Visiting the world famous Whitehaven Beach is a must when you visit the Whitsundays!
There are plenty of ways to get to Whitehaven Beach but we opted for a day cruise out on a catamaran with Cruise Whitsundays.
Which leaves from Airlie Beach and sails out through the Whitsunday Islands.
But other ways to get there are by speed boat, ocean raft, seaplane, helicopter or private charters.
The sail boat took just under two hours to arrive at Whitehaven and you can easily see why this is one of the world’s best beaches!
Whitehaven Beach stretches out 7km for you to explore, relax or take a swim.
The beautiful white sand is made out of silica and is very soft to the touch.
Whitehaven Beach is on the largest island in the Whitsundays.
But did you know that there are actually 74 islands that make up “the Whitsundays?” … Neither did we ha ha!
We hopped off the boat to take it all in for a couple of hours.
So we took a stroll along to one end of the beach.
Then had a quick swim before we jumped back onto the boat to have some lunch and a couple of beers.
After lunch we headed out to the northern point of Whitehaven where you can take a bush walk up to the look out.
The catamaran anchors up near Tongue Bay and we catch some smaller boats to shore.
Then it’s a short walk through the forest to the look out over Hill Inlet.
This is where a swirl of white sand and turquoise water combine to create a stunning blend of colours.
This spot is the third most photographed place in Australia and you can definitely see why 😊
We took some time to take in the breath taking view.
Then boarded back onto the boat and headed back to Airlie Beach.
Wow what a day this was! With a full belly and quite a few beers under the belt it sure was a day I will never forget.
Whitehaven sure is a must when you travel to the Whitsundays in Queensland Australia!!
Happy travels 😊