You will never run out of things to do in the Whitsundays with the Great Barrier Reef diving a favourite. Why not charter a private boat and spend the weekend sailing the Whitsundays on a romantic break, or even charter a private seaplane for the ultimate getaway.
Discover the mystical sea life below the water with a scuba or snorkelling tour, or stay above with a jet ski adventure or a cruise to Whitehaven Beach - recently voted the most beautiful beach in Australia. In addition, if you're looking for more information on what to do in Queensland as a whole, be sure to check out our state page!
Getting to the Whitsundays
Two airports service Whitsundays: the Great Barrier Reef Airport, Hamilton Island, and the Whitsunday Coast Airport, Proserpine.
Great Barrier Reef Airport
This airport, located on Hamilton Island is serviced by the following airlines and has connecting flights from all the major cities in Australia:
From Hamilton Island, you can transfer with Blue Ferries to Shute Harbour. From there you have the choice of taking a Shuttle Bus or Taxi to Airlie Beach.
Whitsunday Coast Airport
Whitsunday Coast Airport, Proserpine, is situated around 25 minutes from Airlie Beach. This airport is serviced by the following airlines:
To transfer to Arlie Beach, you can arrange to be picked up and dropped at you accommodation with Whitsunday Transit
If you would like to travel by train then Queensland Rail operates between Cairns and Brisbane, giving you the chance to take in some spectacular views of the outback while you travel. You can travel by train up to Proserpine, after which you will need to transfer to Airlie Beach.
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