Looking for an island paradise? Visit the Whitsundays and you have 74 islands to choose from, floating between the central Queensland coast and the Great Barrier Reef.
These idyllic hilly islands dotting the sea like a tropical mirage once formed a mountain range on Australia’s mainland, and only eight of the 74 islands are inhabited.
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park protects the surrounding reef, and 32 islands are protected by the Whitsunday Islands National Park, including pristine Whitsunday Island.
The Whitsundays are legendary amongst yachties, voted one of the world’s most beautiful sailing destinations. With deserted islands for sheltered mooring, reefs to snorkel and island resorts offering every luxury and diversion, sailing the Whitsundays can be a laidback cruise or an aquatic adventure.