Islands -- Barrier Reef Diving
The 74 Whitsunday Islands lie off the coast
of Queensland and form the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. The islands are perfect
sailing and cruising grounds with coral and marine life abounding.
From world class Island Resorts to the cosmopolitan resort
village of Airlie Beach on the coast, the Whitsundays has
something for everyone.
Fantasea cruises was formed in 1987 to meet the ever increasing demand for quality day
cruises and a mainland/island ferry service in the Whitsunday region.
To The Whitsundays:
The Whitsundays incorporates the mainland towns of Airlie Beach, Cannonvale, Shute Harbour
Sail aboard this widely recognised and highly accomplished racing yacht and discover the
beauty of the Whitsunday Island's coral reefs and magnificent Whitehaven Beach.
Reef Dive's comfortable air-conditioned vessels cruise to remote, pristine reef locations
such as Elizabeth, Black, Fairy, Net, Knuckle, Oublier Reefs and beyond.
Dive sites in the Whitsundays are affected to a large degree by tidal movement. The tide
flows fastest halfway between high and low water, slowing almost to a stop at the top and
bottom of the tide. Visibility at high tide can be 100ft but at low tide on the same day
can drop to 20ft.
Relax in your own private luxury motor cruiser, snorkel and scuba dive at the second
largest dive destination in Australia, or be pampered in a Whitsundays luxury resort.
This stunning aquatic playground, 150km north of Mackay and 300km
south of Townsville, enjoys a tropical climate year round and
offers easy access to the wonders of the Great Barrier Reef.
Internet Whitsundays' directory of accommodation, activities and travel agents servicing
The Whitsunday Islands.
Whether sailing, diving, exploring coral, or sharing in one or a number of the many
relaxing or adventurous forms of recreation, this guide aims to help you find the ideal
Great Barrier Reef holiday.
Let Whitsunday Private Yacht Charters cater to your every whim whether it be a bareboating
or sail guide assisted charter, arranging hire of watersports equipment or pre charter
accommodation to complete your holiday package.
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Coral Sea Resort offers a unique 280° absolute ocean front 4½ star boutique style
resort. Set on Paradise Point, just a 3 minute seaside walk to the cosmopolitan village of
Cumberland is located at the Abel Point Marina, the only mainland marina in The
Whitsundays, and offer a large enough fleet to satisfy most requirements.
Luxurious holiday resort in Airlie Beach, ideally situated in the heart of the tourist
strip. Each luxury villa apartment has unsurpassed 180 degree view north over turquoise
waters of the Whitsunday passage to Hayman Island and beyond.
Bed and breakfast accommodation in Airlie Beach. Two stylishly decorated studio apartments
open onto a terrace abutting the garden and swimming pool, with magical views of Able
Point Marina, Pioneer Bay and islands.
Nestled on a hillside overlooking Airlie Beach, the resort offers panoramic views of the
Whitsunday waters and to the picturesque islands beyond.
Airlie Beach is the mainland base for exploring the Whitsunday Islands. Accommodation
ranges from backpacker to five star and all in between.
As the largest inhabited island in the Whitsundays, Hamilton Island is the only island
with an airport catering for direct commercial and charter flights.
Hamilton Island Resort:
Hamilton Island Resort offers five distinct styles of accommodation to suit every
traveller's budget and sense of style: The Beach Club; The Reef View Hotel; Whitsunday
Apartments; bungalows and terraces; or island apartments and villas.
A romantic place to hold your wedding ceremony or re-affirmation of your wedding vows.
Hayman Island Resort:
In 2001 a new Hayman was unveiled - the culmination of a two-year $AUD18 million
development program which included the introduction of new levels of accommodation,
designed to reflect a more relaxed resort style.
South Molle Island Resort:
South Molle Island Resort is serviced by both Hamilton Island Airport and Proserpine
Airport. From Hamilton Island Airport it is only a 30 minute launch trip across the
Whitsunday Passage. From Proserpine Airport, you will board a coach to Shute Harbour from
where your launch will depart for the 25 minute crossing to South Molle.