Why You Need To Add Whitsundays To Your Travel Bucket List

I’ve seen a fair share of beaches and beautiful landscapes through travels around Asia and Australia, but nothing compared to the amazing scenery of the Whitsunday Islands. I was completely blown away!

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74 islands make up the Whitsundays between the northeast coast of Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef. But, do you want to know what exactly 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 with 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’.

The Tour Included:

  • Snorkelling part of the Great Barrier Reef.
  • A guided tour through the Whitsunday Island national park including Hill Inlet Lookout.
  • Free-time to relax on the incredible Whitehaven beach. 

There are loads of tour companies that off great packages. And 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.

🏖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! 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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