Whitehaven beach Whitsundays

Whitehaven Beach, Whitsundays

Visiting the world famous Whitehaven Beach is a must when you visit the Whitsundays!

Whitehaven beach from above
Whitehaven beach seen from above on our scenic flight

There are plenty of ways to get to Whitehaven Beach but we opted for a day cruise out on a catamaran with Cruise Whitsundays.

Camira sailing boat

Which leaves from Airlie Beach and sails out through the Whitsunday Islands.

Sailing to Whitehaven beach
One of the Whitsunday Islands

But other ways to get there are by speed boat, ocean raft, seaplane, helicopter or private charters.

Sailing to Whitehaven beach
Sailing to Whitehaven beach

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!

Whitsundays Whitehaven beach

Whitehaven Beach stretches out 7km for you to explore, relax or take a swim.

Whitehaven beach Whitsundays

The beautiful white sand is made out of silica and is very soft to the touch.

Whitsundays Whitehaven beach

Whitehaven Beach is on the largest island in the Whitsundays.

Whitehaven beach Whitsundays

But did you know that there are actually 74 islands that make up “the Whitsundays?” … Neither did we ha ha!

Whitehaven beach Whitsundays

We hopped off the boat to take it all in for a couple of hours.

Whitehaven beach Whitsundays

So we took a stroll along to one end of the beach.

Whitsundays Whitehaven beach

Then had a quick swim before we jumped back onto the boat to have some lunch and a couple of beers.

Drinks on board the catamaran

After lunch we headed out to the northern point of Whitehaven where you can take a bush walk up to the look out.

Map of Whitsunday Island
Tongue Bay Whitsunday Island

The catamaran anchors up near Tongue Bay and we catch some smaller boats to shore.

Tender boats to shore

Then it’s a short walk through the forest to the look out over Hill Inlet.

Walk up to Hill Inlet look out
Hill inlet Whitsundays

This is where a swirl of white sand and turquoise water combine to create a stunning blend of colours.

Hill inlet Whitsundays from above
Hill inlet seen from above on our scenic flight

This spot is the third most photographed place in Australia and you can definitely see why 😊

Hill inlet Whitsundays

We took some time to take in the breath taking view.

Hill inlet Whitsundays

Then boarded back onto the boat and headed back to Airlie Beach.

Sailing 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 beach Whitsundays

Whitehaven sure is a must when you travel to the Whitsundays in Queensland Australia!!

Whitsundays Hill inlet

Happy travels 😊

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