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Where are the best places to stay in the Whitsundays?

Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island sees the most tourism in the Whitsundays, and it’s the destination of choice for many travellers who book hotels and accommodation in the Whitsundays. It’s super convenient as the Whitsunday airport is located on Hamilton Island, and there are plenty of ferries connecting Hamilton Island to other islands as well as the mainland. Hamilton is ideal for travellers who want to be surrounded by fun activities while holidaying on Whitsundays packages. There are some excellent restaurants on Hamilton Island, beautiful beaches for water activities, and scenic hikes.

Daydream Island

Daydream Island is a small resort in the Molle group of Whitsunday islands. Its most iconic feature is the Living Reef coral lagoon that’s home to more than 100 species of marine animals. Island visitors can visit the Exploration Centre, see the Living Reef from an Underwater Observatory, and have an unforgettable experience snorkelling in the lagoon. In addition to the Living Reef, you’ll have access to many different activities if you book a room at the Daydream Island Resort with your Whitsundays holiday packages. Resort guests can enjoy complimentary use of kayaks and paddle boards, guided rainforest walks, sunrise yoga, and activities for kids.

Long Island

Long Island is the closest of the Whitsunday islands to the Queensland mainland. Consider Long Island as a base for your Whitsundays holiday packages if you’d like to divide your time between the beaches and reefs of the islands as well as the rainforests on the mainland. Coral fringing reefs surround Long Island, so travellers staying there on Whitsundays packages can enjoy plenty of nice snorkelling. You can also explore the island on 17 kilometres (10.5 miles) of walking trails. Long Island has a quiet and laid-back atmosphere, making it perfect for travellers who want to avoid the crowds and enjoy a secluded island getaway.


What should I pack for the Whitsundays?

The beaches and water activities on the Great Barrier Reef are some of the main draws to the Whitsundays. Come prepared for plenty of beach and water fun with a few swimsuits as well as sandals, a hat, and sunglasses. Don’t forget to pack a container of reef-safe sunscreen too.

Pack lightweight clothing if you book Whitsundays accommodation and flight packages for travel during the warmer months. Shorts, t-shirts, sleeveless tops, and casual sundresses are perfect, and you may want to bring along a couple of nice outfits if you’d like to dress up some of the evenings. The winter evenings can cool down to about 16°C. Pack extra layers like jeans and a couple of jumpers if you’ll be travelling on Whitsundays packages then. Are you looking to do some hiking while visiting the Whitsundays? If the answer is yes, don’t forget to bring along a pair of comfortable walking shoes.

In addition to clothing, accessories, and toiletries, a refillable water bottle comes in handy to help you stay hydrated during active days. A GoPro or waterproof phone case will also help you to capture memories while you’re swimming or snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef.


What is the best way to get around the Whitsundays?

Travellers holidaying on Whitsundays accommodation and flight packages can make use of ferries to move between islands and to reach the mainland. Hamilton Island is serviced by the most ferries, but you can also catch ferries to and from Daydream Island, Long Island, and South Molle Island.

Guided tours are another excellent way to see the Whitsunday islands. Have a look at the different tours on offer after booking Whitsundays holiday packages. Popular tours include visits to Whitehaven Beach, flights over Heart Reef, and snorkelling and diving excursions out on the Great Barrier Reef.

The Whitsunday islands are car-free apart from some official shuttle buses. Each of the islands is fairly compact, so you can get around on foot or by bike while staying at a hotel and accommodation in the Whitsundays. You’ll also have a couple of additional options if you’ll be based on Hamilton Island after booking Whitsundays holiday packages. A free shuttle bus runs between the Resort Centre and Marina Village, and visitors holidaying on Whitsundays packages can also hire golf buggies to get around the island.


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