Island Camping in the Whitsunday Islands

CATEGORIES: CAMPING | By: David Colfelt

[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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The Whitsunday Ngaro Sea Trail

CATEGORIES: BOATING , CAMPING , WALKING | By: David Colfelt

The Whitsunday Ngaro Sea Trail, an extensive mostly self-guided trail comprising walks and seaways, was opened in 2010. With some of the most spectacular views of the islands to be enjoyed, and a rich cultural history, it's a unique must-do activity on your visit to the Whitsundays. The Trail features walks ranging from as little as 170m one way (30 mins return) to nearly 6km (4 hours return)

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Exploring Lindeman Island

CATEGORIES: BOATING , CAMPING , RESEARCH TRIPS , WALKING | By: Anthony Colfelt

Lindeman Island is just to the south of the main group of modernly frequented islands. But it has been at the centre of European activity and indeed tourism around the Whitsundays since the 1920s. If you are interested in the history of this area we would recommend reading – Ray Blackwood’s The Whitsunday Islands – An Historical Dictionary. It’s no 'Game of Thrones', but it is

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A Botheration of Bugs!

CATEGORIES: CAMPING , RESEARCH TRIPS | By: Emma Colfelt

Biting insects are abundant on the mainland and some of the islands including Whitsunday Island, home of the famous Whitehaven Beach. Populations may depend on the time of year and recent weather conditions. Below are the Bug Big Four that may give you grief on your travels: best to be prepared. Mosquitoes - we all know these bloodsuckers and that high-pitched whine near your ear that

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A Swim at the Famous Whitehaven Beach

CATEGORIES: CAMPING , RESEARCH TRIPS , THE WHITSUNDAYS , WALKING | By: Emma Colfelt

Whitehaven Beach is the renowned for being the most beautiful beach in Queensland, and certainly the most photographed. With crystal clear waters and pristine sand, Whitehaven Beach stretches over seven kilometres along Whitsunday Island - the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. Given it's reputation the beach can be 'busy' with visiting yachts, backpacker day trips and the like but

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