15 days in Whitsunday Islands & Airlie Beach Itinerary

15 days in Whitsunday Islands & Airlie Beach Itinerary

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Daydream Island
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Hamilton Island
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Airlie Beach
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Whitsunday Island
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Daydream Island

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at Daydream Island Day Spa and then identify plant and animal life at Daydream Island Living Reef.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Daydream Island trip planner.

Brisbane to Daydream Island is an approximately 13-hour travel. Traveling from Brisbane in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Daydream Island, with lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Daydream Island

Parks · Wildlife · Spas

Hamilton Island

— 4 nights
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Scuba & Snorkeling and Hamilton Island Golf Club. Step out of the city life by going to Catseye Beach and Jetryder. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Passage Peak, take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, view the masterpieces at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, and meet the residents at Wild life Hamilton Island.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island attractions planner.

Explore your travel options from Daydream Island to Hamilton Island with the Route module. In November in Hamilton Island, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Airlie Beach

— 8 nights

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Grays Bay. You'll get in some beach time at Airlie Beach Lagoon and Bucasia Beach. Explore Airlie Beach's surroundings by going to Mango Avenue (in Eimeo), Hydeaway Bay (Hydeaway Bay Beach & Gloucester Island National Park) and Bowen (Bowen Historical Society and Museum, Horseshoe Bay, &more). There's still lots to do: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Whitsunday Crocodile Safari, contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef, hike along Whitsunday Great Walk, and look for all kinds of wild species at Turtle Tours.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Airlie Beach trip itinerary planner.

You can ride a ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach in 2 hours. In December, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the bus to Whitsunday Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors · Parks · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Whitsunday Island

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the activities along Hill Inlet, then kick back and relax at Whitehaven Beach, and then head off the coast to Whitsunday Islands National Park.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Whitsunday Island trip planner.

Take a bus from Airlie Beach to Whitsunday Island in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry. Traveling from Airlie Beach in December, Whitsunday Island is little chillier at night with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Whitsunday Island

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Whitsunday Islands travel guide

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Marinas
Set at the heart of the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Islands remain one of the most popular yachting destinations in the Southern Hemisphere, attracting over half a million travelers each year. Made up of 74 mainly uninhabited islands--only five boast resorts and several more allow camping--this exotic tropical getaway mesmerizes visitors with warm turquoise waters hugged by some of the finest beaches in the world. A trip to Whitsunday Islands is a feast for the senses. Sailing, kayaking, and power boating rank among the top things to do in Whitsunday Islands, next to diving and snorkeling, providing a chance to explore the seaways, pristine beaches, and secluded coves.