Australia's number one tropical holiday destination
On the northeastern coastline of Queensland Australia, lies 74 island wonders inside the world heritage listed Great Barrier Reef. Most islands are inhabited national parks bar four of them which offer resort style accommodation. With fringing reefs and pristine sandy beaches at your door step all teeming with abundant marina life. There’s something for everyone to do whether it’s a family holiday, romantic getaway or a celebration on the water. The Whitsundays has got you covered.
The town of Airlie Beach on the mainland is the region’s central hub and the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands.
How To Get To The Whitsundays By Air
If travelling to the Whitsundays from overseas, fly into Brisbane, Cairns, Sydney or Melbourne, and then book a domestic flight into one of the two airports in the Whitsundays. Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland, offers the best range of connecting flights into the region. The following two airports service the Whitsundays daily.
Great Barrier Reef Airport, Hamilton Island (HTI)
Located on Hamilton Island, the airport is serviced by Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Qantas Link with daily flights from Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and connection points beyond. Cruise Whitsundays operates ferries from Hamilton Island to transfer passengers to Airlie Beach on the Whitsunday Coast and other island resorts.
Whitsunday Coast Airport, Proserpine (PPP)
Whitsunday Coast Airport is located near Proserpine, approximately 25 minutes from Airlie Beach. The airport is currently serviced by three domestic carriers Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Tiger Airways.
Visiting Whitsundays By Road
The Bruce Highway is the major highway linking all Queensland's coastal towns and cities. This main road runs through Proserpine and Bowen, with Airlie Beach located approximately 20 minutes drive off the Bruce Highway at Proserpine. Just follow the signs to Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands along Shute Harbour Road.