During my trip to Australia I immediately fell in love the Great Barrier region – this wonderful “piece” of nature is just magical!! Unfortunately, I only got to spend one day out at the Reef, but I definitely wanna go back there and explore the whole region. :-) It’s one of my top priorities on my bucket list – especially the Whitsundays.
“There’s no limit to the wonder of the Whitsundays! Lying in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, in the warm waters of Australia’s Coral Sea are 74 tropical islands. It’s a true Queensland paradise where you can expect the unexpected and feel the freedom to make it your own experience – whether it’s about relaxation and romance, or all the action of an island adventure. Be the master of your own destiny; charter a yacht and skipper yourself, or take a cruise and let someone else do the sailing for you – either way, let the grandeur of the landscape and the endless horizon dotted with islands wash over you.
Closer to water level, jet ski or kayak through the tropical islands, or for a bird’s eye view, take in the panorama of the Whitsundays landscape from a seaplane or helicopter, or perhaps a skydive! The adventure never ends!
Most of the Whitsunday Islands are beautiful, tropical deserted islands, but eight offer a variety of resort accommodation, all with the Great Barrier Reef and fringing coral reefs at their doorstep. Whether it is eco-style, family friendly, all inclusive, activity based, food and wine focused or pure luxury, there is a Queensland resort experience to suit everyone in the Whitsunday Islands. The Whitsundays is home to the renowned island resorts of Hamilton Island, One&Only Hayman Island, Daydream Island Resort and Spa, Long Island Resort, Paradise Bay Eco Escape, Lindeman Island, Brampton Island and South Molle Island.§(source: The Whitsundays Queenland)
Well, when I fly back to Australia (whenever it may be), I’ll surely schedule in some island hopping: wellness on Hayman Island, fine food and wine on Hamilton Island, finding Nemo (;-)) at Hook Island, exploring the pristine Whitsunday waters and surround at South Molle Island and going on a little island walk on Long Island.
I have been to many places all over the world, but so far, for me the Whitsundays sound like paradise on earth. When I make my dream come true and fly back to the Great Barrier region, I will definitely share it with you. :-)
photo credentials: The Whitsundays Queenland