The Whitsunday Islands are a treasured Australian location. They consist of 74 main islands surrounded by the cool waters of the Coral Sea, stunning coral networks of the Great Barrier Reef and the Airlie Beach coastline. Popular Whitsunday Islands with resorts on them include Brampton Island, Daydream Island, Hamilton Island, Hayman Island, Hook Island, Lindeman Island and South Molle Island. A few common islands which only permit Camping include Henning Island, Thomas Island and Whitsunday Island.
The island found at the southern entrance of the Whitsunday Passage is Brampton Island. Situated 40 kilometres north-east of Mackay, Brampton Island encourages couples of all ages to enjoy its many activities, dining options, abundance of wildlife and glorious rooms. From one extreme to another, Hayman Island is the most northerly of the Whitsunday Islands. This small island has a resort nestled around a beautiful bay, kilometres of walking tracks and allows guests to walk out to the reef at low tide.
The closest island to Shute Harbour is Daydream Island. Just five kilometres from the mainland, there’s a resort, rejuvenation day spa, an outdoor aquarium and plenty of dining options available to guests of the island. Next is Hamilton Island, the largest inhabited island in the Whitsundays. Offering over 80 different activities and attractions, this island is perfect for families, groups of friends, travelling individuals and couples.
The second largest island in the Whitsunday group is Hook Island. This island offers guests simple accommodation, ideal diving spots and an underwater observatory to explore. Next, proudly hosting the only Club Med resort in Australia, Lindeman Island has plenty of activities and over 20 kilometres of maintained walking tracks to discover. Another popular resort island found in the heart of the Whitsunday group is South Molle Island. This island is part of the ‘Molle Islands’ and offers travellers a variety of accommodation and facilities.
Apart from the popular resort islands, most other Whitsunday Islands are available for Camping enthusiasts. Henning Island is probably the most popular island to camp on as it is accessible during all tide times and there is a large bush campsite with basic amenities available to campers. Part of the Lindeman group of islands, Thomas Island is another common Camping spot which is also easily accessible by boat. Lastly, although Whitsunday Island is the largest of the 74 islands and home to the infamous Whitehaven Beach, Camping is the only form of accommodation available on this beautiful island.
Originally posted 2010-12-13 01:06:27. Republished by Blog Post Promoter