Whitehaven Beach – Explore Whitsunday Island

Whitehaven Beach – Explore Whitsunday Island

Whitehaven Beach Whitsunday Island Australia

If you are planning your next visit to Queensland you should definitely check out the Whitehaven Beach! So what’s so special about Whitehaven Beach? Whitehaven Beach has been named in Tripadvisor in 2021 as it takes the top spot amongst global travellers and is also the number one beach in the South Pacific. Also you will find the famous Hill Inlet at the northern end of Whitehaven Beach which is a stunning inlet where the tide shifts the sand and water to create a beautiful fusion of colours. 

Where is Whitehaven Beach located?

Whitehaven Beach is located on Whitsunday Island off the coast of Queensland, Australia.

How can I get to Whitehaven Beach?

Unfortunately to get to Whitehaven Beach is not as easy as you thought. Whitehaven is only reachable by:

  • boat – You can get to Whitehaven Beach from Hamilton Island in about 30 minutes
  • helicopter
  • seaplane

One of the best way to experience the island would be sign up for a Whitehaven Beach tour! There are plenty of tour available and they costs around AUD$200- $300 depending on which package you choose.

So what are some of the best tours out there?

Company/ OperatorTour InformationReview Online (Facebook data)
Cruise WhitsundaysThey offer a few packages which allow you to enjoy and experience the famous Whitehaven Beach such as their Half Day Cruise and Hamilton IslandTour4.5 / 5
Ocean RaftingOcean Rafting’s Whitehaven Beach tours visit the “Wild Side” of the Whitsunday Islands, the uninhabited islands with beautiful natural scenery brimming with marine, bird and animal life. 4.9 / 5
Whitehaven XpressWhitehaven Xpress offers you affordable Whitehaven Beach Tour from Airlie Beach. PLUS you can enjoy the iconic Aussie Beach BBQ lunch experience!4.9 / 5

Can you stay on Whitsunday island?

The budget option

When it comes to Whitehaven Beach accommodation, most travellers would choose to stay on the at Airlie Beach.

For a more luxury stay

If budget allows and if you’re after a slightly more sumptuous place to stay, you should check out the luxury resorts across the neighbouring islands, such as Hamilton Island. If you are celebrating something special you should also definitely check out the the Qualia.


Best month to go to the Whitsundays

One thing you don’t want to forget is to pick the best time to visit Whitehaven Island! So September to October is the peak season in Whitsundays. When you visit during this period you can enjoy the clear sky and the beautiful sun shine. You can also go in November if you want to beat the school holiday visitors!

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