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If you have never been to the Whitsundays before, we definitely recommend ticking this beautiful destination off your bucket list. Located off the coast of Queensland on the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsundays is made up of 74 islands, many of which are uninhabited. It also includes world famous islands including Hamilton Island, Hayman Island, Long Island and Daydream Island where you can stay. As the heart of the Great Barrier Reef lies in this region, the Whitsundays is world famous for its pristine waters, beautiful beaches including Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, and natural scenery including the perfectly shaped natural formation of Heart Reef.
When it comes to finding Whitsundays days trip and things to do on these islands, you’ll find the best range of experiences on RedBalloon. See this part of the country from the land, sea or sky! We have curated a list of some of the best things to do in Whitsundays to make it easier when choosing your activity.
If you want to enjoy plenty of things do in the Whitsundays we recommend spending at least 2-4 days there as there are plenty of islands to explore. You can stay on a number of the islands which are the best spot for exploring the region and ticking off multiple experiences. Alternatively, you can also stay on Airlie Beach and take day trips to the Whitsundays Islands.
There are no shortage of Whitsundays things to do on RedBalloon. You’ll find the perfect experience for exploring the amazing islands and natural surroundings that make up this part of the region. See the world’s largest coral reef system from the sky with a seaplane or helicopter flight or dive into a snorkelling experience to see the underwater world come alive. You could also treat your loved one to a romantic getaway to one of the Whitsundays islands.
There are plenty of amazing Whitsundays attractions and experiences on offer at RedBalloon! Don’t know which one to pick? Don’t worry, you can always choose a gift voucher and decide later. A gift voucher can be used to purchase any experience or product in the Whitsundays and Airlie Beach including any accommodation available on RedBalloon. Find out more about our gift vouchers.
During the stinger season from November through to May, we highly recommend wearing a stinger suit when swimming in the ocean in the Whitsundays. During this time of the year, it is important to take caution as you will need to know where and when to swim safely and what to wear. However outside stinger season (June to October) you do not need to wear a stinger suit when swimming at the Whitsunday beaches and open ocean.
The Whitsundays is home to some amazing islands that you can stay on. These include Hamilton Island, Hayman Island, Long Island and Daydream Island. You will also find some relaxing and fun accommodation packages for these islands on RedBalloon.
Airlie Beach is the gateway to the incredible Whitsunday Islands and is the perfect mainland base for exploring this beautiful part of Queensland. With plenty of amazing things to do on Airlie Beach, there is no better way to explore this tropical resort town then with a RedBalloon experience. Whether you’re looking to soak up the sun and relax with your family or an outdoor adventure that’ll let you explore the Whitsundays, there is no shortage of ideas to choose from. Some of the best things to do on Airlie Beach include:
Whilst enjoying things to do in Whitsundays, why not discover our range of Great Barrier Reef experiences and tick off one of the world’s natural wonders from your bucket list. The Whitsundays is located in the heart of this famous reef, making it easy to add onto your trip. Discover cruises, snorkelling tours, helicopter flights, accommodation packages and plenty more experiences in the Great Barrier Reef on RedBalloon.
Whilst visiting the Whitsundays, we definitely recommend also exploring the beautiful region of Tropical Far North Queensland. There is so much to discover in this part of the country with famous cities including Noosa, Cairns, Port Douglas, Palm Cove and Townsville. It is also home to some of the most famous tourist attractions in Australia including the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef.
Discover these Whitsundays activities and plenty more experiences from the RedBalloon range of things to do in Queensland. You’ll never be short of things to do in the sunshine state with activities in Brisbane, the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Tropical Far North Queensland, the Great Barrier Reef and plenty more destinations.