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The Whitsunday Islands are a paradise for those who want a relaxing getaway in Australia. Found in the middle of Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef, these 74 islands are filled with pristine beaches, clear waters, and lush rainforests. Adventurers and beach lovers are sure to love this destination thanks to the number of outdoor activities that can be done here, including diving, snorkeling, hiking, swimming, and more. For the best things to do in Whitsundays, check this handy list!

Whitehaven Beach

There’s a reason why there’s the word “haven” in Whitehaven Beach. Found just across Haslewood Island’s Stockyard Beach, this paradise is renowned for its white silica sands and aqua blue waters. Just a boat or helicopter away from Airlie Beach, Whitehaven Beach can be toured for a day or half a day. Visitors may also go stay here using their camping facilities or just relax with a beach barbeque setup.
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Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island is one of the very few inhabited islands of the Whitsundays and is located close to the Great Barrier Reef. This famous destination is a hit with tourists thanks to the many activities the island offers, from sailing and diving to soothing massages at their spas. Travelers may also choose from a number of great restaurants on the island. The usual way to get around is via buggy or golf carts, and the island hosts its annual Hamilton Island Race Week yachting festival in August.
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Hill Inlet

Found on Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island is the beautiful Hill Inlet, where visitors can view its breathtaking blend of sand and blue waters when the tides of the ocean shift. Travelers can either fly over it using a chartered flight or hike up the nearby hill to view this natural mosaic. The scenery is unlike any other on the Whitsundays and it is best to take a tour or day trip during low tide season.
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South Molle Island

In the middle of the Great Barrier Reef area is South Molle Island, a quaint resort island that’s a great camping and hiking location. This destination has a number of cycling and trekking tracks, especially in its famous Molle Islands National Park. South Molle Island is a great place to visit to isolate yourself from the rest of the more commercial Whitsunday locations if you’re looking for a more quiet, one-with-nature experience.
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