Accommodation in Whitsundays

The Whitsunday Islands are a group of 74 islands that lie off the coast of Queensland and form part of the Great Barrier Reef. These islands are one of Australia’s most popular tourist destinations. There are many coral reefs for snorkeling and diving, pristine beaches and clear aquamarine waters.

Whitsunday Group is the most popular islands of the Great Barrier Reef. In particular, the wonderful climate and beautiful nature guarantee a pleasant stay. Here you will find many island resorts, from middle class to super deluxe. You can also take day cruises fast boats to make the outer reef or sailing cruises between the islands. Airlie Beach, Shute Harbour and Repulse Bay are the beach resorts from which you can reach the islands and the reef. The islands are a favorite destination for many tourists. You can go sailing, picnicking, fishing, snorkeling and diving.

The Whitsunday Islands are an archipelago between the Great Barrier Reef and the coast. The 73 islands are hilly and have beautiful nature. Most islands have beautiful white sandy beaches where you can snorkel. You see underwater a wide varieties of tropical fish. Fast boats sail to the Great Barrier Reef (outer reef), which is also a popular diving spot. The area is also ideal for sailing. You can take a sailing cruise or a sailboat charter.

Directors Choice – Top Hotels for all Budgets


Director of Pacific Island Travel, Rob Kusters shares his top picks of Hotels, Resorts and accomodation in Queensland for all budgets!

One&Only Hayman Island *****

One&Only Hayman Island
“Stylish private island resort ideal for honeymooners. It has the largest swimming pool in the southern hemisphere. There is plenty to do on the island itself including hiking and snorkeling at nearby pearly bay. There is also a stunning sand bar only ten minutes by boat from the resort. ”

More information about Queensland

Great Barrier Reef1. Discover the Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s largest coral reef system composed of over 2,900 individual reefs and 900 islands stretching for over 2,300 kilometers and of course a World Heritage Site. A fantastic playground for snorkeling and diving amongst beautiful coral. Find Out More >

Queensland Outback2. Queensland Outback

The Queensland Outback is a vast area including sand dunes, cattle stations, lunar landscapes and waterholes. Here the pace of life really slows you down. Find Out More >

Surfing3. Go Surfing

Whether you are a pro surfer or just learning Queensland is ideal for you. Popular areas include Sunshine Coast and the Gold Coast. Find Out More >

Themeparks Queensland4. Theme parks in the Gold Coast

Queenslands favorite theme parks include Warner Brothers Movie World, Sea World, and Wet n Wild Gold Coast. Located in Gold Coast a day or two at one of these parks is fun for the whole family. Find Out More >

Whales5. Swim with Minke Whales

The minke whale is the smallest baleen whale, they have a characteristic white band on each flipper. From July to August each year there is an opportunity to swim with these beautiful marine mammals in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Find Out More >

Fraser Island6. Visit Fraser Island
Fraser Island is a stunning World Heritage Listed island and is the largest sand island in the world and one of the only places in the world where rainforest grows in sand. It is also home to a number of beautiful freshwater lakes. Find Out More >

Whitesunday Islands, QLD7. Sail the 74 islands of the Whitsundays

The Whitsundays are made up of 74 beautiful islands on the tropical coast of Queensland. A bgreat way to explore the islands is onboard a sailboat where you can stop to snorkel or scuba dive. Find Out More >

Daintree8. Daintree Rainforest

The world heritage Daintree Rainforest is located in far north Queensland. The Daintree is the largest continuous area of tropical rainforest in Australia. The rainforest grows right down to the edge of the sea. Find Out More >

Shopping9. Shopping

There is plenty of great shopping to be found in Queensland from big shopping centres and outlet malls in the Gold Coast and Brisbane to arts, crafts and boutique shops found in many towns. Find Out More >

Brisbane Museum10. Brisbane Museums & Art Galleries

In the city of Brisbane you will find many fantastic museums and art galleries worth exploring. Highlights include Queensland Museum, Gallery of Modern Art, Queensland Art Gallery and the Museum of Brisbane. Find Out More >

Queensland is a very large state, so depending on your time air travel is a good option. You can also easily get between cities with public transport (bus or train). Car rental or camper van is also a great way to explore the state.