With sea views and warm weather the norm in these parts, you don’t need any more from your holiday than a resort pool and your book, but if you’re looking for activity and adventure, you’re also in luck. With so many activities, every day can feel like an entirely new holiday in the Whitsundays.
Sail the seas on a day tour by catamaran, luxury yacht or glass-bottomed boat, or even skipper your own vessel bareboating-style. If you're celebrating a special occasion, why not round up your nearest and dearest and treat yourself to a day on the water with a premium custom boat charterOpens in a new tab or window. Visit in August to get into the sailing spirit even further with both Hamilton Island Race WeekOpens in a new tab or window and Airlie Beach Race WeekOpens in a new tab or window held during this month. For a bit of holiday exercise in the name of exploration, rent a kayak, snorkel or stand up paddleboard. Many resorts and hotels offer non-motorised water sports for free.
Snorkel among the stingrays and colourful fish that frequent the waters or take advantage of the world-class scuba diving with tour options ranging from beginners’ discovery dives to multi-day liveaboards to the outer reef.
Meet kangaroos, colourful native birds, dingoes and even have breakfast with the koalas at Hamilton Island WIldlife ParkOpens in a new tab or window. If you’re lucky enough to visit between June and October, it’s whale season — walk through ancient rainforest at Conway National Park or Hill Inlet and you might even spot a passing humpback whale.