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Holidays in Whitsunday Islands

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Top Whitsunday Islands Flight & Hotel Packages

Cooinda Gardens 6 on Hamilton Island
Peninsula Airlie Beach
Pinnacles Resort
Sea Star Apartments
Montipora on the Waterfront
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Cooinda Gardens 6 on Hamilton Island
InterContinental Hayman Island Resort
Peninsula Airlie Beach
Sea Star Apartments
Pinnacles Resort
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Top hotels in Whitsunday Islands

Whitsunday Apartments
Whitsunday Apartments
4 out of 5
14 Resort Drive, Hamilton Island, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$355 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.
4.5/5Wonderful! (2,039 reviews)

"Great location, just across the road from Catseye Beach. The apartment was clean and tidy. The bed could do with a serious upgrade though, honestly the most uncomfortable mattress I have ever slept on!"…"

Reviewed on 19 Oct. 2020

Whitsunday Apartments
Daydream Island Resort
Daydream Island Resort
4.5 out of 5
Whitsunday Islands, Daydream Island, QLD
The price is AU$383 per night from 12 Nov. to 13 Nov.
3.6/5Good! (101 reviews)

"The property was stunning. We loved all the marine life. Definitely visiting again soon"…"

Reviewed on 20 Oct. 2020

Daydream Island Resort
Reef View Hotel
Reef View Hotel
4 out of 5
12 Resort Drive, Hamilton Island, QLD
The price is AU$390 per night from 26 Oct. to 27 Oct.
4.2/5Excellent! (988 reviews)

"Good location, spacious rooms, multiple elevators working (there’s a limit of 4 per elevator, so it helps to have all four elevators servicing all the floors). Staff are helpful. I like the arrival and departure lounge where you can take a shower before your afternoon flight. The only negative is ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Sep. 2020

Reef View Hotel
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Top activities in Whitsunday Islands

Whitsunday Island & Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruise
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Whitsunday Island & Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruise

AU$120
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise to Reefworld
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Great Barrier Reef Day Cruise to Reefworld

AU$182
Per adult
88% of travellers recommend
Camira Whitehaven Beach Sailing Adventure
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Camira Whitehaven Beach Sailing Adventure

AU$165
Per adult
94% of travellers recommend

Whitsunday Islands

The Australian Tourism Board were right to choose this cluster of tropical islands as the face of Australian tourism, as they are as idyllic as they come. When people dream of the white-sand beaches of northern Australia, it’s probably this group of islands that have inspired them. Rising from the turquoise waters just off the coast of Queensland’s central coast, the Whitsunday Islands are an idyllic tropical escape. They are considered one of the best destinations in the world for sailing holidays, and are located in the Coral Seabetween the Great Barrier Reef and Queensland's tropical north coast. 

The Whitsundays is comprised of 74 separate islands. A handful of these have townships and resorts while many are completely unspoiled. Take the family to Hamilton Island which has a major resort and plenty of activities, while nearby Hayman is perfect if you are looking for a more exclusive experience. If you are the adventurous type, consider chartering a yacht for a few days and explore the islands at your leisure.

Bring your snorkel to come face to face with the tropical fish and colourful coral beneath the surface of the Coral Sea. Dive operators are based out of Hamilton Island and offer experiences tailored to all experience levels. While boating is a great way to reach the more remote parts of the island group, swimming straight off the shore is one of the most popular activities in the region.

Take a day trip to Whitehaven Beach to witness the bright, white sand that stretches for nearly 7 kilometres (4 miles). The rainforest that runs almost to the shore of most islands offers excellent hikes, and the view from Whitsunday Peak on the main island is breathtaking.

The Whitsunday Islands remain warm year round, making it a popular destination in winter for visitors from the south of Australia. Airports on Hamilton Island and at Proserpine on the mainland service the islands. Regular charter boats and ferries run between Airlie Beach – the gateway to the islands – and Hamilton Island. Once on the islands boats can be hired or chartered to move amongst them.

Frequently asked questions

Q: What does a Whitsunday Islands holiday booking with Expedia include?
A: You can choose to plan every little detail of your getaway or let Expedia give you a helping hand with a wonderful Whitsunday Islands holiday package. Flights, car rentals and hotels — we’ve got them covered. All you’ll have to do is think about what experiences or activities you’d like to try.
Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Whitsunday Islands?
A: Book a package deal with Expedia. It’s that easy. Hotels, Flights, Experiences, Rental Cars — lock in your reservations for your Whitsunday Islands escape and watch your savings grow. It’s time to start organising your dream holiday (and save yourself some dollars to boot).