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Hill Inlet Lookout Whitsundays

One of the most magical spots, not only in the Whitsundays, but in the world.

Hill Inlet Lookout

Located at the northern end of Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island, Hill Inlet Lookout is one of the jewels of the Australian landscape.

No two visits to Hill Inlet are the same. As the tide flows, so does the sand, capturing swirling patterns in the turquoise waters.

Views of the Inlet are some of the most frequently uploaded photos to Instagram.


Hill Inlet and the swirling sands


Access to Hill Inlet is by boat only

Hill Inlet Lookout is located on Whitsunday Island, with access from Tongue Bay.

Each of our overnight and day experiences (weather and tide permitting) will plan a visit to Hill Inlet Lookout as part of the tour.

The lookout is a short uphill bush walk. This walk is relativity easy and suitable for all ages. The Queensland Parks and Wildlife service professionally maintain the path and make it as easy as possible for you to enjoy the view. Our experienced crew will guide you to the lookout and provide you with an interpretative talk. Keep an eye out for the local goanna’s, birds, and other animals along the way.

As you approach, the track opens up ahead of you to an impressive view of swirling sands of Whitehaven Beach, other Whitsunday islands, and the ocean beyond. The newly redesigned platforms allow a great 180-degree vantage point for all. Low tide is a great time to reach the lookout, our skippers will plan your trip around this time to maximise the view.

In the month of July, tourists come to visit this place to see the annual humpback whale migration. It happens every year in the month of July and August.

Whitsunday Islands daytrips are a great way to get away from the hustle and bustle of your everyday life, with scenic beaches and an array of activities you can do. The best part is you don’t have to stay overnight to enjoy this beautiful destination. You can book our daytripper Whitsunday Bullet now and enjoy Hill Inlet Lookout. Get excited, it won’t disappoint!

Experience Hill Inlet Lookout by watching our video below:

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