The Whitsunday region is placed in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, on the central east coast of Queensland, Australia. Situated between Mackay and Townsville, approximately 630km south of Cairns and 1100km north of Brisbane. Home to picturesque locations including Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach and many uninhabited national parks, the Whitsunday Islands features only four exclusive islands offering resort accommodation.
Popular activities and tours to enjoy while in the Whitsunday Islands include snorkelling and diving the Great Barrier Reef, day cruising, fishing voyages, flying over the Heart Reef via helicopter, hiking up to the Hill Inlet lookout on Whitehaven Beach, sailing and more.
A true piece of paradise, the clear protected water and islands of the Whitsunday Islands feature an abundance of Australian wildlife including green sea turtles, tropical fish, Proserpine Rock Wallabies and whales. The official months for whale season are from July to September with some sightings outside that time. Whales pass through the Whitsundays on their annual migration from the colder southern seas to the tropical waters of the Whitsundays during the winter months. Humpback and Pilot Whales are a common sight during this time.