Whitsunday Islands National Park

National Parks and Reserves

Treasured as one of the world’s most beautiful destination getaways, the Whitsunday Islands are famous for their pure-white silica sand, secluded reefs and beaches, diverse wildlife and crystal-clear waters.

Explore an underwater world of vibrant colour, snorkelling and diving with manta rays, fish and turtles in the fringing coral reefs of this Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

Witness the awe-inspiring acrobatic displays of majestic humpback whales visiting the Whitsundays every year between May and September to birth their calves.

Walk along the swirling, pure-white sands of world-famous Whitehaven Beach and see graceful migratory waders and seabirds visit the islands to feed and roost.

Hike through enchanted forests of towering native hoop pines on the headlands and hillsides to spectacular views. Keep your eyes peeled for unadorned rock-wallabies foraging about the forest for food.

Visit Hook Island’s Nara Inlet and explore the ancient rock art and middens of Australia’s earliest recorded Indigenous groups—the Ngaro People—who were seen by Captain James Cook during his exploration of the Whitsunday Passage.

Stay overnight and wake to the sound of waves breaking on the shore, camping at one of many secluded island camp sites.


Aboriginal Culture Adventure Beaches & Surf Birdwatching Boating Boating Facilities Camping Canoeing/Kayaking Family Fishing Hiking Indigenous themes and/or interpretation International Lookouts Nature & Wildlife Picnic Area Public Toilet Sailing Scuba Diving Snorkelling Swimming Walk World Heritage


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Nara Inlet

Nara Inlet

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Butterfly Bay - Hook Island

Butterfly Bay – Hook Island

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Hill Inlet from the air

Whitehaven Beach

Whitsundays, Whitsunday

Hill Inlet

Hill Inlet

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday

Luncheon Bay - Aerial

Luncheon Bay

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Hamilton Island Golf Club

Hamilton Island Golf Club

Whitsundays, Whitsunday

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