Whitsunday national park islands Ngaro Country Whitsundays

Photo credit: © Tourism and Events Queensland

Be inspired: Family camping in the wonderful Whitsundays is enough to make Robinson Crusoe jealous!

The very name, ‘Whitsundays’, conjures up images of pure white sand, deep blue waters and emerald-green islands with the obligatory waving palm trees. Photo credit: Maxime Coquard © Tourism and Events Queensland

Be inspired: Paddle, pedal, soar or sail—explore The Whitsundays your way!

White sands, rich green landscapes and turquoise waters combine to make The Whitsundays your ultimate tropical getaway. Photo credit: Justin Heitman © Queensland Government

Jewel-green islands sparkle in a turquoise ocean. Stunning views, secluded beaches, coral reefs and towering hoop pines complete the picture. All are part of the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. The Whitsundays also feature the Whitsunday Ngaro Sea Trail, a unique blend of seaways and picturesque walks and one of Queensland's 10 Great Walks.


Continental islands lying off the Queensland coast 10–40km south-east of Airlie Beach


Welcome to the Whitsundays, home to the Ngaro people for at least the past 9,000 years. Many sites throughout the Whitsundays hold special meaning for Ngaro descendents and are a continuing connection to Country. The Ngaro people welcome you to their homeland and hope you enjoy your visit.

Learn moreGetting there

Park facilities

  • Anchoring allowed
  • No campfires
  • Lookout
  • Mooring points
  • No rubbish bins
  • Picnic tables (some sheltered)
  • Toilets
  • Camping
  • Boating
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba diving
  • Snorkelling
  • Swimming
  • Walking
  • Nesting birds
  • World Heritage

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