innovative operator providing resort connections and day cruises.
  • Go on a sunset cruise and dine with Sundowner Cruises on their purpose built, flat pontoon boat.
  • Experience a small group nature experience sailing the Whitsundays Islands with Isail Whitsundays.   

Snorkel or dive the Great Barrier Reef and be amazed by the beautiful colours of the coral and marine wildlife.

Visit an island by taking a day trip to Hamilton Island or Whitsunday Island (home of Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet), or charter a boat to explore the island and their fringing reefs.

Visit Hill Inlet lookout to see the stunning swirling sand formation.

  • A breathtaking view from above to see the white silica sand formations formed over thousands of years.

Feel the sand between your toes on Whitehaven Beach.

  • Rated one of the best beaches in the world, the pristine sand and clear water won’t fail to impress you.

Find Nemo.

  • There are 12 different species of clownfish that live in the Whitsundays, see if you can find one!

Swim with the turtles.

  • A very special experience, six of the seven species of marine turtles in the world are found right here, often living up to 80 years old.

See the Whitsundays from above; take a scenic flight or do a skydive.

  • Not for the faint hearted, a unique look at the islands that make up the Whitsundays.

Meet the locals.

  • Proserpine River has the second largest crocodile population in Queensland, after the Daintree, and you can see them by doing the Crocodile Safari. Otherwise, visit Bredl's Wild Farm to meet some crocodiles, snakes, kangaroos and much more.

 Sample a stunning sunset.

  • This is a favourite pastime for locals. For a magical sunset try Abell Point Marina and the Bicentennial Walkway, a picturesque boardwalk that stretches from Cannonvale Bach to Airlie.

Now you know what to get up during your holiday of a lifetime, head over to places to dine at.

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