Whitsunday Islands is a group of continental islands off the central coast of Queensland, Australia, nestled in sheltered waters just behind the Great Barrier Reef. Thanks to it's location, the weather conditions of the Whitsunday Islands are perfect for sailing and diving almost all year round. Several islands allow accommodation in the form of exquisite resorts, hotels and even bed and breakfast establishments, as well as various activities.
With 74 islands to visit, there is never a dull moment at the Whitsunday Islands. There is scuba diving and snorkeling to check out local marine wildlife, sailing with a crew or on your own to explore the multitude of beautiful islands, hiking to enjoy a closer look at the forests that populate the landscape, sky diving to get your heart racing and shopping to take a part of the Whitsundays with you. There is an abundance of marine wildlife at the Whitsunday Islands, from an assortment of exotically coloured fish, stingrays and manta-rays, green turtles, dolphins and, between June and October, Pilot Whales and Humpback Whales can be seen interacting and playing with each other.