Whitsunday Reefs

Whitsunday Islands is a group of 74 islands off the Queensland Coast from Airlie Beach.

This region’s famous attractions include Whitehaven Beach and Heart Reef.

Charter boats are popular in this region, and all of them will be looking for the best anchorage for snorkelling and scuba diving.

Visitors are spoilt with the choice to explore the Great Barrier Reef in the Whitsundays.

From Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island, there are day trip tours to the Outer Barrier Reef.  Next chose from Reef activity platforms with activities for those who want to get wet and also those who want to stay dry.

Then there are day tours visiting the Whitsunday Islands including the World famous Whitehaven Beach.

For visitors who want to explore this beautiful destination, there are overnight trips as well as longer stays on a range of sailing tours.


Start with a basic snorkelling equipment kit (mask, snorkel, and fins) and explore the coral reefs.

On the outer reefs, you will find shallow coral gardens teeming with brightly coloured tropical fish.   Once you enter the crystal clear waters, it will be very apparent why this is one of the world’s natural wonders.

Most of the islands have fringing reefs. The general rule is the further the reef site is from the mainland, the better the visibility.

Further out from the islands is where scuba divers and snorkelers will discover the best reefs.

While you are holidaying in the beautiful Whitsundays, there are great options for you to explore the reef.

With most of the colourful coral and marine life only about one metre beneath the surface,.

Keep an eye out for Maori wrasse and turtles.

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