The Whitsunday Region is located in tropical North Queensland and has become one of the world’s most desirable destinations with its 74 idyllic islands surrounded by the magical Great Barrier Reef. However the region also encompasses the rural town of Proserpine, the mining town of Collinsville, and the costal settlements of Bowen, Cannonvale, Airlie Beach and Shute Harbour.
Bursting with natural vistas it is no surprise that more than 800,000 tourists flock to the region each year and approximately 30,000 people have been lured by the charms of a tropical lifestyle to permanently call the Whitsunday Region home.
With an area full of history and an endless array of stunning attractions to visit, the Whitsundays is nothing short of spectacular and should undoubtedly be number one on your list of places to visit.
Must See & Do Highlights
With an abundance of wonderful places to go and magical things to see it can be difficult in deciding what to do with your time spent in the Whitsunday Region. So to help you make your experience memorable and one of a lifetime, we have put together this list of things you must see and do!
• Cruise to the Great Barrier Reef
• Let your feet sink into the powder like sand of Whitehaven Beach
• Snorkel amid some 1500 species of fish and 400 types of coral
• Fly over Heart Reef for a bird’s eye view of this amazing icon of the Great Barrier Reef
• See nature at its awesome best — beautiful Hill Inlet from the lookout on Whitehaven Beach
• Whale watching
• Walk the Whitsunday Great Walk and see our natural heritage
• Sit and listen to free live music as you watch the sun set on the Airlie Foreshore every Sunday
• Soak up the sun, cool off and make new friends at Airlie Beach Lagoon
• Swim within the stinger enclosures at Cannonvale Beach, Dingo Beach or Wilsons Beach
• Hire a kayak and discover the islands from a different angle
• Relax with a coffee at one of the alfresco cafes overlooking the Coral Sea
• Hire a scooter for a fun day of sight seeing
• Reel in a prize catch on a game fishing trip with an expert
• Spot a freshwater croc on the Proserpine River
• Cool off under the falls at Cedar Creek Falls
• Watch the night sky light up during the cane fires before harvest
• Step back in time at Proserpine museum’s displays of the region’s social history
• Charter a “skipper yourself” (bareboat) yacht, catamaran or motor launch
• Jump aboard a crewed sailing boat and make new friends on your voyage
• Explore the reef on a diving cruise expedition