The Whitsundays are a tropical paradise and one of Australia’s finest gems. On your visit to these beautiful islands, you may feel overwhelmed as to what to see. With 74 stunning islands to check out, there is an endless variety of destinations and experiences to be had in the Whitsundays. To help you make the most of your experience, we’ve created this quick guide of what we believe to be the top 5 places to be seen in the Whitsundays. So get onboard your chartered yacht, and set off at a leisurely pace to explore these 5 amazing spots and more.
Turtle Bay, Whitsunday Island
Turtle Bay is located on Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays chain. Turtle Bay is a highly recommended spot for those visiting the area. Not only will you see a large variety of tropical fish, but, as the name suggests, you are likely to see many sea turtles in the water. Turtle Bay is a lovely place to travel in your Whitsunday yacht charter, and offers some lovely views of Whitsunday island. This is also a great spot to get in the water and enjoy a bit of snorkelling.
Cateran Bay, Border Island
If you’re looking for something more private and romantic, Cateran Bay is a gorgeous spot to visit in the Whitsundays, and is a bit off the beaten path.
Located on Border Island, Carteran Bay is a lush, green piece of the Whitsundays. Here is an excellent place to anchor your chartered yacht and head onshore to explore the bush. From the top of Mosstrooper Peak, you can see a breathtaking panoramic view, perfect for grabbing those spectacular Whitsundays photos.
Hamilton Island is definitely one of the Whitsundays’ top spots. On Hamilton, you can enjoy dining, shopping, golfing, and a whole host of activities fun for the whole family. A stopover at Hamilton Island is great when travelling with the whole family, as this area offers something for everyone and provides many different opportunities. With its own marina, you can easily dock your Whitsunday yacht charter overnight for a reasonable fee, and spend some time discovering the Whitsundays’ most populated island.
Nara Inlet, Hook Island
Nara Inlet is a stunning, peaceful 3km long inlet in the Whitsundays, and an ideal anchorage for your chartered yacht. This inlet, located on Hook Island, is truly picturesque, with sheer, fjord-like cliffs bordering the water. Head onshore for a quick walk to a glistening waterfall and discover the many caves dotting the island. One of these caves contains ancient Aboriginal Ngaro cave paintings, which you won’t want to miss!
Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Island
As nearly every local resident, travel source, or previous visitor will tell you, if there’s one place not to miss in the Whitsundays, it’s Whitehaven Beach. Located on Whitsunday Island, Whitehaven Beach is known worldwide as one of the most stunning beaches on the planet. With white sands, turquoise waters, and amazing views, Whitehaven Beach is a true tropical paradise. No visit to the Whitsundays will be complete without a stop to enjoy lovely Whitehaven. It’s great to spend a day or two here, swimming, snorkelling, and simply strolling along the beach.
With these 5 unforgettable spots on your list, you’re bound to have the trip of a lifetime exploring the Whitsundays. And the best way to discover and experience these 74 beautiful islands is in the luxury of your own yacht charter.