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Daydream Island: Our most recommended tours and activities

  • Airlie Beach: Whitsunday Islands Hopper Pass

    1. Airlie Beach: Whitsunday Islands Hopper Pass

    Hop between Airlie Beach, Daydream Island, and Hamilton Island using the Island Hopper Pass, which gives you unlimited 1-day access to the islands’ passenger ferries. Enjoy the flexibility to explore each location on your own time, stop for a swim, lunch or just relax; the choice is yours. Get complimentary use of Hamilton Island’s resort areas and pools and their shuttle bus service. See the live fish-feeding show at 10 AM daily at Daydream Island’s Living Reef and also get complimentary access to the island’s resort areas and pools. Remember: unless you’ve got your accommodation booked, don’t miss the last boat.

    Worth the day trip! Daydream Island was gorgeous I wish we stayed there longer at Lovers Cove and did some snorkelling. Hamilton Island was much busier so if u want a gold cart u need to book in advance.

  • From Airlie Beach: Twin Island Day Trip

    2. From Airlie Beach: Twin Island Day Trip

    Enjoy a day exploring the Whitsunday Islands, featuring Hamilton Island and the Daydream Island. The first stop on your island-hopping adventure is Daydream Island, where you can enjoy one of the most unique attractions in Queensland, the Living Reef coral lagoon. Wander around the resort or take a dip in the pool before watching the sharks and stingrays in action at the fish feeding show. After spending time on Daydream Island, enjoy a short cruise to Hamilton Island for a delicious lunch at Marina Tavern. Enjoy great food and sweeping views of the marina. After lunch, explore the island by foot or with the complimentary Island Shuttle service. Try and visit One Tree Hill to catch some incredible views of the Whitsunday Islands. Cool off in the resort pool afterwards, complete with a swim-up bar and ocean outlook, or take a walk along famous Catseye Beach.

  • Whitehaven Beach and Daydream Island

    3. Whitehaven Beach and Daydream Island

    Your day begins with a cruise to Whitehaven Beach, where you can wander along the 4 mile (7km) shoreline – beachcombing, bushwalking and wading in warm, crystal-clear water. Then cruise to Daydream Island, where you’ll enjoy a two-course lunch. The afternoon is yours to explore the island or relax by the pool. Make time to experience the Living Reef, one of the most unique attractions in Queensland, with a stop at the Living Reef Centre to learn more about tropical marine life.

    whitehaven lives up to it's high reputation. a must for those visiting area. Daydream Island provided a very good 4 hour visit. Excellent lunch and faculties.

  • Daydream Island: 6-Hour Whitsunday and Whitehaven Cruise

    4. Daydream Island: 6-Hour Whitsunday and Whitehaven Cruise

    Cruise to Whitehaven Beach, one of the world’s most beautiful beaches, on this 6-hour cruise. You will depart early in the morning on a high-speed vessel for a cruise through the Whitsunday Islands to be the first on the beach. Alternatively, you can choose to depart later in the day to enjoy a sunset cruise home. Morning tea will be served depending on the option selected. You will board your Whitehaven vessel for a scenic cruise to this magnificent beach. Your cruise vessel has expansive seating areas both inside and out, and your friendly skipper will provide an informative commentary on the history and natural wonders of the area. You will be free to 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 imposing Pentecost Island. The waters of Solway Passage will lead you to the worl...

    Great way to experience Whitehaven beach, in half a day. Well organized and on the beach itself, it was great to have access to a SUP, kids toys and a bar. Boat trip might seem a bit long but it is worth it, plus you see things along the way.

  • Daydream Island: Full-Day Whitsundays Catamaran Sailing

    5. 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...

  • Daydream Island: Outer Great Barrier Reef Full-Day Tour

    6. Daydream Island: Outer Great Barrier Reef Full-Day Tour

    Depart from Daydream Island on a full-day Great Barrier Reef adventure aboard a fully-equipped luxury vessel where you can swim, snorkel, and dive to explore the stunning beauty of the marine fauna below. Cruise through the Whitsundays on a high-speed, luxury vessel. Enjoy morning tea as you pass by deserted islands, secluded bays and beaches en route to the outer Great Barrier Reef.  Enjoy the vessel’s spacious lounges, full air-conditioning, huge outside view decks and a duo of bars that will gladly serve you your favorite refreshment, including both alcohol and soft drinks. Arrive at the permanently-moored, spacious and innovative pontoon on the outer Great Barrier Reef. The water quality and diverse marine life are unrivaled.  Meet hundreds of fish species and admire a variety of hard and soft coral. This makes for unbelievable snorkeling and diving if you wish (if upgrade option...

    We enjoyed the hospitality of the team who guided us to the Great Barrier Reef. We also appreciated that we had different activities to choose from.

  • Daydream Island: 2-Day Great Barrier Reef Experience

    7. Daydream Island: 2-Day Great Barrier Reef Experience

    Day 1: Travel on a high-speed, comfortable vessel 39 nautical miles from shore to the reef. The approximately 3-hour trip to the destination counts as its own sightseeing adventure, and you can even spot whales at certain times of the year. Following your journey, arrive to the permanently moored pontoon on Hardy Reef – one of the most spectacular stretches of the Great Barrier Reef. This area sits above a coral wall, home to an ecosystem of magnificent coral and marine life which runs adjacent to the pontoon. The hundreds of fish species at Hardy Reef are bound to surprise and delight you - particularly the giant groper.   Explore the reef all day by swimming, snorkeling, and more. Curb your hunger with morning and afternoon tea and a sumptuous buffet lunch, and as dusk approaches, watch for turtles who nibble at the seaweed around the pontoon. Watch the sun set while...

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What people are saying about Daydream Island

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 50 reviews

Great way to experience Whitehaven beach, in half a day. Well organized and on the beach itself, it was great to have access to a SUP, kids toys and a bar. Boat trip might seem a bit long but it is worth it, plus you see things along the way.

The island hopper pass was great! Easy to use, the ferry was very clean and comfortable for the trip. Was a great way to see both islands and had many times available so there was plenty of time to be spent at both islands.

Worth the day trip! Daydream Island was gorgeous I wish we stayed there longer at Lovers Cove and did some snorkelling. Hamilton Island was much busier so if u want a gold cart u need to book in advance.

whitehaven lives up to it's high reputation. a must for those visiting area. Daydream Island provided a very good 4 hour visit. Excellent lunch and faculties.

Wow we had such a beautiful day out on the Corel harbour the best day out. The best part was Hamilton Island