Whitsunday Islands - Queensland - Australia
Whitsunday Islands

Whitsunday Islands

Welcome to the Whitsundays, heart of the Great Barrier Reef. -

The Whitsunday Islands are a collection of 74 Islands. Almost all of the islands are national parks. Eight of these Islands have been developed into resorts ( Hayman Island, Hamilton Island, South Molle, Daydream Island, Lindeman Island, Long Island, Brampton Island and Hook Island). The remaining 66 islands are untouched. In the surrounding turquoise waters you will find thousands of species of coral, fish, turtles, dolphins, dugong and Mantaray. In the winter season, you will also witness the splendour of humpback whales.

The Whitsunday islands are remnants of a coastal range which was submerged when sea levels rose at the end of the ice age.

The Whitsundays is about 1125 km North of Brisbane and about 725 Km South of Cairns. Airlie Beach is the mainland base for exploring the Whitsunday Islands.

Hill Inlet - Whitsunday Island
Hill Inlet - Whitsunday Island

From April to October, daytime temperatures are 20 to 24 degrees C and vary at night from 14 to 18 degrees. From November to March, the daytime range is 24 to 30 degrees with nights from 18 to 26. The water temperature remains at a constant 20 to 22 degrees throughout the year.

Things to do in the Whitsundays

There is much to do in the Whitsundays....You can enjoy the mainland, sail or cruise the beautiful Whitsunday Islands, dive and snorkel the cays and surrounding reef or simply enjoy a picnic on a deserted beach.

Nara Inlet - Hook Island
Nara Inlet - Hook Island

Snorkelling, diving, island hopping, cruising, fishing, seakayaking, parasailing, quad-biking, touring and jetskiing, are just a few of the activities you can enjoy in the Whitsundays.

Your host of Whitsunday Organic B&B, John Sergeant, sailed into the Whitsunday Islands from England after a two year voyage. If you have the opportunity, John recommends at least a 2 Night 3 Day Sailing trip to enjoy this World Heritage destination.

From Airlie Beach, you may wish to do a daytrip taking you to the best of the Whitsundays pristine locations including Whitehaven Beach with its 7km stretch of white silica sand. Soak up the beauty and wildlife on one of many coastal walking trails (The Great Walks) on the Mainland or on the Islands.

Dive the Coral Reefs

The Whitsundays offer a limitless variety of diving and snorkelling opportunities. The islands are ringed by fringing coral reefs with a diversity of coral and fish species.
The Whitsundays caters for a range of diving opportunities from introductory courses for beginners to Full Padi Open Water Diver Certificate Courses.

Snorkelling is an easy skill to learn and a great way to appreciate the natural beauty of The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.

Diving Whitsunday Coral Reefs
Diving the Whitsunday Coral Reefs
Whitsunday Islands - Airlie Beach - Queensland - Australia

Whitsunday Organic Bed and Breakfast
Accommodation and Tours
Phone +61 (0) 749 467 151 Fax +61 (0) 749 467 152
e-mail address info@whitsundaybb.com.au

Address: 8, Lamond Street,
Airlie Beach Whitsundays 4802
Queensland Australia


Whitsunday Islands