Whitsunday Coast Holiday Packages
A 74-island paradise of reefs, beaches and aquamarine waters
Cosmopolitan and inviting, the Whitsunday region stretches from the central town of Airlie Beach along the stunning coastline and into the picturesque hinterland. Jewels in the Whitsunday mainland crown include Bowen with its eight beaches (and Big Mango), Cedar Creek Falls with its spectacular cascades set in a natural rock amphitheatre and the isolated, wildlife-rich hamlet of Hydeaway Bay.
There’s so much to do here – popular activities include diving or snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef sailing the 74 Whitsunday islands , dipping your toes into Whitehaven Beach’s silica sands, viewing the swirling sands of Hill Inlet or flying over Heart Reef.
Things to do
The Whitsundays not only boasts beautiful shorelines, it also lays claim to some remarkable subtropical rainforests. Many of the islands are home to hiking trails where visitors can admire the grand old pines, get close to the wildlife and enjoy breathtaking views. Cedar Creek Falls is the ideal spot for a picnic on the mainland.
A 40-minute drive north of Airlie Beach lies Bowen, a sleepy seaside town boasting eight beautiful beaches that remains off the tourist radar. It’s a wonderful place for a day trip or overnight stay.
Sun, surf and sand
Airlie Beach is your mainland base for holidaying throughout the Whitsundays, with accommodation styles as varied as the languages you’ll hear on the streets of this international destination. Thanks to its proximity to the islands, Airlie Beach is the heart of the Whitsundays with an array of dining and nightlife options to match.
Whitsunday Coast Airport (Proserpine - PPP)
Distance to Airlie Beach 40 km
Taxi A taxi to Airlie Beach will take around 35 minutes and cost around AUD $80.
Shuttle Whitsundays 2 Everywhere opens in new window buses meet every flight and take around 40 minutes to reach Airlie Beach. One-way adult fares are around AUD $22; pre-booking required.
When to go
Spring and autumn, with sunny weather, low humidity and temperatures from 19°C, are great times to visit the Whitsundays. Summer temperatures – between December and February – can hit a high of 30°C, sometimes accompanied by tropical showers.
Whitsunday Transit provides a local bus service around the area. If you're staying in Airlie Beach, you'll find that most tourist activities include a return shuttle service to your accommodation. If you plan to drive, hire a car at Whitsunday Coast Airport or Airlie Beach.
Whitsunday Coast Holiday Packages
Mantra Club Croc
The hotel’s traditional exterior oozes character, yet inside you’ll find contemporary accommodation with all of the modern conveniences you require.
Blue Horizon Resort Apartments
Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, a family friendly destination, or somewhere to mix work with pleasure at Blue Horizon Resort can cater for all tastes.
Club Wyndham Airlie Beach
Club Wyndham Airlie Beach provides modern accommodation and amenities with a relaxed, tropical North Queensland feel.
Daydream Island Resort
Daydream Island Resort & Living Reef is ideally located in the heart of Queensland’s Whitsundays Islands and the gateway to the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef.
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