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Whitsundays

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Introduction

At the heart of the Great Barrier Reef the 74 paradise islands of The Whitsundays chain float like jewels in the Coral Sea. Charter a yacht and discover palm-fringed islands, powder-white beaches, isolated cays and luxurious 5-star resorts. Only eight of the islands are home to tourist resorts, the rest are untouched oases. Of the popular destinations, Hayman Island and Hamilton Island are home to some of the finest resorts in the world, but lesser-known gems, such as Long Island and Daydream Island offer equally stunning accommodation options, while Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet should also not be missed. The Whitsunday islands are easily accessible from the mainland coast at vibrant Airlie Beach.

Top itineraries in Whitsundays

Sydney, the Whitsundays and Brisbane

17-day tailor-made journey from £2,640 pp incl. flights

Between the sights of Sydney and Brisbane, hop out to the Whitsundays to enjoy some island relaxation alongside hikes, cruises, kayak paddles and snorkelling trips. You'll also enjoy a two-night stay in Macao, an east-meets-west melting pot of culture and cuisine.

Grand Australian Discovery

20-day escorted tour from £5,905 pp incl. flights

Uncover the best of Australia's iconic East Coast and the untamed landscapes of the Red Centre with escorted tour specialists, Travelmarvel by APT.

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Top places to stay in Whitsundays

Qualia, Great Barrier Reef

Accommodation

Situated on the northern tip of Hamilton Island in Queensland’s idyllic Whitsundays, qualia is one of Australia’s finest luxury resorts. You don’t have to take our word for it – in 2012 it was voted the Best Resort in the World in the Condé Nast Traveller Reader’s Choice Awards.

Beach Club, Hamilton Island

Accommodation

The Beach Club on Hamilton Island is the perfect couples’ retreat for those looking for a getaway in the idyllic Whitsundays.

[Closed until 2018] One&Only Hayman Island, Whitsundays

Contemporary resort

For five star beach luxury within touching distance to one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, look no further than One&Only on Hayman Island.

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Whitsundays articles

The best beach resorts in Australia

It's well-known that Australia is blessed with sands, sun and surf but, with so much to choose from, it's easy to get lost. With this in mind, this is our definitive guide to Australia's best beach resorts, from the Great Barrier Reef to Kangaroo Island.

The Best Beaches in the Whitsundays

The 74 islands at the centre of the Great Barrier Reef are fast becoming the choice destination for travellers, with a host of fine resorts, facilities and an abundance of natural beauty. We reveal the best beaches on the Whitsundays to help you plan which one to visit.

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