4 days in Whitsundays Itinerary

4 days in Whitsundays Itinerary

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4 days in Whitsundays Itinerary

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

Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
On the 17th (Thu), see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina, then enjoy the sand and surf at Catseye Beach, and then head outdoors with Jetryder.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Hamilton Island tour itinerary maker site .

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 nights when traveling from Sydney in October since evenings lows in Hamilton Island dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

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Scuba & Snorkeling
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

Airlie Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To find maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Airlie Beach day trip tool .

Traveling by ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach takes an hour. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

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Airlie Beach Lagoon ©
Airlie Beach Lagoon
Scuba & Snorkeling
Waterskiing & Jetskiing
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