Traveller Information –
Getting Around the Whitsundays
Get in touch with us for specialist advice on how to customise your itinerary to include all the destinations and activities on your wish list.
With the right advice, you will have a seamless transition from one experience to the next, with plans for how to get around included in your tour selections.
Your to-do list will help us work out the best way for you to get around the Whitsundays. Think about your wish list – snorkelling, diving, adventure, relaxation, family-friendly, seclusion, day trip, or sleep on the reef.
You can create combinations of tours to make sure you fit in everything you wish to see and do. Some tours even include multiple sites during the same itinerary, either across one or several days, to help you experience the very best that the Whitsundays has to offer.
Visitors can journey around the Whitsundays and out to the reef on a range of boats from charming sailboats to faster vessels. Tours can be focused on pure relaxation or can combine educational elements, which can be great options for kids. Daydream Island’s Living Reef lagoon is connected to Daydream Island Resort and offers visitors an easy way to see reef species, learn from resident marine biologists, be guided on snorkelling tours, and more, without venturing off the island.
Liveaboards and sleep on the reef
If a day trip or island stay is not enough, visitors can opt for a unique overnight tour and sleep on the Great Barrier Reef. An outer reef pontoon provides glamping facilities to allow you to sleep under the stars, and multi-day liveaboard options offer the ultimate diving experience.
Personalise your visit by choosing one of many charter options. Get your own space, customise your itinerary, or venture off the beaten path.
See the vast expanse of the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef from the unique vantage point of the air. The only way – and the ultimate way – to see the spectacular Heart Reef. It is also a popular way to celebrate a milestone, treat someone to a special occasion, or even to pop the question!
Getting around by car is a great way to experience this part of the central Queensland coast. An ideal journey through the Whitsundays region includes visits to numerous beautiful bays and beaches that dot the coastline. In addition, to hire cars, you can find bicycles, mountain bikes, mopeds and other ground transportation services available, for either for self-drive or guided itineraries. National coach operators service Airlie Beach for long-distance bus travel. On Hamilton Island, you can get around on provided golf buggies.