Spread majestically through the Coral Sea, the sandy fringes of these 74 islands disappear into beautiful shades of crystal, aqua, blue and indigo ocean. Sheltered by the Great Barrier Reef, there are no crashing waves or deadly undertows, and the waters are particularly perfect for sailing.

The Whitsunday Islands are a group of 74 islands bordered by the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area and the sheltered waters of the Coral Sea. With palm-fringed secluded white sand beaches surrounded by clear blue waters, the Whitsunday Islands are the epitome of a tropical paradise.

Australia is known as 'the lucky country' and it's not hard to see why with Whitsundays holidays at the top of many travellers 'bucket lists'. 150 km north of Mackay and 300 km south of Townsville the stunning Whitsunday Islands are set at the heart of the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef. This unique part of Australia is an exotic and breathtakingly beautiful destination that showcases Mother Nature at her absolute best. This natural wonder will remain in your memory long after your holiday is over and with direct flights departing daily from most cities and a wide range of accommodation for all travellers and budgets, the Whitsundays are a must see holiday destination.

Trains that take you there

Connecting Queensland the new way. The Spirit of Queensland travels from Brisbane to Cairns and return four times a week, with RailBus Coach Connections to Hervey Bay and Airlie Beach.
RouteRoute:Brisbane to Cairns
DurationDuration:25 hrs
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