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Whitsunday Islands Holidays

Situated in the aptly named ‘Coral Sea’, the Whitsunday Islands are the perfect place to relax, indulge and of course take in the spectacular sights. They are an array of islands, each home to secluded white sand beaches, warm waters full of diverse marine wildlife, and lush green rainforests. Since the majority of these islands are uninhabited, Whitsunday Island holidays are a great opportunity to go and explore - whether you pick to travel by boat or jet ski, explore the islands on foot or by buggy or even see what you can discover under the water on a scuba dive. That is of course if you are one of the few who manage to tear yourself away from gazing at the sights from a sun lounger.

Hamilton Island Holidays

The largest of the Whitsunday Islands, Hamilton Island is easily accessible and has something to suit everyone. Its range of restaurants, bars and activities mean that holidays to Hamilton Island offer tropical island relaxation, while still giving you plenty of things to do.

Surrounded by azure waters, beautiful beaches and coral reefs, Hamilton Island is a tropical paradise of unspoilt beauty right on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef. The short boat trip out to discover the incredible sights of the reef is a once-in-a-life time experience that truly cannot be missed. For sights you’ll never forget, grab a snorkel and get up close to the reef and its huge range of diverse marine life.

If you prefer to take in the stunning sights from dry land, grab a map and take a bush walk. The Resort Lookout trail is a great way to get to know the island, taking you to its second highest point, where you can look out over nearly the whole island.

No matter which island you choose to stay on, Whitsunday island holidays are the perfect opportunity to indulge in relaxation, and enjoy the stunning scenery – you’ll never want to leave.

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The Cruise Whitsundays' Great Barrier Reef Adventure was a fantastic trip with a top-class boat and calm, reassuring instructors. For those who wear glasses, you can hire prescription snorkel masks which were amazing and mean you don't miss out on seeing all the incredible marine life.
Paul, Travel Designer

What to do in Whitsundays

Take a look at all the escorted tours and excursions on offer for your next trip to Whitsundays.

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Places to stay in Whitsundays

From self-catered apartments to all-inclusive luxury hotels, find the ideal accommodation for your Whitsundays holiday.

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There are 5 itineraries to choose from below. Use the filters to refine your options.

Coast to Coast - Indian Pacific Rail and Hamilton Island

15 day suggested itinerary
From £3,999 per person

Journey from coast to coast on this trip of a lifetime; travel from Perth to Sydney on the Indian Pacific, and then onto the white sand beaches of Hamilton Island.

Great for
  • Adventure
  • Beaches & boats
  • City sights
  • Rail journeys

Queensland Classic Self Drive

15 Day Suggested Itinerary
From £2,499 per person

This 15 day itinerary gives you the opportunity to do all of these things - under your own pace driving from Brisbane to Cairns.

Great for
  • Adventure
  • Beaches & boats
  • Self-drives
  • Wildlife & nature
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Australasia Encompassed

26 Day Suggested Itinerary
From £7,695 per person

Embark on an ultimate round the world adventure, immersing yourself in Maori culture, relaxing on pristine beaches and soaking in stunning natural beauty along the way.

Great for
  • Adventure
  • Beaches & boats
  • City sights
  • Culture & history
  • Food & wine
  • Luxury travel
  • Round the world
  • Wildlife & nature
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Sydney to Melbourne & Hamilton Island

18 Day Suggested Itinerary
From £3,199 per person

Explore the iconic sights of Sydney before embarking on the coastal drive from Sydney to Melbourne and relax on Hamilton Island

Great for
  • Adventure
  • Beaches & boats
  • City sights
  • Self-drives

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