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Whisunday Islands QLD

Whisunday Islands

Postcode: 4802

The Whitsunday Islands are a collective of continental islands of various sizes off the coast of Queensland, Australia, situated between Townsville and Mackay and some 900km north of Brisbane.

Bordered by the Great Barrier Reef and cradled by the calm waters of the Coral Sea, the Whitsundays lies midway along Australia’s Queensland coast.

The region spans from the beautiful beaches of Bowen in the north to the cane fields and sugar mills of inland Proserpine to the gorgeous golf greens of Laguna Whitsundays in the south. Its 74 islands – only eight of which are inhabited – are surrounded by one of the world’s seven natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef.

Whether you choose to bush walk, scuba dive or sail, there are a myriad of ways to experience the Whitsundays. Island and coastal accommodation options range from camp sites in National Parks to luxury resorts and cater to families after fun and honeymooners in search of seclusion and romance.

Discover the wonder that is Heart Reef. Sink your feet into the white, silica sands of world-famous Whitehaven Beach. Or simply sail at sunset across our crystal-clear waters. These are the colours and images of the Whitsundays – each a postcard of a perfect holiday.