When you visit the Whitsunday Islands there are certain things to do that you really should not miss out on. It is the most amazing part of Australia, we have listed the things you really must do.

  1. Visit and stay a few nights in Airlie Beach
  2. Go on a boat ride across the Great Barrier Reef
  3. Visit Catseye Beach
  4. Take a look around the Hamilton Island Marina
  5. Tour Hamilton Island wildlife
  6. Go to Whitehaven Beach
  7. Visit Hill Inlet
  8. Jetski tour around the Whitsundays
  9. Seaplane scenic flight
  10. Visit Airlie Beach Lagoon

Airlie Beach is an absolute must-see, you can catch boat rides from there and there are so many amazing things to do there too:

  1. Go on Whitsundays tours
  2. Go on the great rainforest walk (close to the beach)
  3. Visit Cedar Creek Waterfall
  4. Visit the Boardwalk and spot turtles
  5. Do some serious fishing
  6. Go to the Saturday morning market
  7. Go on the Mount Rooper walk
  8. Visit the Australian Bush North of Airlie Beach
  9. Airlie Creek walk

You should really take note of Airlie Beach accommodation as there is so much to do there, it’s a good idea to stay at least a few days or so.

There are many boat rides, which is the most popular thing to do in the Whitsundays, it’s a great way to see the sea life and visit the Great Barrier Reef.

Things To Do In Whitsunday Islands Australia

The most popular boat tours leaving from Airlie Beach include:

  1. ZigZag Speed Boat Package
  2. Whitsunday Bullet (scuba diving)
  3. Freight Train Yacht Package
  4. Tongarra – Backpackers and Students Tour (catamaran sailing trip)
  5. Habibi – 60ft Long Steel Ketch Tour
  6. Mandrake 52ft Long Ocean Racer Yacht
  7. Entice – Luxury Overnight Yacht Tour
  8. Atlantic Clipper – Backpackers Yacht Sailing Tour
  9. Condor Whitsundays 2 Day 2 Night Tour
  10. Apollo – Sailing Tour with Scuba Diving as Extra

Some of the Whitsundays boat tours last half a day, some go for a full day and some are overnight. All tours leave from Airlie Beach on a daily basis, you can turn up and book on the day, or even book your tour right here on this website.

The area of full of amazing stuff to do, this is just a small snippet of what is available. When you land in Airlie Beach you will discover so much more to do, the shopping is amazing too.

If you are limited in time and are only in the area for a week or even just a few days here are the top 5 things not to be missed.

Top 5 Things To Do In Whitsunday Islands Australia

If you only have time to cover a few things on our list, here are our top 5 picks of things you really should not miss and will make your holiday.

  1. Go on the ZigZag Speed Boat Package
  2. Visit Cedar Creek Waterfall
  3. Go to Whitehaven Beach
  4. Airlie Creek walk
  5. Snorkeling on Airlie Beach

Those are 5 things that can be done on a budget and should be done no matter what, even if you are only there for a few days make sure you get these 5 things in there.

If you have the time, it really is a must to go and visit the Great Barrier Reef. You should snorkel there too, it will blow your mind.

Secret Insider Hidden Things To Do

We will also reveal to you some secret gems to visit that only comes from living in the area, here are our insider things to do:

  1. Island Ferry Hopping (operate between Airlie Beach, Daydream Island, Hamilton Island Resorts)
  2. Stand Up Paddle Boarding (available for hire on Airlie Beach)
  3. Crocodile Tour on Proserpine River
  4. Passage Peak – Hamilton Island
  5. Bicentennial Walkway
  6. Dingo Beach And Hideaway Bay

That’s absolutely everything you need to cover while you are in the Whitsundays.

For even more information about what to do in the Whitsundays and surrounding areas take a look at this video:

Keep note that you can book the Whitsundays tours and Airlie Beach accommodation right here on this website at the lowest prices.

Our online booking system discovers the lowest package prices for you. Simply pay on this website and we will email you the tour tickets, which could not be any easier.

Those are not just the best things to do in the Whitsundays Islands, but anywhere in Australia. It is an amazing place, somewhere that you will not want to leave behind.

If you have any questions about any of the things to do please get us on live chat. We live in the Whitsundays and are happy to answer any questions that you might have.

Nick Caroline
Author: Nick Caroline