Why You Need To Add The Whitsundays To Your Oz Travel Bucket List

Half a million people visit the Whitsunday Islands every year and clear just why! 

When I visited the islands I was blown away. I’ve seen a lot of beaches and beautiful landscapes through my travels around Asia and Australia, but so far nothing compared to the amazing scenery of the Whitsunday Islands. 

74 islands make up the Whitsundays between the northeast coast of Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef. So what makes the Whitsunday Islands just so special? 

Well, just take a look at the video below to see for yourself.

The best way to visit the Whitsundays is by a tour. I went with my friend Anita and we joined the boat tour with Ocean Rafting. There are several options for tours including one day-three days. We chose to do the one-day tour called ‘Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet’. It involved snorkeling part of the Great Barrier Reef, a guided tour through the Whitsunday Island national park including Hill Inlet lookout and finally having our own free time to relax on the incredible Whitehaven beach. 


There are loads of tour companies that off great packages. If you’d like to find out more about the tour I was on you can click the following link: https://oceanrafting.com.au/

Here are some more pictures from the tour! 

And if you’re a little fact-nerd like me, here’s some information you might like 🤓

🏖Captain Cook and his crew were the first recorded Europeans to set sight on the Whitsunday Islands in 1770. 

🏖The Whitsundays region is one of Australia’s biggest tourist destinations attracting over 600,000 visitors per year. 

🏖The Great Barrier Reef stretches over 2600km and is made up of more than 2,900 individual reefs. It can also be seen from outer space!! 

🏖Whitehaven beach is rated as Australia’s #1 beach.

🏖Whitehaven beach stands at fifth place in the leaderboard for best beach in the world. 

🏖 70% of the Whitsundays are classed under national park status. 

🏖More than 1,000 people get married in the Whitsunday Islands each year. 

If you do decide to visit the Whitsunday Islands I hope you have the best time! And if you’ve already visited, I’d love to know what you thought so feel free to leave a comment below. 

Thanks for stopping by, Maya  ❤️

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