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Stunning Hill Inlet - The Whitsundays

Hill Inlet

Whitsunday Island, Airlie Beach, Queensland, 4802
Email: info@wmdl.com.au
Website: www.tourismwhitsundays.com.au
9063483 Phone Number: 61 07 4945 3967

Hill Inlet in the Whitsundays is a stunning inlet located at the northern end of Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. As the tide shifts, the white sand and blue hues of the inlet blend seamlessly to create a breathtaking mosaic. Hill Inlet is best viewed from the lookout at Tongue Point on Whitsunday Island. Most people moor their boats in Tongue Bay, take a dingy ashore and make the short uphill walk to the lookout for breathtaking views. If possible, try to reach the lookout when the tide is low to fully experience the beautiful fusion of colours that emerge. Not all operators visit Hill Inlet and the Tongue Point lookout on a Whitehaven Beach visit, so be sure to check before you book if you'd like to go to the lookout. There are several ways to experience the beauty of Hill Inlet. Many companies offer day trips to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet by ferry, power boat or luxury yacht. Most overnight sailing trips also stop here. It’s also possible to view Hill Inlet from the air by helicopter or seaplane.

Luncheon Bay is very protected from most wind conditions.

Luncheon Bay

Luncheon Bay, Hook Island, Queensland, 4741
Email: info@tourismwhitsundays.com.au
Website: www.tourismwhitsundays.com.au
9143108 Phone Number: 61 07 4945 3711

Luncheon Bay is situated on the northern side of Hook Island and features pristine coral and superb marine life. Luncheon Bay is popular with beginner divers thanks to its easy beach entry option. Intro divers can enter the water gradually from the beach, allowing plenty of time to become accustomed to the dive gear and the water. Luncheon Bay has some great swim-throughs for scuba divers and the beautiful 'tunnel of love’, which is an underwater canyon. If you would like to 'find Nemo', Luncheon Bay is a likely spot, just ask the friendly dive instructors if they can help you in your hunt. Also a good place to spot rays hiding in the sand or turtles feeding on the reef. Diving depth is three to 15 metres. Diving visibility is typically three to 15 metres. Good shallow coral cover to eight to ten metres, coral rubble and silty sand at depth. Large bommie on eastern point is of interest. Interesting terrain along the foreshore down to 10 metres, best along eastern side of bay with coral gullies and ledges. Divers and snorkellers can expect to see large fish including wrasse, sweetlip and red emperor. Open to northerly winds.

Free educational feeding session at the Living Reef

The Living Reef on Daydream Island

Daydream Island Resort and Spa, Daydream Island, Queensland, 4741
Email: marketing@daydreamisland.com
Website: www.daydreamisland.com
9141860 Phone Number: 61 07 3259 2350
Fax Number: 61 07 3259 2399

Daydream Island’s amazing Living Reef is a must see on the island. Located at the entrance to the resort, it is one of the world’s largest man-made living coral reef lagoons and features more than 80 species of marine fish and 50 species of coral. This microcosm of the Great Barrier Reef continues to capture the imagination of tourists young and old; with guests having the opportunity to hand feed resident stingrays, sharks and barramundi. Guests are able to get up close and personal with lagoon favourites including Pikelet and Pancake the stingrays, Bruce the sickle fin lemon shark and Brutus, a large barramundi. Free educational feeding sessions are held twice a day at 10.00 a.m. and 2.00 p.m. everyday, where guests have the opportunity to feed animals and learn about the marine eco-system. This allows people to get an invaluable glimpse of reef life while completely conserving the environment. Parents see a great deal of educational value in introducing their children to the Great Barrier Reef ecosystem and the beauties that live within it.

Hardy Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

Hardy Reef

Hardy Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Whitsundays, Queensland, 4802
Email: info@wmdl.com.au
Website: www.tourismwhitsundays.com.au
9111465 Phone Number: 61 07 4945 3967

Hardy Reef, on the Great Barrier Reef off Airlie Beach, is home to the Reefworld Pontoon. There is spectacular fish life with Trevally, Coral Trout, Snapper and a host of smaller marine life as well as Giant Maori Wrasse and a two metre long Giant Queensland Groper that usually congregate for a free feed. Snorkelling is excellent, as is diving off nearby drop-offs where you'll find turtles, reef sharks and barracuda amongst a myriad of other intriguing reef species.

See brightly coloured corals and abundant marine life at Fairey Reef

Fairey Reef

Fairey Reef, Great Barrier Reef, Whitsundays section, Whitsundays, Queensland, 4802
Website: www.tourismwhitsundays.com.au/destinations/great-barrier-reef

Situated on the Great Barrier Reef, Fairey Reef has a number of excellent dive sites popular with local dive operators. Sites such as Henry's Bommie, Little Fairey Inlet, The Shoals and Tina's Arm are all at Fairey Reef. Henry's Bommie: On the north-western flank of the reef, Henry's Bommie is considered a premier attraction reaching from a depth of 12 metres to near the surface. A narrow gap opens into a cave which is worth exploring but beware the small opening. Inside you may find a huge clam and a resident turtle that is often spotted at night. Circumnavigation of the bommie is the best way to see it all and there is good coral cover and clouds of small tropical fish. Visibility: 10 - 20 metres Diving depth: 5 - 15 metres. Little Fairey Inlet: On the central western side of the reef, this is a classic dive starting at a wall along the entrance to the inlet at a depth of 16 metres. There are plenty of nooks and crannies to explore and fish life is abundant with brightly coloured angelfish, cod, trout and sweetlip often seen. Visibility: 10 - 20 metres Diving depth: 10 - 18 metres.

Snorkelling at Maureens Cove Hook Island. Photo courtesy of Adventure Photography Whitsunday.

Maureens Cove, Hook Island

Northern side of Hook Island, Hook Island, Queensland, 4741
Email: support@tourismwhitsundays.com.au
9143960 Phone Number: 61 07 4948 5900

Situated on the northern side of Hook Island, Maureen's Cove is a popular anchorage with sailors and divers alike. There are two dive sites at Maureen's Cove. At the back of the cove, on the western side of the beach is a series of bommies starting at 12 - 15 metres and rising to within three metres of the surface, parallel to the shoreline. Gullies and shallow caves make for an interesting dive, as does the abundance of medium-sized fish life. Along the Eastern edge is another good dive site known locally as 'Boulders'. Plate corals and other acropora dominate the shallow ledge which drops off as a small wall to 10 - 12 metres. This is also the best spot for snorkelling. The best corals, including large gorgonian fans, are near the point but beware of strong currents. Visibility: 3 - 15 metres. Diving depth: 3 - 15 metres. Bottom: large coral bommies and sandy bottom at back of cove. Good shallow coral cover with coral rubble and silty sand on the eastern side of the cove. Camping is permitted on the beach at Maureen's Cove, National Park camping permits are required.

Cannonvale Beach at high tide

Cannonvale Beach

Beach Road, Cannonvale, Queensland, 4802
Email: info@wmdl.com.au
Website: www.tourismwhitsundays.com.au
9191744 Phone Number: 61 07 4945 3967

Situated just three kilometres to the west of Airlie Beach, on a north facing stretch of sand, is Cannonvale Beach. With a stinger net for safe swimming in the summer months, a children's playground, and a delightful cafe on the foreshore, Cannonvale Beach is a favourite spot for families to play. The Botanic Gardens are taking shape along the foreshore and are set to grow and develop over the coming years. The wreck of the Whitsunday Magic is a photographers favourite, making for some spectacular sunset photos.

Whitsunday Islands from Mt Hayward

Whitsunday Great!Walk

Conway State Forest, Airlie Beach, Queensland, 4802
Email: qpws@nprsr.qld.gov.au
Website: www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/great-walks-whitsunday/index.html

On the rugged Conway Range behind Airlie Beach lies Conway State Forest, home to the Whitsunday Great!Walk. This beautiful forest contains lowland tropical rainforest remnants and picturesque rocky creeks. Volcanic activity millions of years ago created this rugged landscape and the offshore islands. Walking through this wildlife haven is a unique experience as the seasons come and go with different sights, smells and sounds. You may see the blue flash of a Ulysses butterfly after rain, smell lemon myrtle flowers in summer, or hear the distinctive call of the wompoo fruit-dove when the trees around you are fruiting. You will pass majestic tulip oaks on the first day, walk through lush palm valleys and moss gardens on the second, and finish on the third with views of the Whitsunday Islands through open woodland. As of November 2012, the Whitsunday Great Walk is now open to mountain bikes with sections of the 36 kilometre dual-use trail graded 2, 3 and 4 for mountain bikes.

Lindeman Islands National Park

Lindeman Islands National Park

Lindeman Island, Lindeman Island, Queensland, 4741
Email: qpws@nprsr.qld.gov.au
Website: www.nprsr.qld.gov.au/parks/lindeman-islands/index.html
9098014 Phone Number: 61 13 0013 0372

Lindeman Islands National Park is part of the world famous Whitsunday islands and Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Aboriginal people referred to the main island, Lindeman, as Yara-kimba, the place of snapper-bream fish. The fourteen islands of the park feature a variety of vegetation types including rainforest in sheltered pockets, open forest in drier areas, grasslands and wetlands. Well-maintained tracks traverse Lindeman and Seaforth islands. While water is usually clearer on the northern end of outer islands, snorkelling over reef flats at high tide can still be rewarding. From May to September look for humpback whales. View sunsets over Neck Bay and admire spectacular vistas from Lindeman's Mount Oldfield. Birdwatchers will delight in more than 90 bird species that inhabit or visit the islands. Camping is permitted on three islands. Camping fees apply and bookings are essential. Book in advance for school holidays. Take water and a fuel stove. Check restrictions on activities such as spearfishing, collecting and fishing.

Butterfly Bay, Hook Island, Whitsundays

Butterfly Bay - Hook Island

East of Alcyonaria Point, Hook Island, Queensland, 4741
Email: info@tourismwhitsundays.com.au
9143959 Phone Number: 61 07 4945 3711

A popular bareboat anchorage, Butterfly Bay is situated on the northern side of Hook Island. There are limited public moorings and snorkelling can be enjoyed along the bay edge or just off the beach. Offering coral outcrops with shallow walls, the bay is populated by many small, colourful reef fish species. The best of the bommies is found in the centre of the bay, although it may be difficult to locate at high tide. Be wary of tidal currents when moving towards the centre of the bay, away from the edges. Visibility: 2 - 10 metres. Diving depth: 5 - 12 metres. Bottom: coral cover with large patches of coral rubble and silty sand.