On land or on the water, seen from high above or just below the tropical waterline, the natural beauty of the Whitsundays captivates like no other place on Earth.

Ancient volcano remnants now form a chain of 74 islands (mostly national parks) dotted along the coastline like stepping-stones between the mainland and the Great Barrier Reef, one of the Seven Wonders of the Natural World.

In addition to visiting a world class resort such as One & Only Hayman or qualia on Hamilton Island, enjoy the reef with swimming, snorkeling or diving, the region is packed full of activities, from sailing, scenic flights, bush walks, jet skiing, barramundi fishing to golf.

The tropical Whitsunday region is internationally known for sailing. Home to Hamilton Island Race Week and Airlie Beach Race Week, the Whitsunday waters are a yachtsman’s paradise.

From massive national parks to the world’s largest reef and from sandy beaches and tropical islands to unique wildlife and marine animals, the Whitsundays is the perfect backdrop for the best time of your life.