Discover boutique hotels in the Whitsundays, Australia
Areas in the Whitsundays
When to go
October to May is known as ‘stinger season’ – it’s when the box jellyfish come out to play, so you’ll have to wear a wetsuit. September, which is early spring in the southern hemisphere, has sunny days, the least rainfall and the perfect water temperature for swimming.
PlanesIf you’re travelling from overseas, fly to Brisbane, Cairns, Sydney or Melbourne and then connect to either the Great Barrier Reef airport or Proserpine airport.
BoatsYou can hop between Airlie Beach, Daydream Island and Hamilton Island on the ferry. There ferries run a few times a day, but be sure to check the timetable ahead of time.
AutomobilesThe usual car hire firms can be found at Queensland’s airports, but chances are if you’re island-hopping you won’t need wheels, you’ll want wings or sails. Cars can be left in secure parking at main ferry hubs.