Top 10 Things To Do In The Whitsundays

Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef

The Whitsundays is home to the Great Barrier Reef, a vibrant and wondrous ecosystem. This world wonder is the perfect place to don a snorkel and explore the deep blue! Colourful corals of an abundance of varieties lay in the fringing reefs, acting as food and shelter for an array of tropical fish. Keep an eye out for the Whitsunday Maori Wrasse, green sea turtles and plenty of other marinelife! This quintessential Whitsunday activity is not one to be missed, so head on out to the reef on one of our luxury catamarans today and experience the Great Barrier Reef up close!

Green Sea Turtle Snorkelling in the Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Island

Explore Whitehaven Beach

Whitehaven Beach is found on the Eastern side of Whitsunday Island, and really is something of a dream! Head on out to this tropical paradise to frolic amongst some of the whitest, softest sand in the world. The rare geological activity that occurred in this special corner of the world has resulted in a 7 km stretch of sand, composed of 98.9% pure silica! Pair Whitehaven’s dreamy soft shores with the crystal clear waters, and you have an island paradise ready for your relaxation! 

Whitehaven Beach Top 10 Things to do in the Whitsundays

Sail the Whitsunday Islands

Here in the Whitsundays, the journey is just as magical as the destination. So, all aboard one of our sleek sailing catamarans! Combine authentic island sailing with plenty of little luxuries, and you will be sailing in style amongst the pristine archipelago of the Whitsunday Islands. With something for everyone, from couples to families and party-chasers to seniors, our range of vessels are bound to impress! There really is nothing like watching the sunset and rise over the horizon as you bask in the serenity and charm of a Whitsunday sail.

Whitsunday Blue Sailing through the Whitsunday Islands, authentic Sailing catamaran

Visit Hill Inlet Lookout

Hill Inlet is a hidden channel north of Whitehaven Beach, and is a must-see for anybody visiting the Whitsundays! Embark on a light bushwalk, abound with native fauna and lush flora, to reach the three viewing platforms of Hill Inlet Lookout. From there, you can witness the Island’s turquoise waters and Whitehaven’s luminescent sands combining in a breathtaking tie-dye swirl! These remarkable shifting sands are never once the same, so don’t miss your chance to experience this natural wonder from above!

Hill Inlet Lookout Swirling Sands Whitsunday Islands

Scuba Dive

Hungry for more underwater adventures? Want to go even deeper into the mysteries of the Great Barrier Reef? Well, you’re in luck! With plenty of options for dive beginners as well as experienced scuba connoisseurs, you can glide through the cool waters of the Great Barrier Reef and witness the wonders that lay below! An amazing way to learn a new skill and see the Whitsunday waters in a new and exciting way, scuba diving is a must for those seeking adventure!

Scuba diving through the Great Barrier Reef, top 10 things to do

Soar over the Reef with a scenic flight

Hop on a scenic flight over the Great Barrier Reef and let yourself soar to cloud nine! You’ll be able to check out the wonders of the Whitsunday Islands with a unique, birds-eye perspective that will seriously take your breath away. Perfect for a romantic surprise or exciting adventure, a scenic flight will be the cherry on top of your time in the Whitsundays.

Scenic flight over Whitsunday Islands, Great Barrier Reef, Top 10 things to do

Live it up at a luxury island resort 

With an abundance of luxury island resorts at your fingertips, why not live it up like a celebrity for a night or two?! Hayman Island, Hamilton Island and Daydream Island are home to plenty of luxury resorts, tropical boutiques and decadent restaurants. So, check-in and enjoy a variety of facilities such as resort lagoons, spas, saunas and gold class service! 

Daydream Island Resort, luxury Whitsunday Island accommodation, top 10 things to do

Stand up paddleboard in paradise

Glide over the glassy waters of the Whitsunday Islands like never before! Stand-up paddleboards, or SUPs as the locals call them, are a fun, fresh and funky way to see the reef, get some light exercise and have a laugh, all at once! Don’t forget to glance down at the thriving underwater forests to see some colourful corals, shimmering fish and relaxed turtles! 

stand-up paddleboard SUP in Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island

Enjoy a starlit dinner at sea

With scrumptious menus designed for each of our luxury catamarans, you can sit back while our professional crew provide you with delectable meals thrice a day, made of the freshest local ingredients. Dine outside on the deck of your catamaran, and let the stars illuminate your night of wining, dining and good company while you sail the Whitsundays! Sounds pretty magical, right?

Powerplay platter alfresco dining in the Whitsundays

Meet new friends 

If you’re heading out to the islands on an overnight boat, you will be amongst groups of guests, big or small, depending on your preference. While our tours offer plenty of space and privacy for those after a quiet, intimate getaway, there are also an array of tour options for those looking to meet like-minded travellers! Check out Adventurer, Powerplay and Bullet for a social, lovely journey of island discovery! 

Meet new friends aboard Powerplay, Whitsunday sailing

So, what are you waiting for? Paradise is calling!

Chat to our friendly travel experts to plan the perfect  Whitsunday experience for you, today!