The 74 islands of the Whitsundays lay in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, cradled by the tropical waters of the Coral Sea, a truly remarkable icon of beauty. It is not only the majestic wildlife and breathtaking natural sights that make the Whitsundays one of the best places to go on holiday in Australia, but also the huge amount of things to do in the Whitsundays.


Whether its getting in touch with nature while scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef, to relaxing on the silky white silica sands of white sands of Whitehaven Beach, find the best things to do on the islands in our Whitsundays Travel Guide.

Whitsundays by Air

 Whitsundays by air

Get high on a scenic flight on-board a helicopter or seaplane for the exhilarating thrill of flying and the incredible views of the Whitsundays. Local seaplane and helicopter companies can collect you from the Whitsunday Coast or your island resort to take you on a memorable flight over the 74 island wonders of the Whitsundays. Below you are the island beaches and brilliant blue waters of the Great Barrier Reef.


It is from the sky that the untouched corners of the reef come into view, including Heart Reef, the naturally formed coral reef in the shape of a heart sitting in its own reef lagoon. The spectacular views of Whitehaven Beach and swirling sands of Hill Inlet will leave you speechless.


If you want to get away from it all, why not fly to a deserted beach for a champagne picnic... just the two of you. Alternatively, if you want an adrenaline boost, then throw yourself out of a plane and sky dive down into this tropical paradise!