Holiday and tourism information for Whitsundays, Australia

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The Whitsundays region is located on the central Queensland coast in Australia's tropical north. It is one of the country's most popular holiday and tourist destinations. The Whitsundays are internationally known for their fabulous hotels and island resorts, Mackay, Airlie beach, and wonderful bare boat yacht charter industry that thrives among its 74 inlands and fabulous scenery. Backpackers flock to Airlie Beach, on the mainland to experience the thrills of sailing on maxi yachts and taking extended dive and relaxation cruises on one of the multitude of charter yachts on offer here. The Great Barrier Reef lies just offshore and fishermen, divers and snorkelers are drawn here to take a cruise out to explore the majesty of the reef.

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Whitsundays Accommodation

The Whitsunday island resorts in the region are sensational, ranging from backpacker resorts to luxury island resorts that rank in the top 100 in the world. Hamilton Island is the largest of these and also the busiest point of entry into the Whitsundays. It has its own domestic airport, with regular cheap flights from the south and north that bring tourist from around the world. There is a huge range of Whitsundays accommodation from the magnificent Qualia Resort, through the Beach Club resort, the Reef View Hotel, the Whitsunday Holiday Apartments through to a group of luxury holiday houses and apartments. The marina on Hamilton Island is home to the Sunsail Yacht Charter Group and they offer a wide range of bare boats for you to charter for your cruise around the Whitsunday Islands. Hayman Island fits comfortably into the luxury end of the market. It has been voted one of the top 100 hotels in the world for years and always provides a fantastic, laid back, luxury holiday experience. Daydream Island resort is great for families and couples looking for a relaxing holiday. Peppers Palm Bay resort on Long Island is a wonderful, small resort with Whitsundays accommodation on the beachfront with individual Bures and unobtrusive service. Long Island resort caters for the family market and Brampton Island Resort is one of the Voyages Group resorts and is an ideal holiday or wedding destination for just about anyone.

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Whitsundays Activities

The yachting and sailingindustry in the Whitsundays is very well developed. There are bare boat charter companies like Queensland Yacht Charters and Whitsunday Rent a Yacht operating from Airlie Beach, Shute Harbour and Hamilton Island and they all have a wide range of boats to choose from. The island archipelago that makes up the islands of the Whitsunday Passage have hundreds of safe anchorages, beautiful beaches and picturesque coves and headlands to visit. The waters are well protected and the operators of the charter companies provide a full back up service. Crewed carters are also available in an unimaginable range of charter boats. You can sail on an America's Cup yacht, a famous maxi yacht or a historic square rigger as well as a multitude of power charter craft. Some of the best companies for this are Barefoot Cruises and Oz Adventure sailing.

This travel guide to the the Whitsundays region will provide you with one of the best holiday experiences that you have ever had.

Website links for the Whitsundays:
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Important Travel Information for the Whitsundays:
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    » Whitsunday Regional Council   » GBR Marine Park Authority  
    » Bureau of Meteorology    

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