Hamilton Island is one of the most famous tropical Australian holiday destinations

The Whitsundays Region is a tourism region around Airlie Beach and the surrounding tropical Islands. It is home to much loved holiday destinations like Hamilton Island and is also the departure point for tours to famous places like the Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach.

Popular Things to do in the Whitsundays Region

Popular things to do and places to visit in the Whitsundays include:

  • Snorkel or Dive the Great Barrier Reef
  • Visit Whitehaven Beach
  • Stay on Hamilton Island
  • Day trip to an Island or Island Resort
  • Stay at hostel and party in Airlie Beach
  • Swim in the Airlie Beach Lagoon Pool

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Places to Visit in the Whitsundays Region

Hamilton Island

Accommodation Guides & Notes

Hamilton Island Accommodation Guide

National Parks, Bushwalks & Wildlife in the Whitsunday Region


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Resort Tourism History Whitsunday Coast

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Whitsundays General Information & Frequently Asked Questions

How do you get to the Whitsunday Coast

You fly into either the Whitsunday Coast/Prosepine Airport (PPP) or directly to Hamilton Island Airport (HTI) depending on where you are going on holiday or flight availability.

You can also catch a ferry to many of the Whitsunday Island from Airlie Beach and some also offer helicopter or private boat transfers.