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Holidays in Whitsundays

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Whitsundays Vacation: Coronavirus Information

Most Whitsundays hotels offer free cancellation. Consider booking refundable hotels rather than non-refundable ones. Just look for the ‘free cancellation’ message during your hotel search. Prices can vary, but right now we believe that flexibility matters.

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Top Whitsundays Flight & Hotel Packages

Peninsula Airlie Beach
Toscana Village Resort
Club Wyndham Airlie Beach
Whitsundays Rainforest Retreat
Pinnacles Resort

2021 Whitsundays holiday deals

Whitsunday Waterfront Apartments
Peninsula Airlie Beach
Toscana Village Resort
Club Wyndham Airlie Beach
Whitsundays Rainforest Retreat

Top hotels in Whitsundays

Airlie Beach Hotel
Airlie Beach Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Corner The Esplanade and Coconut Grove, Airlie Beach, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is AU$149 per night from 8 Dec. to 9 Dec.
4.2/5Very Good! (624 reviews)

"Beautiful ocean views from the room. Beds are comfortable and location is very convenient. The bar downstairs is very popular and loud until 10pm"…"

Reviewed on 26 Sep. 2020

Airlie Beach Hotel
Mirage Whitsundays
Mirage Whitsundays
4 out of 5
11 Altmann Avenue, Cannonvale, QLD
The price is AU$277 per night from 7 Dec. to 8 Dec.
4.7/5Exceptional! (355 reviews)

"Perfect location, lovely walk into town along the boardwalk. Surprise breakfast included in the room rate was a real bonus."…"

Reviewed on 10 Oct. 2020

Mirage Whitsundays
Daydream Island Resort
Daydream Island Resort
4.5 out of 5
Whitsunday Islands, Daydream Island, QLD
The price is AU$455 per night from 3 Dec. to 4 Dec.
3.5/5Good! (105 reviews)

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

Reviewed on 20 Oct. 2020

Daydream Island Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Top activities in Whitsundays

Whitsunday Coast Holiday

Dive near colourful corals, turtles and fish at the Great Barrier Reef. Relax on pristine white sand beaches, paddle to tropical islands and hike coastal trails. The Whitsunday coast is best known for the Great Barrier Reef and beautiful tropical islands covered in coastal forest. Snorkel the crystal-clear waters of the Coral Sea and get close to colourful marine life that shelters, feeds and breeds in the reef. Hike through rainforest, set sail for unforgettable sunsets and enjoy luxury oceanfront accommodation. Inland, enjoy country hospitality and lake fishing. 

Airlie Beach is the bustling hub for Great Barrier Reef adventures, day tours of the Whitsunday Islands, sailing and water sports. The town next to the Coral Sea is surrounded by the green hills of Conway National Park. Enjoy the fresh tastes of the sea in restaurants overlooking the water. Walk along the coast to Abell Point Marina for boutique shopping and a boat tour to explore the beauty of the Whitsundays. 

See the Great Barrier Reef from the air on a helicopter ride from Hardy’s Reefworld Pontoon. View huge barracudas, turtles and reef fish through the pontoon’s underwater viewing chambers. Rent a snorkel or visit the dive station and take a guided tour of colourful corals just off the pontoon. Finish your day with a massage.

On Daydream Island discover an artificial reef of 83 different corals, particularly spectacular when illuminated at night. Hand feed the stingrays and sicklefin lemon shark and spot 140 species of fish darting among the corals. 

Experience the biodiversity of Brampton Islands National Park. Bushwalk through eucalyptus forest on Carlisle Island and dry rainforest and hoop pines on Brampton Island. In summer you may spot a turtle nesting on the beaches here around dusk and dawn. 

On your way from Airlie Beach to Proserpine, stop off for a bushwalk through towering strangler figs and a swim at Cedar Creek Falls. Go barramundi fishing in Proserpine’s Peter Faust Dam or tour the Proserpine River to see wild crocodiles. Proserpine’s local airport is the entrance to the Whitsunday Coast for visitors flying in from other Australian cities.

Frequently asked questions

How much does a Whitsundays holiday package cost?
Customize your Whitsundays holiday package from only AU$578. Choose from any combination of rental cars, flights and hotels to pull together the escape you’ve been dreaming about. Remember to add on some activities and experiences!
If I'm not able to travel, can I cancel my Whitsundays holiday package?
If you’ve chosen a Whitsundays holiday package, you can amend or cancel it, but you may incur a charge depending on the circumstances. You may be able to cancel and rebook at no cost if you’ve locked in your package in the last 24 hours. If it’s been more than that, you may incur additional charges from your airline, hotel or car rental company. If you suddenly need to change your plans, make our Customer Service Portal your first port of call for more info.
How do I get a cheap travel package to Whitsundays?
One word: bundle. Hotels, rental cars and flights — combine whatever you need into a Whitsundays holiday package and save up to $200. Score even more bargains when you include extras such as tours or experiences to your booking. But here’s the most impressive part. You have the freedom to tailor your trip your own way. We offer over 400 airlines and 1 000 000 hotel options across the globe, so that everyone has an opportunity to travel and fulfil those holiday fantasies.
What are the top hotels in Whitsundays?
Coral Sea Marina Resort and Airlie Beach Hotel know how to make their guests feel at home in Airlie Beach. If you also plan to explore Bowen, look up Queens Beach Tourist Village and Ocean View Motel Bowen. Both are top picks with travellers.
When is the best time of year to visit Whitsundays?
You’ll have to consider your priorities to find the right answer. Typically, you’ll pick up the best bargains in , while is when prices are at their highest. Whitsundays draws the crowds in . If you want a more relaxed escape, would be a better time to pack your bags.
How far in advance should I book my Whitsundays holiday?
While not all airlines release ticket prices early, you can normally compare international fares on Expedia up to 12 months in advance. This is the time you can nab some fantastic deals. If you’re booking at the last minute, you might still be in luck. Sometimes the lowest prices emerge a few weeks prior to departure.
What does an Expedia Whitsundays travel package include?
From hotels and flights to car rentals, Expedia can help you put together a Whitsundays package that’s right for you. Heading off for a while? Check out a hotel, flight and rental car bundle. If you can only manage a quick getaway, a hotel and airfare deal may be more your style. Tours and activities can be added after you’ve booked. Our packages make it simple to plan and save.
What should I know before booking a Whitsundays travel package?
Our prices are always low. However, you’ll score even more savings when you book your flights, hotels and car rentals together. With an Expedia package, you’ll always get transparent pricing and tons of choice.
Does Expedia offer Book Now, Pay Later Whitsundays holiday packages?
With one of our holiday packages, you can customize both your getaway and a payment plan. Expedia can help reduce financial strain to do with your travel with a Book Now, Pay Later solution, thanks to our proud partnership with online lender Affirm. That way, all you have to focus on is getting organised to take to the skies.
Can I choose my airline with a Whitsundays Expedia holiday package?
Yes — that’s the beauty of an Expedia holiday package. You can mix and match your flights, hotels and more. We have access to more than 550 partner airlines around the world, so you have lots of choice when putting together your Whitsundays adventure.