Relax at Whitehaven Beach
The vast stretch of white sands with the turquoise blue waters, you’d want to anchor yourself to this pristine beauty of nature. The sand has 98% silica making it purest and a spectacular sight.
Location: Whitehaven beach, Whitsunday Islands, Queensland
Price: Helicopter tour $329, Seaplane tour $650, Helicopter landing tour $729
Snorkeling at Daydream island
Location: Daydream Island, Molle Island, Queensland
Price: Approximately $100 per person
Visit to Hill Inlet
It can also be viewed from a flight to get a bird’s eye view of this spectacle. It is an amazing sight where you can witness the shift of silica sands in the open sea.
Location: Hill Inlet, Airlie beach, Whitsunday Area
Timings: 8 AM – 7 PM
Location: Available at multiple locations
Price: Approximately $131 for a couple
Explore Heart Reef
Who can resist when nature pops the question? A stunning coral composition in the shape of the perfect heart, it is no surprise that couples have professed their love at this spot. It is impossible to not fall in love here, as you explore this iconic part of the Great Barrier Reef from the air. Taking a helicopter ride to see the Heart Reef has to be among the Whitsunday Islands things to do.
Location: Heart Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Airlie Beach, Queensland
Price: A helicopter ride costs approximately USD 1100 per person.
Timings: 10 AM – 4 PM
Have Fun at Airlie Beach
And so, to cater to the tourists coming in, there are several restaurants, bars and shopping stores so not just lazing around the beach, you will definitely find something to keep you busy. There are live music sessions in the restaurants so enjoy the vibe of the place satiating your tastebuds to the island life.
Location: Airlie beach, Whitsunday Islands, Queensland
Discover the Cedar Creek Falls
Location: Cedar Creek, Palm Grove, Queensland
Witness Sunsets on Hamilton Island
The 1.5-hour cruise is a leisurely sailing experience while you unwind with a drink watching one of nature’s colourful spectacles unfold over the horizon. After witnessing one of the most beautiful moments, return to enjoy your evening on the island.
Location: Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Island
Price: $85 (Adult) $35 (child)
Timings: Departure time between 4:45 PM and 5:30 PM
Visit Great Barrier Marine Park
While the region sees a growing influx of tourists, managing it in an ecologically sustainable way is equally important. From learning about the reef in more detail to actually diving and observing them, this is a one-stop spot to get to know the underwater ecosystem responsibly.
Location: Great Barrier Reef Marine Park, Townsville, Queensland
Timings: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
Take a Ferry Ride Around the Island
Location: Port of Airlie and Hamilton Island Marina
Price: Starts at $38, varies according to destinations
There’s a choice for you to select your sailing style be it motorized boat, yachts or catamaran. Whether you want to go on an intimate cruise or a public guided tour, customize your sail according to your budget. A slice of paradise in whichever direction you sail in, sailing activity is worth it on Whitsunday Islands things to do.
Location: Available at multiple locations.
Price: Varies according to packages and choice of sailing.
Timings: Opens at 8 AM
Scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef
To get up close and personal with the thriving underwater life and reef biodiversity, the paradise is the ultimate answer to what to do in Whitsunday Islands. Sheltered coral reefs, pinnacles of marine creatures, feeding spots of tropical fish, shallow underwater cliffs to caverns, every diving spot offers something mind-blowing.
Location: Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Islands, Queensland
Price: Starts at $500
Timings: Opens at 8 AM
Go for Turtle Spotting
Location: Airlie beach.
Price: Approximately $85 to $100 per person
Hike to Passage Peak
The spot is popular for day picnics with a view of the stunning islands from the top. It is a moderate-level trail that leads you to the highest point on the island – Passage Peak. But the 360-degree views of the horizon from the top will rejuvenate you from the tiring walk.
Location: Passage Peak, Hamilton Island, Queensland
Timings: 8 AM to 7 PM
Spend a Day at Hayman Island
Have a secluded picnic on the private beach or stay in one of the best suites with a view of the beach, pool and lagoon at a go! Hayman Island is all about fine indulgence and luxe living in the Whitsunday Islands.
Location: Hayman Island, Whitsunday Island
Stroll at Hook Island
It is prominent for the Nara and Macona inlets, two fjord-like recesses and Crayfish beach, which can be your tropical island campsite.
Location: Hook Island, Queensland
Visit Whitsunday Islands National Park
Location: Whitsunday Islands, Whitsundays, Whitsunday Area
Price: $25 (Adult) $11 (child)
Go for a Crocodile Safari
Location: Glen Isla Rd, Glen Isla, Queensland
Price: $140 (Adult) $85 (child)
Timings: 9 AM to 7 PM
Exploring Hamilton Island by Golf Buggy
Location: Hamilton Island, Queensland
Price: Approximately $99 per day
Timings: 8 AM – 5 PM
Dine at Fish D'Vine
While the taste is surely lip-smacking, their food presentation skills are top-notch. And with the best produce right at their doorstep from the beaches, there’s no doubt about the freshness on your plate. For a lover of rum, they offer over 450 kinds of rums so your dining experience also has an excellent drink pairing.
Location: Fish D’Vine, 12 Airlie Esplanade, Airlie Beach, Queensland
Price: Approximately $100 - $120
Timings: 7 AM – 9 PM