5 days in Whitsundays Itinerary

5 days in Whitsundays Itinerary

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5 days in Whitsundays Itinerary

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4​h 30​min
1
Hamilton Island
— 1 night
ferry:  1​h
2
Airlie Beach
— 3 nights
+2
bus + taxi + Fly:  6​h
End: Melbourne

1
night
Hamilton Island

A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): go for a stroll along the water at Hamilton Island Marina and then get outside with Jetryder. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Hamilton Island route planning website .

Melbourne to Hamilton Island is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus, car, and ferry. When traveling from Melbourne in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Hamilton Island, with highs around 26°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to catch the ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

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Find places to stay Jun 26 — 27:
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina

3
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.
Spend the 30th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. On the 28th (Fri), spend a thrilling day on the water with a speed boat tour. And it doesn't end there: zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, go for a walk through Bicentennial Walkway, stop by Beach Book Boutique, and enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Airlie Beach route maker .

You can ride a ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach in an hour. In June in Airlie Beach, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 30:
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

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