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Whitsunday Coast Holiday

Dive near colorful 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 colorful 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 colorful 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.

Q: Should I book a car while on holiday in Whitsundays?

A: It all depends on what you want to do. If you're planning to stay in the centre of Bowen for the entire time you're away, you may like to make the most of the city's public transportation system. Journey around town without worrying about expensive parking fees or getting lost. If your number one priority is to discover regional Whitsunday Region, booking a car is definitely the way to go. For a comfy ride, check out our guide to Cheap Car Hire in Whitsundays.

Q: What are the most popular types of hotels for a holiday to Whitsundays?

A: Many visitors spend their getaways in apartments. Some appreciate the amenities and services of private holiday homes or motels, while others prefer hotels. Whatever you're chasing, this place has a hotel that's right for you.

Q: What does a holiday booking with Expedia include?

A: You can choose to plan out every detail of your upcoming holiday or let Expedia help you out with a fantastic holiday package. Flights, hotels and cars — we've got them covered. All you have to do is decide the kind of adventures you'd like to try out.

Q: What is the best way to save money on my holiday to Whitsundays?

A: You'll score some seriously fantastic prices if you bundle your Hotels and Flights. It's a breeze (and easy on the wallet) to create your ideal itinerary with a little help from Expedia. So what are you waiting for? It's time to turn those travel fantasies into reality and see more of this remarkable planet for less.

Q: What are the best things to do in Whitsundays?

A: An outing to Port of Abbot Point is a major highlight of any Bowen holiday. Horseshoe Bay Beach and Dingo Beach cap off the perfect day out in this appealing city.




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Reef View Hotel
Reviewed on 5 Mar. 2020
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Reef View Hotel

Reef View Hotel

12 Resort Drive, Hamilton Island, QLD
     
    4.3 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Great location. Close to marina, shops & restaurants.

    Whitsunday Apartments
    Reviewed on 1 Apr. 2020
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    Whitsunday Apartments

    Whitsunday Apartments

    14 Resort Drive, Hamilton Island, QLD
       
      4.5 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      We had a sea view room and this was excellent, we enjoyed sitting on the couch with our coffee and watching the ferries go past. We liked having our own kitchen facilities, though the stove top, toaster and kettle were looking pretty dated. Wonderful staff that were always helpful.

      Airlie Beach Hotel AU$152
      Reviewed on 13 Mar. 2020
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      Airlie Beach Hotel

      Airlie Beach Hotel

      Corner The Esplanade and Coconut Grove, Airlie Beach, QLD
         
        4.2 of 5
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Staff were very helpful. Shower could have been better, floor got soaked no matter what you did

        Coral Sea Marina Resort AU$228
        Reviewed on 9 Mar. 2020
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        Coral Sea Marina Resort

        Coral Sea Marina Resort

        25 Oceanview Avenue, Airlie Beach, QLD
           
          4.6 of 5
          4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

          This property is extremely well located with a 10 minutes walk to main street of Airlie Beach and the facilities are very well maintained.

          at Marina Shores AU$167
          Reviewed on 21 Mar. 2020
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          at Marina Shores

          at Marina Shores

          159 Shingley Drive, Airlie Beach, QLD
             
            4.4 of 5
            5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Magnificent view of the ocean from apartment 349. Undercover balcony in addition to a rooftop balcony allowing star gazing and 150° views

            Mantra Club Croc AU$119
            Reviewed on 7 Mar. 2020
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            Mantra Club Croc

            Mantra Club Croc

            240 Shute Harbour Road, Cannonvale, QLD
               
              4.2 of 5
              3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              Everything was amazing, the staff, the room, the pool and the buffet in the morning was wanderful!!

              Palm Bungalows
              Reviewed on 1 Apr. 2020
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              Palm Bungalows

              Palm Bungalows

              3 Resort Drive, Hamilton Island, QLD
                 
                4.5 of 5
                3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                Our bungalow was centrally located to the pool, beach, resort facilities and walking distance from the town centre.

                Club Wyndham Airlie Beach
                Reviewed on 11 Jan. 2020
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                Club Wyndham Airlie Beach

                Club Wyndham Airlie Beach

                Mount Whitsunday Drive, Airlie Beach, QLD
                   
                  4.0 of 5
                  4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Nice property. Walking distance to the main strip but the walk is long with very steep hills. Loved the pool. The breakfast included was fairly limited and was the same every day. Room and view were very nice.

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