The Whitsundays consists of 74 islands - only eight of which are inhabited. They are surrounded by one of the worldâ€™s seven natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef. This magic region will have you spellbound - pristine beaches, lush rainforests and dazzling waterways, in fact there are so many reasons why the Whitsundays is known as one of the greatest aquatic playgrounds on earth.
The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is the largest, most complex and diverse coral reef system in the world. It is made up of coral reefs, coral cays and islands, stretching along the Queensland coast from Cape York to Bundaberg. The Marine Park also includes seagrass, mangroves, sand, algal and sponge gardens, inter-reefal communities and other habitats, and many rare and endangered species. This underwater world makes for the best exploring above and below the water.
Whether you choose to bush walk, scuba dive or sail, there are a myriad of ways to explore the Whitsundays. Snorkel at Blue Pearl Bay where you will discover some of most amazing coral reefs and tropical fish in the Whitsundays. Dive the outer reef and explore the amazing coral. Walk along Whitehaven Beach's silica sand or kayak in turtle breeding grounds where you are sure to see one pop up. However you choose to spend your holiday Whitsundays Sailing Adventures will help you explore idyllic worlds that no cruise ship can.