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

Hamilton Island ©
A trip to Hamilton Island takes you to a car-free destination mostly covered in bushland.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): take in the waterfront activity at Hamilton Island Marina and then get outside with Jetryder. Here are some ideas for day two: play a few rounds at Hamilton Island Golf Club and then kick back and relax at Catseye Beach.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Hamilton Island travel route planner .

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 November, plan for a bit warmer days in Hamilton Island, with highs around 33°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Airlie Beach.

Things to do in Hamilton Island

Outdoors Parks Beaches
Find places to stay Nov 21 — 22:
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Hamilton Island Golf Club ©
Hamilton Island Golf Club
Hamilton Island Marina ©
Hamilton Island Marina
Catseye Beach ©
Catseye Beach

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.
Airlie Beach is known for adventure, wildlife, beaches, spas, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take a memorable tour with Tours, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and enjoy the sand and surf at Airlie Beach Lagoon.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Airlie Beach online travel route builder .

Ride a ferry from Hamilton Island to Airlie Beach in an hour. November in Airlie Beach sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trip

Coral Beach and the Beak, Conway National Park
Find places to stay Nov 22 — 25:
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Waterskiing & Jetskiing
Scuba & Snorkeling
Speed Boats Tours

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