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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.

Lindeman Island is reached by light plane from Hamilton. It has excellent secluded beaches and breathtaking hilltop views.

South Molle Island is a hilly picturesque island surrounded by coral reefs offering some of the best of watersports and also golf.

Lizard Island is known for its beautiful white sand beaches as well as excellent diving and snorkeling due to its abundance of marine life. It is also a place with great walks.

C’mon say G’day Downunder. Book one of our Australia vacations today and start exploring!

 

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Australia Travel Information

At Goway we believe that a well-informed traveller is a safer traveller. With this in mind, we have compiled an easy to navigate travel information section dedicated to Australia vacations. 

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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