Whitehaven Beach
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Our most recommended Whitehaven Beach Outdoor Activities

  • Whitsundays Ocean Rafting Tour: Snorkel, Walk & Whitehaven

    1. Whitsundays Ocean Rafting Tour: Snorkel, Walk & Whitehaven

    Take off on the ride of your life in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands. Ride, beach, snorkel, and bushwalk as you embark on the perfect Whitehaven Beach tour, visiting both ends of the world-famous beach.

    Climb aboard the fastest day boat in the Whitsundays as you depart from Airlie Beach. The semi-rigid inflatable vessels are super fast allowing guests to experience a fun ride, adventure, and education amongst the natural beauty of the Whitsundays. Select the North Whitehaven option for an eco-adventure popular amongst avid snorkellers. This includes two different snorkel destinations, a visit to the stunning beach at Hill Inlet, and a guided National Park walk to the lookout above the silica sand of Whitehaven. Select the South Whitehaven option for more beach time. Enjoy at least two hours relaxing on the white silica sand, and a guided walk to Hill Inlet for breatht...

    Awesome experience which I rate as one of the top experiences in my life. Seeing the beautiful live coral was something else. These guys knows the spots and our team AJ and "Deray" (hope I spelt that right!) were fantastic, knowledgeable and engaging with everyone on the boat. My reluctant sullen 13y old who did not want to go had the best time ever!

  • Airlie Beach: Whitsundays and Whitehaven Half-Day Cruise

    2. Airlie Beach: Whitsundays and Whitehaven Half-Day Cruise

    Cruise to Whitehaven Beach on this 6-hour cruise. Depart early in the morning on a high-speed vessel for a cruise through the Whitsunday Islands and be the first on the beach. Alternatively, depart later in the day and enjoy a sunset cruise home.

    Enjoy morning or afternoon tea. Board the Whitehaven vessel for the scenic cruise to the magnificent beach. Your cruise vessel has expansive seating areas inside and out and your skipper will provide an informative commentary on the history and natural wonders of the area.

    Sit back, breathe in the sea air, sip a wine or beer, and marvel at the 74 Island Wonders of the Whitsundays, starting with views of Passage Peak and the Pentecost Island. The waters of Solway Passage lead you to Whitehaven Beach, a must-see in the Whitsundays.

    Prepare to be dazzled by th...

    Wow What a fantastic day, could not speak highly enough of the attention and service from the crew. Whitehaven was awesome and the half day with a stop off for 20min at Hamilton was just perfect Bear and Mouse

  • Airlie Beach: Whitehaven Full-Day Eco-Cruise with Lunch

    3. Airlie Beach: Whitehaven Full-Day Eco-Cruise with Lunch

    After pickup from your accommodation, head to the marina in Airlie Beach by bus. Board the custom-built catamaran and enjoy fresh, homemade, gluten-free brownies as a morning snack.

    The first stop is at one of the area's many beautiful reefs to go snorkeling. Be blown away by the vivid colors, bountiful fish, and coral formations of the Great Barrier Reef's outer fringes. This spot offers a quieter way to experience the UNESCO-protected reef.

    Then, head to the second snorkeling spot on the northern tip of Hook Island. With your guide, discover the area's underwater valleys, caves, and a variety of marine life.

    Continue to Whitehaven Beach for a buffet lunch of zucchini frittatas and quiche lorraine served with cold sliced meats, cheeses, salad, and fresh bread.

    After lunch, join ...

    Was a bit rough due to weather but the crew were absolutely fabulous and made sure our safety was foremost. Would diffently do this activity again and recommend to anyone looking at doing this as well.

  • Airlie Beach: Full-Day Sail to Whitehaven and Snorkeling

    4. Airlie Beach: Full-Day Sail to Whitehaven and Snorkeling

    Jump on board a classic 62-ft gaff-rigged schooner and feel the breeze as you sail across to Whitehaven. Help out to pull up the sails or relax in the sunshine on the deck. Enjoy some morning tea with home-baked chocolate brownies.

    Sail across the Whitsunday Passage and take a leisurely pace towards Tongue Bay. Look out for turtles swimming through the warm water.

    Anchor close to shore and walk up to Hill Inlet. Take in the views of the white sands and turquoise waters of Whitehaven Beach and discover why it’s been voted one of the 10 best beaches in the world.

    Head back to the boat for a picnic lunch of wraps and homemade frittata. Set sail again and continue to the snorkeling spot on the fringing reef. Savor a refreshing fruit platter in the afternoon and perhaps buy a cocktail from the onboard ba...

    Wonderful sailing to get to the snorkeling spot, then to Whitehaven beach. Enjoyed ot very much!

  • From Airlie: Whitsundays Full-Day Catamaran Sailing Trip

    5. From Airlie: Whitsundays Full-Day Catamaran Sailing Trip

    Discover the Whitsunday Islands National Park and beautiful Whitehaven Beach on this 10-hour cruise. Sit onboard the spacious deck in the sun and enjoy refreshments and morning tea.

    Upon arriving at the famous Whitehaven Beach, you'll see the Hill Inlet lookout, one of the most photographed locations in Australia. Enjoy a guided walk following the path and history of the Whitsunday traditional owners, the Ngaro people.

    Your guide will lead you right to the lookout and that picture postcard view. Learn about the history and flora from the informative displays along the way that provide an insight into this picturesque area.

    Spend the rest of your day relaxing on Whitehaven Beach and playing beach games. Tuck into a delicious gourmet lunch. Alcoholic beverages and refreshments served throughout the da...

    It was beautiful , great boat, great crew. But I was hopping to spend the day in Whitehaven beach

  • Whitsundays: Ocean Rafting Tour with Snorkel & Scenic Flight

    6. Whitsundays: Ocean Rafting Tour with Snorkel & Scenic Flight

    Experience the best of the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef in one day: from the water and the air. Visit the Whitsundays’ most iconic destinations. These include the famous Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet, and secret, exclusive snorkeling locations. Ride, beach, snorkel, and bush walk, all in one day. Visit both ends of the world-famous beach. Departing from Airlie Beach, take to the skies and experience a once-in-a-lifetime, 60-minute scenic flight.

    Soar over the islands and Great Barrier Reef, including famous Heart Reef and Whitehaven Beach. Guests will have a bird’s eye view of many of the 74 Whitsunday Islands, flying over Whitehaven Beach and picture postcard Hill Inlet before heading out to the Great Barrier Reef and experiencing one of the most photographed reef locations, Heart Reef. The comfortable fixed-wing aircraft offers big window viewi...

    Brilliant experience. Saw a Whale's water spout from the plane, and had a great time with the guides on boat and snorkeling. Swim with a lot of fish at Manta Ray Bay whilst the guide fed them from the boat

  • Whitehaven Beach: Full-Day Chill and Grill Beach Day

    7. Whitehaven Beach: Full-Day Chill and Grill Beach Day

    Spend a full day experiencing all the wonders of the magnificent Whitehaven Beach area. Indulge in numerous activities from exploring the spectacular Hill Inlet in the north to swimming, hiking, sunbathing, and soaking up the sun in the south. Cruise to the 7-kilometer long Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island. Start from the northern end of the beach and take a leisurely 1.3-kilometer hike to the Hill Inlet lookout. Follow the path of the native inhabitants of Whitsundays, the Ngaro people. Back at Whitehaven’s southern end, swim, relax by the beach or tackle the stairs to the Whitehaven Beach lookout and take in the beautiful scenery of Whitehaven Beach. Then, savor a delicious gourmet burger that will be waiting for you back at the Whitehaven Beach.

    Fantastic day out highly recommend doing the full day to get the most out of the trip!

  • Daydream Island: Full-Day Whitsundays Catamaran Sailing

    8. Daydream Island: Full-Day Whitsundays Catamaran Sailing

    Discover the Whitsunday Islands National Park and beautiful Whitehaven Beach on this 10-hour cruise. You will sit onboard a spacious deck in the sun whilst enjoying refreshments and morning tea. Upon arriving at the famous Whitehaven Beach, you'll see the Hill Inlet lookout, one of the most photographed locations in Australia. From here you will enjoy a guided walk following the path and history of the Whitsunday's traditional owners, the Ngaro people. Your guide will lead you right to the lookout where you will be greeted by that picture postcard view. You can learn about the history, flora, and stories, from the informative displays along the way that provide an insight into this picturesque area. You will then spend the rest of your day snorkeling alongside loggerhead turtles and stingrays on the turquoise inner reef. Later, you can tuck into a delicious BBQ lunch. Alcoholic beverag...

  • Whitsundays Islands: Private Catamaran (24 People Max)

    9. Whitsundays Islands: Private Catamaran (24 People Max)

    Escape the crowds and discover the Whitsundays Islands onboard your very own private catamaran for up to 24 people departing from Airlie Beach or Hamilton Island. Choose from half-day, full-day, and sunset boat charter options.  Swim through the vibrant coral reefs fringing the Whitsunday Islands, discover the Ngaro sea sculptures trail, chill out with a turtle or meet the friendly Maori wrasse.  Relax and unwind on the boat or stopover at one of the beautiful beaches and bays to uncover some of the most beautiful sub-tropical hiking trails within the Whitsunday Islands.  This catamaran charter is the perfect choice for anybody seeking fun and adventure, combined with a relaxed atmosphere. An excellent choice for small groups of friends and families looking to experience the Whitsundays in a unique way.

  • Whitsunday Islands: 2 or 3-Night Sailing Yacht Adventure

    10. Whitsunday Islands: 2 or 3-Night Sailing Yacht Adventure

    Enjoy an unforgettable 2 or 3-night sailing experience while visiting Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout. Go on bush-walks, relax on pristine beaches, and explore 4-6 snorkeling sites. Visit the famous Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout for a whole day on the 3-night option and 5 hours on the 2-night option. Explore various Whitsundays Islands on bush-walks ranging from 20 minutes to 3 hours. Experience magical Whitsundays sunset beach hangouts at Langford Island Sand Spit, Scrubhen Beach, and/or Chalkie's Beach. In the evenings, chill on deck with our crew and your new mates, have a few drinks, stargaze, and then let the calm water gently rock you to sleep. On the 3 night option only, you get the opportunity to visit the outer Great Barrier Reef (weather depending) to snorkel some of the most pristine waters in the world. Return on the last day at approximately 3:30 PM. St...

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What people are saying about Whitehaven Beach

unbelievable experience. Dave and Cam were our guides and they were honestly the best. Super friendly, super funny, did everything to ensure everyone was okay, fed and happy! Cannot recommend this tour enough. Thank you to Dave and Cam for the awesome experience!!

Such a fun day! The guides, Mandy and Braedon were fantastic, food was great and they were always eager to help out with any questions that came up. The boat ride and locations were amazing, we had a wonderful day!

Was a bit rough due to weather but the crew were absolutely fabulous and made sure our safety was foremost. Would diffently do this activity again and recommend to anyone looking at doing this as well.

Super cool experience & great atmosphere! Cam and Amy where great fun, informative, and kept the music pumping. Food on board was awesome too.

Staff (Cam and Amy), boat, and locations were excellent. Lunch was wholesome and plentiful.