Have some fun in the sun on any of the Queensland Islands. Each one providing pristine beaches, lush forests, national parks, and great activities for everyone.
The Whitsunday islands are a cluster of islands off the coast of Queensland. These beautiful specs of sands are right in the heart of the breath-taking World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef. These islands offer luxury accommodation on eight main islands. While enjoying your gorgeous views of the Great Barrier Reef right outside your door, you can participate in many amazing activities like jet skiing, kayaking, snorkeling and diving. If you are a thrill seeker, try getting a birds eye view of this stunning site by taking the plunge on a skydiving adventure! Of course, there is always the option to just simply relax on these rather isolated island oases.
The famous Fraser island is another excellent choice. Famed for being the largest sand island in the world this island gem can of course provide a relaxing oasis for any visitor. However, should you want some excitement try going to the Tangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort to get up close and person with the dolphins and even feed them their dinner!
For all you nature lovers, head of to Hinchinbrokk Island for beautiful rainforest scenery and amazing marine life. Take a look up in the trees to see if you can spot any exotic birds while you’re here as well.
The lovely islands of Lady Elliot, Heron or Wilson can provide an awe-inspiring sight if you happen to be vacationing here through the months of November through April. Besides relaxing under the sun you can experience turtle nesting right outside your door.
From June until November, should you be nearly anywhere near the Queensland coastline, you can experience the amazing sight of whales migrating and going as far as the Whitsundays Islands.
The dress standards on these islands are rather casual and lightweight clothing is acceptable year round. However, it would be worth taking something warm with you for the evenings as the temperature can drop. While you are out and about during the day, you should be aware that the Australian sun is relentless and sunscreen should be applied regularly. Bringing a hat wouldn’t hurt either. For an idea of the temperatures use this guide:
Summer 22ºC to 30ºC
Autumn 16ºC to 29ºC
Winter 12ºC to 23ºC
Spring 16ºC to 30ºC
Lastly, it’s worth noting that swimming in the cool waters can be fun and refreshing, however dangerous as well. Always swim between the red and yellow flags and listen to any advice or direction given to you by the lifeguards.