At more than 100 square km and rising more than 400ms to its peak, Whitsunday Island is the largest of the 74 isles and best known for its natural features.The Island sports what is arguably Australia’s whitest, most beautiful and most photographed beach. Stretching more than 6 km, Whitehaven Beach offers breath-taking snorkelling opportunities at the southern end and the northern end of the beach converges into beautiful Hill inlet.This enchanting little bay and the vista of Whitehaven Beach lie at the foot of the island’s lookout. That and many other wonderful views are accessible via Whitsunday Island’s excellent bushwalking trails.
Those who prefer more active pursuits have choices including snorkelling, ocean rafting, sea-kayaking, and jet skiing. Many take advantage of extensive National Park camping facilities available at beaches to the north, west and south of the island in addition to that at the southern end of Whitehaven Beach. Visitors often choose to combine day trips and/or overnight charters (and champagne breakfasts) to Whitehaven Beach with a cruise to the Great Barrier Reef. Whitsunday Island can be easily accessed from the mainland or from other islands by fast ferry, seaplane, helicopter and private cruising yachts.