About the Whitsundays
Discover the Whitsundays for a beach holiday or romantic getaway: romantic sunsets over crystal clear waters and balmy moonlit nights under swaying palm trees make the Whitsunday Islands a truly memorable destination for any couple.
As one of the world’s best beach holiday destinations, the Whitsundays offer 74 islands – only eight of which are inhabited – sheltered by one of the world’s seven natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef.
The iconic Whitsunday islands of Hayman, Hamilton, Daydream, Brampton, Long and South Molle stand out as Australia's best beach holiday destinations.
And don’t forget the Whitsunday Coast, with its pristine national parks and bustling, friendly coastal towns that offer an endless array of fun-filled activities. The Whitsundays is located around 1100km north of Brisbane and around 600km south of Cairns.
The Whitsunday Islands offer a choice of accommodation options at some of the most romantic locations in the world and are typically one island, one resort. Combine the superb facilities and huge choice of activities, including snorkelling, scuba diving, fishing, swimming or simple relaxation, and you have the makings of the honeymoon of a lifetime.
On the mainland, bustling Airlie Beach offers a range of accommodation to suit all budgets and a plethora of land- and water-based activities.
Best time to visit the Whitsundays?
The Whitsundays enjoys a tropical climate with hot summers, warm winters and a pleasant spring and autumn. Summer, from December to February, averages between 24°C and 33°C and winter from 14°C to 26°C.
For more climate info: Whitsundays Weather Guide