Whitsundays

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The Whitsundays are one of Australia's most sought after tourist destinations. This region lies on Queensland's central coast and is centered around the towns of Airlie Beach, Mackay and the islands and resorts of the Whitsunday passage. Captain James Cook first discovered the Whitsunday passage when sailing up the east coast of Australia on his voyage of discovery. The region is one of the most scenically beautiful in Australia and there is a huge range of island resorts and activities to choose from.

The island resorts on Hamilton Island, Hayman Island, Daydream Island, Heron Island, Long Island and Brampton Island provide a full range of accommodation and activities and one will have the facilities and tariffs that will suit your needs and budget. Here is a true holiday paradise for your next holiday. Most of the resorts cater for families, weddings and honeymoons and the wedding industry in the islands is extremely advanced. All of the resorts will arrange tours and transfers for you. Trips to the Great Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach are extremely popular and should not be missed when holidaying in the area. Hamilton Island is home to the Great Barrier Reef Airport which has regular services from Cairns in the north and all the Southern capitals. This makes the Whitsunday Island resorts very easy to access. Ferry services from Hamilton will take you to the island resort of your choice. Hamilton Island accommodation in particular comes in a wide variety and you will defiantly find something to suit you. The Reef View Hotel and the Whitsunday holiday apartment are the two most popular.

Airlie Beach is the home of the local yacht charter industry in the region. Several companies hire out hundreds of yachts that can operate over a wide area of the Whitsunday Passage. There are also many day sailing tours and extended cruises on a variety of different craft. The whole area is one that every yachtsman should experience on a regular basis. Airlie also has well developed accommodation infrastructure. There are many backpacker resorts and a host of apartments, many of them new. Most are situated on the hillside overlooking the ocean to the north and most apartments in Airlie Beach accommodation have magnificent views.

A holiday in the Whitsunday region of Queensland is something every tourist should experience. If you would like a little help and assistance in arranging your itinerary don't hesitate to email or call one of our trained consultants. We are experts in the area and have sent hundreds of happy customers on their holidays to the region.

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