Whitsunday Islands & Airlie Beach, Australia

Whitsunday Islands & Airlie Beach, Australia

There are 74 islands that border the Great Barrier Reef that make up the Whitsundays. This is a world famous archipelago with picture perfect views and endless ways to explore and relax. You can fly to Hamilton Island or stay at Airlie Beach which can be accessed via Proserpine Airport. You can sail or cruise the islands, which is perhaps the best way to make the most of your stay. Be sure to stay in one or more of the luxurious islands resorts. We recommend staying at Airlie Beach at the Coral Sea Resort, before visiting Hayman Island staying at the Hayman Hotel for exclusivity, romance and pure relaxation. You can end your trip with a 3 night Reef Odyssey cruise around the Whitsunday Islands. This couldn’t be closer to pure bliss! For those who like a little more adventure, why not take a sailing trip on a traditional tall ship? You can join in with the communion of yells and laughter as you haul ropes and prepare to set sail for the Great Barrier Reef! The itinerary is unhurried and flexible with plenty of time to stroll the secluded beaches, snorkel and hike the national park trails. These cruises tend to be for 3 or 6 nights. There are a variety of watersports available: scuba diving, snorkeling and deep sea fishing. It is a sea lover’s paradise! Why not twin this idyllic holiday with a stay in Brisbane? It is a cosmopolitan and relaxed city on the banks of the Brisbane River – a great city to visit. Don’t forget the all important Sydney, Australia’s most visited city. How could you miss it out?

Best time to travel:

Perfect temperatures all year round. It is slightly cooler from June to October, with minimum temperature averaging 20 degrees. Between November to April, maximum temperatures average around 29 degrees, but there is slightly more rainfall during these months. In Sydney, during the months of June to October, temperatures are between 15 to 16 degrees. It is much warmer from November to October with less rainfall.

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