4 days in Whitsundays Itinerary

4 days in Whitsundays Itinerary

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4 days in Whitsundays Itinerary

Start: Sydney
Fly:  4​h
1
Hamilton Island
— Few hours
ferry:  1​h
2
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Sydney

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Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): get outside with Jetryder and then don't miss a visit to Passage Peak.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Hamilton Island trip planning tool .

Sydney to Hamilton Island is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Hamilton Island at 25°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors
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Passage Peak ©
Passage Peak

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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.
Airlie Beach is known for adventure, wildlife, beaches, spas, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take in the exciting artwork at Above & Below Photography Gallery, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Airlie Beach day trip planning app .

You can ride a ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

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