Discover The Whitsunday archipelago Australia

The Whitsunday archipelago can be reached from Airlie Beach and Shutel Harbour: This is one of the Queensland 'musts', despite considerable tourism. These 74 non coral islands offer gorgeous beaches, excellent access to the coral barrier (Bait Reef) and one of the most beautiful areas for sailing of the whole reef. Further to the north, the most spectacular reefs to be found leaving from Townsville are Flinders Reef and Yongala Reef; Ribbon Reefs and Cod Reef are accessible from Lizard Island or Cairns.

  • The Whitsunday archipelago , The Whitsunday Islands , Australia
    The Whitsunday Islands

    The Whitsunday Islands consist of 74 islands.

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  • The Whitsunday archipelago , An Australian seaside destination , Australia
    An Australian seaside destination

    The Whitsundays are a very popular destination during the Australian summer.

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  • The Whitsunday archipelago , Whitsun , Australia
    Whitsun

    The Whitsun Islands are so-called because James Cook believed he had discovered them on this day.

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  • The Whitsunday archipelago , The Whitsundays , Australia
    The Whitsundays

    The islands are surrounded by the Coral Sea.

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    The location of the Whitsundays

    The islands are located off the coast of Queensland, between Townsville and Mackay.

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  • The Whitsunday archipelago , The Whitsunday Islands National Park , Australia
    The Whitsunday Islands National Park

    Of the 74 islands in the archipelago only 17 are inhabited.

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