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  • Whitehaven Island - famous for its white sand beach is an ideal inclusion for all Australia vacations.
  • Aerial views of the Whitsunday Islands
  • Humpback whale breaching
  • Swim-up bar in the tropical Whitsundays
  • Located 900km north of Brisbane between Bowen and Mackay
  • Sea plane anchored on Whitehaven Beach

The Whitsundays TourismThe Whitsundays Islands are a popular tourist destination on Australia vacations off the central coast of Queensland and a collection of 74 islands spread across the Great Barrier Reef in the Coral Sea. Most of the islands are deserted but there are eight that offer accommodation and tourist facilities.
They also all offer great beaches and an intimate atmosphere and can be visited either by taking a cruise or a stay put Australia vacation.

The Whitsundays are centred on Whitsunday Island but the commercial and most important island is Hamilton Island. Also the largest of the Whitsunday Islands, of which 70% is national park, Hamilton Island offers natural beauty and good scenic walks. There is also a quality golf course here.

Hayman Island is the most northern island and is the epitome of a tropical paradise. Activities include everything from bushwalks to excellent diving and snorkeling.

Daydream Island is a haven for wildlife lovers, where it's possible to hand-feed stingrays, sharks, and fish, and where it's not unusual to see dolphins and turtles in the nearby waters.

Long Island (no, not that one!) is closest to the mainland and is a great destination for hikers. Palm Bay is one of its secluded delights, showing off the Whitsundays at their very best.

Airlie Beach is located on the mainland itself and is the jumping off point for many Whitsunday and Great Barrier Reef excursions. If you'd rather stay in a local community rather than at a resort, while still having the Whitsundays at your fingertips, Airlie Beach is a great option.

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Learn about the history and culture of Australia, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Australia's nature and wildlife, weather and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Australia for yourself. Start exploring...book one of our Australia vacations today!

 

Extend Your Stay

Consider an additional stopover to your Australia vacation at one of Goway's South Pacific destinations. You can choose from  our selection of New Zealand vacation packagesTahiti vacation packages or stay at one of our Fiji resorts or perhaps take a Cook Island vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from Australia.

 

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    Duration:
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    Prices From:
    US$ 319
    Trip Type:
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    Prices From:
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    Duration:
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    Prices From:
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    Trip Type:
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    Duration:
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    Prices From:
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    Trip Type:
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    Duration:
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    Prices From:
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    Duration:
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    Prices From:
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    Trip Type:
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    Duration:
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    Duration:
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    Prices From:
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    Duration:
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    Duration:
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    Trip Type:
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    Duration:
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    Prices From:
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    Trip Type:
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  • Urban Aussie Beach Escape

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    Duration:
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    Prices From:
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    Trip Type:
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  • Value East Coast Discovery: Gold Coast to Cairns

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    Duration:
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    Prices From:
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    Trip Type:
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  • Value Grand Australia (17 days from Sydney to Alice Springs): Value Plus Escorted Vacation

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    Duration:
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    Prices From:
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    Trip Type:
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    Duration:
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    Prices From:
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    Trip Type:
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    Duration:
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    Prices From:
    US$ 4,010
    Trip Type:
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  • Whitsunday Getaway Cruise from Airlie Beach

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    Duration:
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    Prices From:
    US$ 804
    Trip Type:
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    Duration:
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    Prices From:
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