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Whitehaven Beach No 1. Travellers’ Choice Best of the Best Awards for Beaches

Whitehaven Beach No1 in the world

Exciting News – Whitehaven Beach Number One! Whitehaven Beach, one of the treasures of the Whitsunday Islands have been voted the number one beach in the world for 2021. It’s something the locals have known for year’s, now the Trip Advisor travellers agree. Whitehaven Beach was named Number One (in the world) in the annual Travellers’…

37 ways to unwind in the Whitsundays

37 ways to unwind in the Whitsundays

You, your friends and family deserve a relaxing holiday, one where you can forget the dramas of COVID-19 and unwind in the Whitsundays. Here are 37 ways you can unwind in the Whitsundays. Enjoy! Take a 20-minute nap under a tree. Try paddleboarding for the first time. Go Snorkelling Challenge yourself to complete ‘The Whitsunday…

Volunteer Tourism: Reef Force Volunteer

Volunteer Tourism: Reef Force

Explore Whitsundays is proud to announce the launch of our Reef Force Volunteer Tourism initiative. The Reef Force initiative is a volunteer tourism program that aims to support both eco-tourism and the Whitsundays environment. We will work closely with a number of organisations dedicated to the conversation and health of the Great Barrier Reef. These…

SUP Paddle boarding in the Whitsundays

SUP paddle board fun

Paddleboarding is a fun and relaxing water activity. So you’ve been in the Whitsundays for a while now, and it seems as though you’ve run out of things to do. Or maybe you’ve only just arrived here, and you’re just not that into snorkelling. Either way, you’re anxious to get out there and make the…

How to book wonderfully affordable Whitsunday Tours

Whitsunday Tours

You’re planning a holiday and you’re curious about which Whitsunday Tours to do while you’re here. Within a few minutes of searching online, you realise that there are hundreds of different activities and tours to choose from. How do you decide which one is the most suitable without getting frustrated? If you’re uncertain about where…

Visitors returning to the Whitsundays for school holidays

a group of people on a boat in a body of water

The Whitsundays is welcoming visitors during the June/July school holidays Three weeks before the start of the school holidays we had no idea what to expect. The COVID 19 restrictions meant we couldn’t run at full capacity. The Whitsunday Airport was closed, the southern borders shut off and the town was quiet without visitors. With…

Corona Virus – update 16th March 2020

To our valued guests, your health and safety is of the highest importance to us and we would like to provide you with an update regarding the evolving pandemic of the Corona Virus COVID-19. Explore Whitsundays and the Whitsunday region as a whole remains largely unaffected by the Corona Virus at present. Currently, our tours…

Solway Lass, A Complete Guide to your Sailing holiday in the Whitsundays

a large historic ship in the water

So, you’ve decided to go sailing around the Whitsunday Islands and you think Solway Lass would be a great choice. If you want to be inspired and excited, the answer is wholeheartedly yes. She provides absolutely incredible trips around the Whitsundays, packed full of culture, international history and unique charisma. She is bursting at the…

All you need to know about Whitsunday Weather

Walk the Whitsundays

The Whitsundays location and the general weather patterns The Whitsundays weather changes just as much as the rest of the world. But with around 300 days of sunshine a year, you can usually bet it will be nice! The year is divided into summer (aka wet-season) and winter (aka dry season). It is considered a…