Welcome to Great Barrier Reef Tours Whitsundays

Welcome to Great Barrier Reef Tours Whitsundays

The Whitsunday Islands feature dazzling and secluded beaches, spectacular vistas, sweeping grasslands, shores fringed with coral reefs, excellent accommodation options and many tours. There are 74 islands, all sheltered by the Great Barrier Reef in the Coral Sea that is perfect for sailing. Five of them have accommodation, most are uninhabited, and several offer camping opportunities.

There is an almost endless choice of a real adventure, sophisticated resorts, stunning camping areas, exciting underwater and aerial activities for an unforgettable holiday in this vibrant heart of nature’s wonderland that is the Great Barrier Reef. Explore unspoilt islands, powdery sand beaches, and turquoise waters. Find a private beach to chill out and relax, dangle a line to catch a fish, try snorkelling, or take a rigorous or relaxing bushwalk.

The islands, their natural forests and grasslands, their pristine beaches, pure waters and fringe reefs provide endless wonders and experiences for explorers. The best way to appreciate them is on water, so take your boat, hire one or let a tour operator or your accommodation host fix everything.

Once you have docked offshore, take a bike ride around the island, or scrunch your toes in the pure sands of a beach as waves lap the shoreline. Alternatively, grab a kayak and go exploring, camp hop through the 29 available sites, almost all accessible only by boat, or order another bottle of chilled white and think about it. Out on the reef slopes, explore underwater dive bommies, crevices and caves or take it easy and snorkel around rocks and reefs. The Whitsunday Islands paradise beckons!


Top 10 Attractions

  • Magnificent Islands – The 74 large and small islands in the Whitsundays region feature beautiful beaches, sparkling clear waters, camping or sophisticated accommodation facilities, snorkelling and diving opportunities, peaks to climb and wildlife to watch. It’s a mesmerising visual feast of almost untouched natural beauty.
  • Beautiful Resorts – The best way to experience the unique beauty of the Whitsundays is to immerse yourself in it, and many outstanding resort stay options can ensure your experience will be as unique as the destination.
  • Stunning Sailing – The Whitsundays are perfect sailing across idyllic blue waters, tacking and jibing in a tropical breeze, skimming around islands in the nearby groups or out to the main reefs.  You can also charter your boat for a sail with family and friends.
  • Whitehaven Beach – Celebrated as one of the most beautiful beaches in Australia, if not the world, it is on Whitsunday Island. The azure blue waters of the Coral Sea gently lap Whitehaven’s pure white silica sand and sandbars linking coloured tidal pools.
  • Heart Reef – The most iconic romantic location on the Great Barrier Reef, it is best viewed in from the air on a scenic flight tour and with enough flyover time to propose to a loved one before a visit to beautiful Whitehaven.
  • Great Barrier Reef – The Great Barrier Reef shelters the Whitsunday Islands, but it is accessible on day tours or overnight stays during which divers can explore its beauty.
  • Hamilton Island Golf Club – The 18-hole course, designed by champion golfer Peter Thomson, takes full advantage of spectacular ridges and steep valleys, with panoramic views of the Whitsundays and the Coral Sea.
  • Whale Sighting – From June to September, the Whitsundays is an important calving ground for migrating humpback whales, and keen-eyed visitors can catch regular sightings of these unique mammals.
  • Diving, Snorkelling – Dive into the beautiful Coral Sea waters to discover the fantastic variety and colours of the various coral features. Snorkelling and diving day trips leave from Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island. There are a plethora of ideal locations, including Hook Island.
  • Nightlife Fun – Apart from the island resorts, the mainland town of Airlie Beach has a range of sophisticated eateries and fancy restaurants that take advantage of the holiday vibe with outdoor seating. There are also ‘party boat’ options that make the festivities to water.

Great Barrier Reef, Whitsundays Tours

Whitsundays Fast Boat Adventure

Whitsundays Fast Boat Adventure Whitsundays Fast Boat Adventure is a day tour with a difference. This custom-built vessel and award-winning tour offers an exhilarating ride...

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Whitsunday 1 Day Sailing Adventure

Explore the beautiful Whitsunday Islands on this Whitsunday 1 Day Sailing Adventure. Visit the famous Whitehaven Beach includes delicious BBQ lunch, swimming, snorkeling and outstanding...

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Hardy Reef Pontoon

Great Barrier Reef Pontoon day tour departing daily from Airlie Beach or Hamilton Island to our all weather pontoon includes snorkeling, lunch, underwater viewing

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