THE WHITSUNDAYS

ABOUT THE WHITSUNDAY ISLANDS

The Whitsundays are a collection of 74 islands off the central coast of Queensland, Australia.  They vary in size and include little inlets, coves, secluded beaches and lagoons. Several of the more popular destinations are the relaxing Whitehaven beach, Hamilton Island, Daydream Island and Long Island.

These iconic destinations offer an abundance of natural activities. You can visit a new island, swim a different beach or snorkel site every day on your Whitsundays adventure.        

When we talk about the beaches in the Whitsundays, they are a little bit more than just somewhere to drop your towel. The award winning Whitehaven beach is often referred to as 7 kms of the best beach in the world. The quality of the sand is unparalleled anywhere in the world and it was voted best beach in Australia in 2016 and is regarded as one of the top 10 in the world. It is also one of the world’s most photographed beaches thanks to its powdery white sand and crystal blue waters.

There are also any number of island walks and lookouts dotted across the region. The most well known is the Hill Inlet walk which can be accessed at Tongue Bay.

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Whitsundays Beaches

THE WHITSUNDAY WEATHER AND CLIMATE

The Whitsunday islands are an archipelago of some the most naturally beautiful islands, waterfalls, nature walks, beaches, habitat and marine life the world has to offer.

The region is like most other tropical archipelagos. It experiences hot summers, mild winters and warm spring and autumns. Average temperature in the winter months of June and July would range from 22-23 degrees. In the summer months it would range from 29-30 degrees. The best part about the Whitsundays is the water temperature is a constant 25 degrees all year round.

As with most tropical destinations there is a wet season. This occurs between the months of January to March. Often the days are steamy and tropical showers are common. However it is still quite warm.

AVERAGE MONTHLY TEMPERATURES

AVERAGE TEMP JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
AV MAX °C 31.6 31.1 30.2 28.7 26.6 24.5 24.3 25.6 28.4 30.2 31.6 32.1

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