Whitsunday Islands (Australia)

Whitsunday Islands Travel Guide and Trip Resources


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Dream islands

The Whitsunday islands are an archipelago of islands off Australia's Queensland
One of the most popular destinations in the country, featuring 74 (or more) islands
Lots of activities, fantastic scenery and beaches

After seeing these islands I've given up on ever finding a better and more perfect tropical dream island. Try it, I dare you.

The Whitsunday Islands are located off Australia's Queensland, south of Bowen and north of Mackay. They encompass a total of 74 islands (there are more if you count some of the really small specks as well) featuring bright white sand and the fantastic transparent aquamarine waters that one dreams of when planning a getaway to destinations like these.

Hamilton Island is the most developed and crowded, while Hayman Island, DayDream Island and Long Island are other popular and in some cases (like Hayman) more exclusive options. Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island itself is your typical must-see. Getting in is easiest through either the airport of Hamilton Island or Proserpine. [Review by travelindicator]


Key info

  • Whitsunday Islands is a region in Australia. It is situated at an altitude of 43ft and the best airport to fly into is HTI (Hamilton Island, Hamilton Island)
  • The main spoken language here is English, and the average English skill is high
  • The currency used in Australia is the Australian dollar (AUD)

Whitsunday Islands Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
86 86 84 81 77 72 72 73 77 82 84 86

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

JanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
10 13.2 11.1 7.7 4.8 3.5 2.4 1.7 1 1.7 4.3 7.6

More Whitsunday Islands travel resources

Not sure which one of these islands to pick? Read up at Whitsundayapartments.com.au or Experienceoz.com.au. If after that you still need more info, just head over to the Wikitravel page dedicated to them.


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