13 days in Whitsundays Itinerary

13 days in Whitsundays Itinerary

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13 days in Whitsundays Itinerary

Start: Brisbane
+2
Fly + taxi + bus:  5​h
1
Airlie Beach
— 7 nights
ferry:  1​h
2
Hamilton Island
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
End: Brisbane

7
nights
Airlie Beach

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Horseshoe Bay and Spas. Venture out of the city with trips to Bowen (The Big Mango & Horseshoe Bay Rotary Lookout). Spend the 19th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 22nd (Fri), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Heart Reef, take in the waterfront activity at Abell Point Marina, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Whitsunday Great Walk.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Airlie Beach tour planner.

Brisbane to Airlie Beach is an approximately 5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and ferry; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Brisbane in May since evenings lows in Airlie Beach dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to ride a ferry to Hamilton Island.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

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Bowen
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Heart Reef ©
Heart Reef
Spas

5
nights
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Explore hidden gems such as Passage Peak and Hamilton Island Golf Club. Spend the 26th (Tue) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's much more to do: admire all the interesting features of Go-Kart Racing Track, go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina, take in the exciting artwork at Hamilton Island Art Gallery, and kick back and relax at Catseye Beach.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island journey site .

Traveling by ferry from Airlie Beach to Hamilton Island takes an hour. In May, daily temperatures in Hamilton Island can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach

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