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Whitsunday Islands Holiday: coronavirus information

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Whitsunday Islands

The Australian Tourism Board were right to choose this cluster of tropical islands as the face of Australian tourism, as they are as idyllic as they come.

When people dream of the white-sand beaches of northern Australia, it’s probably this group of islands that have inspired them. Rising from the turquoise waters just off the coast of Queensland’s central coast, the Whitsunday Islands are an idyllic tropical escape. They are considered one of the best destinations in the world for sailing holidays, and are located in the Coral Seabetween the Great Barrier Reef and Queensland's tropical north coast. 

The Whitsundays is comprised of 74 separate islands. A handful of these have townships and resorts while many are completely unspoiled. Take the family to Hamilton Island which has a major resort and plenty of activities, while nearby Hayman is perfect if you are looking for a more exclusive experience. If you are the adventurous type, consider chartering a yacht for a few days and explore the islands at your leisure.

Bring your snorkel to come face to face with the tropical fish and colourful coral beneath the surface of the Coral Sea. Dive operators are based out of Hamilton Island and offer experiences tailored to all experience levels. While boating is a great way to reach the more remote parts of the island group, swimming straight off the shore is one of the most popular activities in the region.

Take a day trip to Whitehaven Beach to witness the bright, white sand that stretches for nearly 7 kilometers (4 miles). The rainforest that runs almost to the shore of most islands offers excellent hikes, and the view from Whitsunday Peak on the main island is breathtaking.

The Whitsunday Islands remain warm year round, making it a popular destination in winter for visitors from the south of Australia. Airports on Hamilton Island and at Proserpine on the mainland service the islands. Regular charter boats and ferries run between Airlie Beach – the gateway to the islands – and Hamilton Island. Once on the islands boats can be hired or chartered to move amongst them.

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Whitsunday Apartments
Reviewed on 1 Apr 2020
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Whitsunday Apartments

Whitsunday Apartments

14 Resort Drive, Hamilton Island, QLD
     
    4.5 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    We had a sea view room and this was excellent, we enjoyed sitting on the couch with our coffee and watching the ferries go past. We liked having our own kitchen facilities, though the stove top, toaster and kettle were looking pretty dated. Wonderful staff that were always helpful.

    Reef View Hotel
    Reviewed on 5 Mar 2020
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    Reef View Hotel

    Reef View Hotel

    12 Resort Drive, Hamilton Island, QLD
       
      4.3 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Great location. Close to marina, shops & restaurants.

      InterContinental Hayman Island Resort
      Reviewed on 15 Feb 2020
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      InterContinental Hayman Island Resort

      InterContinental Hayman Island Resort

      Hayman Island, Hayman Island, QLD
         
        4.3 of 5
        5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

        The overall property was exceptional well presented since we last visited 5 yrs ago. The only thing I would mention is the food served in Bam Bam beside the pool area needs to be revised. Fresh salads grilled chicken burgers would be a better option then Thai style at 30degrees & for those who don’t ...

        Daydream Island Resort
        Reviewed on 23 Mar 2020
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        Daydream Island Resort

        Daydream Island Resort

        Whitsunday Islands, Daydream Island, QLD
           
          3.6 of 5
          4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          The beaches are all very rocky + full of coral, not sand, so you can’t really relax on them although they are beautiful

          Palm Bungalows
          Reviewed on 1 Apr 2020
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          Palm Bungalows

          Palm Bungalows

          3 Resort Drive, Hamilton Island, QLD
             
            4.5 of 5
            3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Our bungalow was centrally located to the pool, beach, resort facilities and walking distance from the town centre.

            Beach Club
            Reviewed on 15 Feb 2020
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            Beach Club

            Beach Club

            9 Resort Drive, Hamilton Island, QLD
               
              4.8 of 5
              4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

              great location, great service, good food and restaurant. Only tiny niggle is if you use the courtesy room for late check-out on a hot day be prepared for no aircon.

              qualia
              Reviewed on 26 Feb 2020
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              qualia

              qualia

              20 Whitsunday Boulevard, Hamilton Island, QLD
                 
                4.8 of 5
                5.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                The property was awesome , the views was great also From our room . Meals and services was 1st class. You get a golf cart to get around the island, lots of fun . Did a sunset cruise and went jet skiing, a must do.

                Palm Bay Resort
                Reviewed on 18 Feb 2020
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                Palm Bay Resort

                Palm Bay Resort

                Palm Bay Resort, Whitsundays, Long Island, QLD
                   
                  4.6 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Wonderful stay in a relaxed, self-catering resort. Lovely, clean bungalows with AC and a deck right on the beach with Cockatoo, Wallaby and Goanna visitors! Friendly staff and a lovely salt pool. Kitchen open most nights but didn't try as we self-catered and the kitchen facilities provided had everything ...

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