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Of the 74 islands that form Whitsundays, several stand out for offering amazing beauty and great Whitsundays attractions. You don’t have to worry about running out of things to do. And on the other hand, one of the best Whitsundays attractions is the peace and serenity of simply relaxing and unwinding. You can choose to enjoy any or all of the activities or just lay back and do absolutely nothing. Turn off your cell phone and listen to the sounds of the waves.
Nature and Relaxation
Visitors are attracted to the Whitsundays for the beautiful clear waters and beaches, amazing coral reefs and great water sports activities. A great way to begin your trip is with a stop at Airlie Beach. Enjoy the magnificent vistas and its large National Park.
If you’re looking for quiet relaxation, Endota Spa is among the best Whitsundays attractions. It’s located in a five star resort in Airlie, and boasts the best beauty treatments and soothing massages of Australia.
Adventure and Exploration
If you’d like to include adventure in your trip take the Whitsunday Wildlife Safari and Crocodile adventure. Travel on an open air-tractor through the Goorganga wetlands. You’ll witness the region’s wildlife including the salt water crocodile. It’s a favorite among Whitsundays attractions.
The Hill Inlet is an icon among Whitsundays attractions. This inlet is located on the northern section of Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands. The best way to enjoy this magnificent gift of nature is by boat, seaplane or helicopter. Its shape and size is what makes it so unique. It’s truly worth seeing.
The Whitsundays, simply put, offers breathtaking beauty. If you visit Molle Island National Park you’ll be able to see how nature has put together white sandy beaches with rainforests and surrounded it with clear blue waters. Or enjoy a stroll through Mount Oldfield in Lindeman Island National Park; seen from a distance it looks like a floating emerald on bright blue waters. Stand atop its beautiful plateau and marvel in the scenery.
Culture and History
An important Whitsundays attraction is the art gallery on Whitsunday Island. It’s located inside the old St. Martin Church and offers the most incredible sea views. The gallery displays works of local artists as well as renowned Australian artists. You can see a collection of pottery and sculptures that explain the different periods and peoples that inhabited this region of the world.
Another important gallery and one of the most visited Whitsundays attractions is the Denise Vanderlugt Studio Gallery in Airlie. The artist displays hand-stitched quilts. These quilts are pictorials inspired by the beauty of the islands.
An important and must see among Whitsundays attractions is the Museum in Proserpine which opens a window into the history of this important cattle town.
The beauty of the Whitsundays extends to the depths of the sea. Go nine meters below the ocean’s surface to Hook Island Observatory and view the splendor of marine and coral life. You’ll see why the Whitsundays is a magical destination.