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• Airlie Beach
• Great Barrier Reef
• Proserpine
• Shute Harbour

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Whitsunday Group of Islands and Region - Cities, Towns and Localities
Popular Whitsunday Islands
• Brampton Island
• Daydream Island
• Hamilton Island
• Hayman Island
• Lindeman Island
• Long Island
• South Long Island
• South Molle Island

• Other Whitsunday Islands
Other towns, villages and localities in the Whitsunday Region include:
• Airlie Beach • Great Barrier Reef • Proserpine • Shute Harbour
The Cumberland and Northumberland Island Groups, is commonly called the Whitsunday Islands and form the largest offshore island chain on Australia’s east coast.

Prior to the last Ice Age the region was connected to the mainland and would have formed part of the mountains in the area. With the melting of the polar caps the valleys between the mountains became submerged, creating the current network of 74 islands.

The whole area is part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the uninhabited islands are all controlled by the National Parks and Wildlife. This tropical sub-rainforest region is about 1,125 km north of Brisbane, and 725 km south of Cairns.

Whitsunday IslandsThe Whitsunday region offers the visitors a smorgasbord of activities and attractions, starting from the splendour of the Great Barrier Reef, and includes tropical islands, coral-fringed white-sand beaches, national parks area, a huge variety of bird and aquatic life. There are many trails to explore, some leading to panoramic views and secluded beaches. Activities include water activities such as sailing, skiing, para-sailing, suba-diving, horse riding, golf, or just laze around.

You can enjoy the facilities of a luxury resort, commune with nature at one of the eco-accommodation or rough it with nature at a camp site. The choice is yours.

The Whitsunday Group of Islands, sometimes referred to just as the Whitsundays, include: Hamilton Island, Hayman Island, Brampton Island, Daydream Island, Lindeman Island, South Molle Island, South Long Island and many more.

Check out our listing of Whitsunday Islands accommodation. In addition to our listed online travel guide information, contact the local tourism visitor centre for your destination for more attractions, tours, local maps and other information.

Information Centre

Whitsunday Visitor Information Centre - Proserpine

Bowen Visitor Information Centre

Whitsunday Visitors & Convention Bureau - Airlie Beach

Tourism Whitsundays
Freecall: 1800 801 252 (within Australia)
Ph: +61 7 4945 3711
Fax: +61 7 4946 3182

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Whitsunday Group of Islands Attractions

Whale Watching
• The Whitsunday region is the breeding ground of the renowned Humpback Whales. During the period of July through to September they can be seen in the region, including other species such as Southern Right and Longfin Pilot Whales.
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