Whitsunday Regional Hidden gems

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Airlie Beach: Outer Great Barrier Reef ReefWorld Pontoon

1. Airlie Beach: Outer Great Barrier Reef ReefWorld Pontoon

Explore the serene water and colorful underwater life at the Great Barrier Reef by a pontoon. You will encounter many species of fish, and corals while enjoying water activities like snorkeling and swimming. Depart from Airlie Beach, and 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. The vessel features 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. See unbelievable snorkeling and diving (at an extra cost on the day). Spend the time as you please: Make use of the undercover seating and tables, sun decks to top up your tan, freshwater showers, and changing rooms. Visit the underwater chamber if you prefer to see the underwater world below without getting wet. Take a ride on a semi-submersible boat. Optional extras include scuba dives and scenic helicopter flights. Indulge in a delicious tropical-style buffet lunch and drinks from the bar as you please. Finally, return to Airlie after a beautiful day.

Whitehaven Beach: Full-Day Chill and Grill Beach Day

2. 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.

Airlie Beach: Banana Boat Ride

3. Airlie Beach: Banana Boat Ride

Jump on board, hold on tight, and prepare to get wet on this adrenaline-pumping adventure. Get all of your mates together for an epic and exhilarating experience around the bays of Airlie Beach onboard our banana boat. Make sure you hold on tight as you build up some awesome speed behind a powerful jet ski. This 20-minute experience will allow you to take in amazing views of Airlie from the water.

From Airlie Beach: Jet Ski Tour to Long Island

4. From Airlie Beach: Jet Ski Tour to Long Island

Go on the ultimate 70 km jet ski ride through the UNESCO World Heritage listed Whitsunday Island Marine Park. Follow your experienced guide, listening to informative commentary as you go and exploring this island paradise in the most adventurous way possible.  Get picked up by free shuttle bus from the Airlie Beach area and meet your guide for a day of jet skiing. Head first to the exclusive Palm Bay Resort on Long Island where you will enjoy a poolside lunch. Relax with a drink, take a dip in the pool, or chill on the beach before setting off on the thrilling return journey. Ride the latest model Sea-Doo jet ski and keep your eyes peeled for the diverse wildlife native to the area, including sea turtles, dugongs, seabirds, and seasonal humpback whales.

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What people are saying about Whitsunday Regional

It was a beautiful day with blue sky and sunshine.The reef was beautiful serene and underwater vision on the glass bottom boat was excellent.I would recommend this trip to anyone who wants to know more about our wonderful Barrier Reef.

Great day out. The outer reef is very much worth the extra hour or so to get to. The staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. The good was nice as well!! Give this a go.

this was an amazing experience. the staff were amazing from beginning to end. I loved it so much I am doing it again in a couple of months.

Fantastic experience Also meeting Maggie was amazing The introduction to scuba was priceless

The staff all worked tirelessly to make sure everyone on the trip had a great time.