Sail Away to Paradise: The Ultimate Whitsundays Summer Adventure

The Whitsundays, a group of 74 idyllic islands located in the heart of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, is the perfect summer getaway for anyone looking to experience the beauty of nature. With its turquoise waters, white sandy beaches, and breathtaking coral reefs, the Whitsundays is a paradise that should be on every traveller’s bucket list.

Here’s how you can spend your time at the Whitsundays to the fullest!

Take a sailing tour to explore the islands. One of the best ways to explore the Whitsundays is by taking a sailing tour. There are many companies offering tour packages that include everything from snorkeling and diving to hiking and beach hopping. The most popular sailing route is the one that takes you to the famous Whitehaven Beach, a seven-kilometre stretch of pure white silica sand that is among the most beautiful beaches in the world.


Savour the views from Hill Inlet Lookout. The stunning inlet located at the northern end of Whitehaven Beach offers a view like no other. As the tide shifts, the inlet’s white sand and blue-green hues perfectly blend in a gorgeous mosaic. To fully appreciate the beauty of this inlet, head over to Tongue Point on Whitsunday Island and take in the view from the lookout.


Fall in love with the Heart Reef. A must-see attraction in the Whitsundays is the Heart Reef, a heart-shaped coral formation that can only be seen from the air. There are many scenic flights available that take you on a tour of the reef and the surrounding islands, providing you with a bird’s eye view of the spectacular scenery.


Hike to the top of Passage Peak. The hike to the top of Passage Peak on Hamilton Island is challenging but rewarding hikers with the stunning panoramic views of the sparkling turquoise waters that surround the island and the lush greenery that blankets the hillsides. Passage Peak is the highest point on Hamilton Island and a popular spot to catch sunrise or sunset.


Trek an ancient rainforest trail. Conway National Park is a hidden gem in the heart of the Whitsundays. It is a peaceful coastal park with rainforest-clad hills, secluded beaches, and panoramic outlooks over the scenic Whitsunday area. The park offers a variety of walking trails, ranging from easy strolls to more challenging hikes. One of the most popular trails is the Mount Rooper circuit, which takes you to its outlook where you can enjoy a stunning panoramic view over the Whitsunday passage and islands. If you want an easier trail, take the Coastal Fringe circuit, which passes through lowland rainforest and crosses a small tidal creek.


Take a culinary tour in Airlie Beach. As the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef, Airlie Beach is a popular holiday destination. With open-air restaurants and bustling markets, there’s a wide selection of restaurants in Airlie Beach to tantalise your taste buds. From Italian to Vietnamese to incredibly fresh seafood, there’s a lot of options for a gastronomic adventure. Club Wyndham Airlie Beach’s Tides Restaurant and Bar is one of the Top Ten Restaurants in Airlie Beach acknowledged by renowned restaurant guide, Restaurant Guru. The restaurant also offers degustation evenings for Club Wyndham South Pacific owners that take diners on a culinary journey across five courses.


WHERE TO STAY: Club Wyndham Airlie Beach Whitsundays offers spacious and luxurious accommodation, including Presidential Suites, overlooking the Whitsunday Passage. The resort has an outdoor pool with incredible views, an onsite restaurant and bar, a fitness centre, and an outdoor spa. Club Wyndham South Pacific owners can use the resort’s bikes and fishing rods for free and enjoy various activities such as a cocktail masterclass, weekend yoga, and Ballistic Brewery tour.

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