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.
- Anchoring allowed
- No campfires
- Mooring points
- No rubbish bins
- Picnic tables (some sheltered)
- Canoeing and kayaking
- Scuba diving
- Nesting birds
- World Heritage
Highlights and announcements
- Feral animal control program involving ground shooting: Hook Island, Whitsunday Islands National Park 29 May to 2 June 2023
- Visitors to Great Barrier Reef reminded to be SharkSmart 14 October 2020 to 22 August 2023