The islands we will visit along our route will be: Whitsunday Island - Hook Island - Border Island - Hamilton Island - Hayman Island - Haslewood Island - Harold Island - North Molle Island - Mansell Island - Shaw Island
When you see a picture of the Whitsundays, the image that comes to mind is that of the spectacular Whitehaven Beach, located on the beautiful Whitsunday Island. Its natural and undisturbed beauty makes the island a popular day trip destination that attracts millions of visitors each year from all over the world.Voted as Australia's most beautiful beach in 2016 and one of the top 20 in the world, Whitehaven Beach is a place that you simply have to visit at least once in your life. The white sands of Whitehaven Beach stretch for 7 kilometers and, despite its popularity, it is still possible to find a quiet corner to enjoy this tropical paradise.
Whitsunday Islands is the largest island in the region with a myriad of small coves, lagoons and coves just waiting to be explored.The "white silica sand" is an important natural strength of the island as the sand is of high purity; the grains are extremely fine and, consequently, it is incredibly soft to the touch and does not become too hot under the feet. Together with the lightening effects of the sun, the sand is pure white and is among the most photographed beaches in the world.
The second largest island in the Whitsundays chain, Hook Island is known not only for its extensive size, but for its dense vegetation; about 95% of the island is covered by a national park and is largely uninhabited. Wild, rocky and rugged, Hook Island offers some of the best snorkeling and diving opportunities in the entire Whitsundays chain and is therefore ideal for those looking for quality marine explorations without the need to fight crowds of tourists.Various coves and bays around the north side of the island are ideal places to relax on the ground and snorkel or dive offshore, with a number of large corals almost reaching the surface. Corals of various colors are abundant in the water here, and it is one of the most popular spots in the Whitsundays for sighting manta rays, as well as various impressive species of fish including the massive Maori Wrasse which is a show for the advanced diver.
An acclaimed destination for snorkeling, Border Island is a small, mountainous island with a beautiful bay at the northern end. A "green zone" officially designated for conservation, the undisturbed nature of the island creates waters that are teeming with fish and coral varieties. Ideal for: snorkelers and competent divers.
Hamilton Island is by far the most popular island within the Whitsunday Islands and for good reason. Catseye Beach, lined with palm trees, is all you imagine of a tropical island. Despite being one of the most developed islands of the Whitsunday Archipelago, it still manages not to overwhelm its picturesque natural environment with the two thirds of the island remaining undisturbed.The beautiful island is surrounded by colorful coral reefs, fascinating turquoise waters and lush vegetation.Nature lovers will love the trails found within the island. Two notable walks are the Passage Peak and One Tree Hill that take you to scenic spots on the island's highest peak. One Tree Hill is the most popular vantage point offering 360 degree views of the Whitsunday Pass. We recommend going there at sunset for a truly memorable experience.
When it comes to luxury, the Whitsundays have always been a renowned destination to visit. Hayman Island is the northernmost of the main Whitsundays chain.The island itself is relatively small with only 4 kilometers in length and a rather mountainous and hilly structure. Most of these pedestrian areas on Hayman Island include trekking through the dense eucalyptus forest, and there is a large number of walkways available for those who are more focused on the exploratory side of their vacation.
Home to another spectacular beach - Chalkies Beach - on the western side, Haslewood Island is a famous anchor point that offers protected conditions. Composed of the same silica sand that is fresh and soft underfoot, it is the perfect place for a secluded walk or completely undisturbed snorkeling. Ideal for: those looking for an uncrowded alternative to Whitehaven Beach.
Located right across the bay from Whitsunday Island's beautiful Whitehaven beach, Harold Island is an exceptional vantage point for watching the spectacle of a sunset descending the white sands of Whitehaven. It is also a popular place for land fishing.
Ideal for: admire the sunsets on Whitehaven beach.
NORTH MOLLE ISLAND
One of the less visited islands of the Molle group despite its beautiful and lush environment, North Molle is a wilder and less developed island that has a panoramic campground that offers stunning views of the nearby group. The Cockatoo Beach is a paradise that is a great place to swim or relax with picnic tables and toilets.
Ideal for: campers and those looking for uncrowded beaches.
This relatively bare island has a flat, grassy summit that offers easy access to the surrounding landscape. Mansell Island also boasts numerous high-quality dive sites in its immediate surroundings, with open water sections with a wide range of coral gardens. Ideal for: experienced divers.
Part of the Lindeman Island group, Shaw Island has an attractive area of anchorage at Burning Point, at the southern end, which makes the sunset observation point idyllic. The beaches lined with palm trees and turquoise waters make this place incredibly scenic where dolphins and whales can also be spotted.
Ideal for: boat and yacht owners; hikers looking for exceptional views; snorkeling.
- A soft itinerary without long cross-wind or rough sea crossings.
- Circular program that allows you to always visit different places.
- Program rarely operated, also suitable for those who have already "seen everything".
- Modest expenses on site.
- Warm and not humid climate, rich flora and fauna.
- Stops programmed in relation to the prevailing (moderate) and tide wind.