Whitsunday Region Reef Islands and Mackay
A visit to the Whitsundays is a feast of the senses, surrounded by natural beauty from azure seas, to secluded beaches and friendly towns from which to explore the 74 Island Wonders. Located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, on the tropical coast of Queensland Australia includes world famous Whitehaven Beach and resort islands including Hayman, Daydream, Hamilton, Lindeman and Brampton. Enjoy the incredible diversity by cruising the islands or enjoy the spoils of a mainland resort with Coral Sea views at Airlie Beach.
Whitsundays is the perfect romantic, honeymoon destination but families will equally find much to explore in this tropical playground. Our range of Whitsundays accommodation offers the best the region has to offer to create a memorable holiday experience.
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The regions best kept secret is Cedar Creek Falls, situated between Proserpine and Airlie Beach, it’s one of the Whitsunday’s most incredible attractions. The falls offer year round swimming with a natural pool at the base of the waterfall.
Air: Getting to the Whitsundays from overseas is best done by flying into Brisbane, Cairns, Sydney or Melbourne, and then booking a domestic flight into one of the Whitsundays' two airports. Brisbane offers the best range of connecting flights into the region. The two airports that service the Whitsundays daily are Great Barrier Reef Airport, Hamilton Island (HTI) and Whitsunday Coast Airport, Proserpine (PPP).
The Whitsundays is world-renowned as a sailing destination, thanks to calm seas surrounded by picturesque islands, protected by the Great Barrier Reef. Hire your own yacht and chart your own course around the Whitsunday Islands for a holiday you'll never forget.
Car: The Bruce Highway is Queensland's main route connecting Brisbane to Cairns. Turn off to the Whitsundays at Proserpine along the Bruce Highway.
Taxi: Getting around Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Coast is easy with buses running from Shute Harbour via Airlie Beach to Proserpine throughout the day. Taxis and hire cars are also available.
Currency: Australian dollar (AUD)
Time Zone: GMT + 10 (note Queensland does not have daylight saving)
Phone: Country Code +61. Area Code: 07