The Whitsundays, located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef on the Queensland Coast, is home to the renowned island resorts of Hamilton Island, Daydream Island Resort, Palm Bay Resort on Long Island and One & Only Hayman Island.
A majority of the 74 islands that make up the Whitsunday islands are uninhabited national park islands, many of which have beautiful isolated deserted beaches.
A true paradise, the clear protected waters of the Whitsunday Islands lends itself to some of the best sailing and snorkelling in the southern hemisphere. The spectacular landscape and endless horizon dotted with islands will leave you in awe as you experience the ultimate in adventure and relaxation on the water.
The scenery is simply amazing. Taking a boat trip out on the water is one of the many activities you can do here in the Whitsundays. You can swim or snorkel at one of the many secluded beaches and witness the incredible marine life amongst the beautiful fringing reefs. Some of the islands also have walking trails to be explored. Relaxing with a champagne or cocktail on a day sail or sunset cruise is one of the many ways to enjoy this stunning region.
The Whitsundays certainly is a wedding destination of choice for many couples due to its natural stunning beauty and relaxed ambience. It's no wonder many choose to tie the knot on a here whether it be on the mainland a boat or at one of the many beautiful island beach locations.
Airlie Beach lies in the heart of the Whitsunday Coast and is the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. A popular holiday resort town, Airlie Beach is the vibrant hub of the Whitsundays and is the perfect launching pad for fun, adventure and activities on the water of the Whitsunday Coast.
A sunny and warm climate for most of the year, Airlie Beach enjoys a temperature range from 28 to 38 degrees in the warmer months from September to January and cooler temperatures from 18 to 25 degrees in the winter months from May to August. Wet Season generally falls from February to April where heavy tropical rains are expected during this period whilst conditions remain warm and balmy.
With a laid-back, tropical atmosphere, Airlie Beach offers a variety of boutiques, cafes and shops. The Airlie Beach lagoon is a great place to relax and unwind whilst the hustle and bustle of the Saturday morning markets offer a quaint range of local arts and crafts and much more.
For evening entertainment there is plenty of live music and bars and is known for it's nightlife. Airlie Beach also hosts a variety of restaurants and dining options to cater for all tastes and a wide selection of accommodation options are available.
As a popular wedding destination, Airlie Beach has a range of beautiful parkland and beach locations where you can host your wedding ceremony. The region also offers a wide selection of wedding reception options to cater for all styles, tastes and budgets.