Best Dive Sites in the Whitsunday Islands

Dive and Snorkel Sites Diving and snorkelling in the area can be done either around the Whitsunday Islands, or further out to sea on the Barrier Reef proper. The quality of the reef and wildlife is better for the latter. Whitsunday Island Dive Sites Bird Island Visibility: 2-12 metres Diving depth: 2-15 metres Bottom: Rock in the shallows down to 6-8 metres, then dropping off to coral

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Top 10 Spots for Snorkelling in the Whitsundays

1. The Pinnacles (Hook Island) Some of the best snorkelling to be had in the Whitsundays, just off the western beach. Coral cover is nearly solid, mostly staghorn, with only a few sandy patches. The quality of the corals diminishes the further east you go. Fish life is medium in size and average in quality, manta rays common in cooler months, May to September. The site is open to northerly

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Island Camping in the Whitsunday Islands

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[caption id="attachment_705" align="alignnone" width="500"] Getting ashore on an Island requires a dinghy...[/caption] To camp in the Whitsundays is to indulge in what many believe to be the ultimate camping experience – sleeping under the stars on a 'desert isle'. There are many islands to choose from, and the final choice of site may depend on whether you wish to get away from it all, or

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An Introduction to Walking in the Whitsundays

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The islands of the Whitsundays have a significant number of tracks that reward walkers with spectacular views of this magic island group. Tracks range from gentle graded climbs through diverse bushland and across grasslands to scrambles up some of the highest promontories in the Whitsundays. The Whitsunday Ngaro Sea Trail provides the ultimate experience for trekkers, yachtsmen, kayakers and

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Boating in the Whitsundays

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For complete information about boating in the Whitsundays, refer to the essential sailing guide for the area, 100 Magic Miles of the Great Barrier Reef – The Whitsunday Islands. Australia’s finest cruising grounds, the Whitsundays, offer scores of protected anchorages each within easy reach of the next. The area has the largest bareboat charter fleet (power and sail) in the South Pacific.

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