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Hill Inlet Lookout

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

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

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

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

Hill Inlet Lookout

Access to Hill Inlet is by boat only

Hill Inlet Lookout is located on Whitsunday Island, with access easiest from Tongue Bay. With weather and tide permitting, every overnight and day experience with Explore Whitsundays will plan a visit to Hill Inlet Lookout as part of the tour.

Once you have found your land legs on Whitsunday Island, to access the lookout is via a short uphill bush walk. This walk is relativity easy and suitable for all ages. 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 Whitehaven Beach, 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, and your skipper will plan your trip around this time to maximise the view.

Hill Inlet won’t disappoint. Marvel at the turquoise water as is marbles with the white silica sand in front of you. Your photos of the beautiful patterns will never be exactly the same as other visitors. This is because the swirls change their pattern ever so slightly, after every high tide.

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