The Whitsundays is the region in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, 150km north of Mackay and 200km south of Townsville and ascends out of the rich blue tropical waters that lie in an archipelago of green islands and sandy atolls. The romance of Heart Reef, the kaleidoscopic colours and shapes of the corals, the soft white sands of Whitehaven Beach and the crystal clear waters make the Whitsundays an attractive destination for all.
The Whitsunday Coast is a cosmopolitan peninsula that stretches from the central town of Airlie Beach to secluded beaches along the coastline and inland to picturesque hinterland. Airlie Beach provides the ideal mainland base for holiday fun and adventure in the Whitsundays. It's a social and lively place with fabulous restaurants, clubs and bars to party well into the night, or quiet, undiscovered coves, beaches and rainforest to explore just minutes from town.
Lying in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, in the warm waters of Australia's Coral Sea are 74 tropical Whitsunday islands. Charter a yacht and skipper yourself, or take a cruise and let someone else do the sailing for you - wind your way through the Whitsunday islands taking in the emerald green islands, crystal clear waters and vibrant marine life beneath the surface. Closer to water level, jet ski or kayak through the tropical islands, or for a bird's eye view, take in the panorama of the Whitsundays landscape from a seaplane or helicopter, or perhaps a skydive! From where ever you are, the views of the Whitsundays are breath taking.
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