With 74 beautiful islands to navigate, the Whitsundays offers abundant natural attractions including one of the seven wonders of the world, Great Barrier Reef.

Whitsunday Islands

Positioned within the Great Barrier Reef, off Queensland’s central east coast, the Whitsundays’ world-famous archipelago is made up of 74 tropical islands. Situated between Mackay and Townsville, approximately 630km south of Cairns and 1100km north of Brisbane. The region has been home to the Ngaro Aboriginal people for over 9,000 years, which is one of the earliest recorded Aboriginal groups in Australia.

Home to picturesque locations including Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach and many uninhabited national parks, popular activities and exclusive tours to enjoy while staying at InterContinental Hayman Island Resort include snorkelling and diving the Great Barrier Reef, luxury cruising, fishing voyages, tennis camps, flying over the Heart Reef via our branded Helireef helicopters, hiking up to the Hill Inlet lookout on Whitehaven Beach, island escapades to nearby islands and more.