Visit Whitehaven Beach

Month: March 2022

Spend the whole day experiencing all the wonders of the magnificent Whitehaven Beach area. Indulge in the ultimate experience of Whitehaven Beach; from the northern end exploring the spectacular Hill Inlet, to the southern – swimming, hiking, sunbathing, soaking up the sun. No other day cruise offered allows you so much time to explore the wonders of Whitehaven beach.

Cruise to superb, 7km-long Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island. From the beach’s northern end, a leisurely 1.3km-return guided hike to Hill Inlet lookout follows a path walked by the Whitsundays’ traditional owners, the Ngaro people. Back at Whitehaven’s southern end, swim or relax on the sand, or tackle the stairs to the Whitehaven Beach Lookout and view the length of Whitehaven Beach. A delicious gourmet burger is waiting for you back on the Whitehaven sand.

Reefsleep & Reefsuite Pontoon

Month: March 2022

This two day, one night adventure is the ultimate unplugged experience, offering a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to spend a night sleeping under the stars at the Great Barrier Reef.

Our permanently moored pontoon is located on Hardy Reef, 39 nautical miles from shore on the Great Barrier Reef. One of the most spectacular stretches of the Reef, it’s a destination for day visitors but, for a lucky few, it’s a night but unlike any other.

Just you, millions of stars, and your private stretch of the Great Barrier Reef. Prepare yourself for an intimate and totally unique experience that will stay with you forever.

Watch as the day guests depart from mid-afternoon, and then sit back and relax and enjoy having the pontoon to yourself. As dusk approaches, watch the sunset and see the reef come to life – all while sipping your sundowner. As night falls, from your spot on the deck you will dine under the stars before retiring for the night, letting the sounds of the tranquil Coral Sea lull you to sleep. Your Uniquely Australian accommodation comes in the form of a waterproof single or double swag.

Here, in the outer reef, the sea breezes, blazing star-lit sky and gentle rhythm of the tides hypnotically combine to create the ultimate sleepover…

Whitsunday Great Barrier Reef Adventure (Snorkel)

Month: March 2022

Spend a full day exploring the Great Barrier Reef, the World Heritage-listed wonder off the Queensland coast. The journey here through the lush Whitsunday Islands will have you reaching for your camera – watch for migrating Humpback Whales between July and September – but underwater is really where the magic happens. Incredible numbers of bright tropical fish and more than 1,400 species of coral await.

Beyond the Whitsundays, your destination is Reefworld, our multilevel reef facility permanently moored 39 nautical miles from shore at spectacular Hardy Reef. Snorkel, swim, dive and explore – an undersea encounter with this amazing ecosystem is unforgettable. Or if you’d rather stay dry, experience the reef from our underwater observatory or take a ride in a semi-submarine. After a sumptuous buffet lunch, you’ll have more time to explore before you head back to shore with lifelong memories of this epic Australian icon.

  • Scenic return cruise through the Whitsundays to the outer reef
  • 4 hours at Hardy Reef
  • Snorkelling with all gear provided, including wetsuits and stinger suits
  • Access to underwater observatory
  • Semi-submarine guided tour
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
  • Optional activities (own expense): guided snorkelling safaris and scuba diving

Visit Daydream Island

Month: March 2022

Discover the laidback vibe of the newly reopened Daydream Island – the perfect place for a relaxing getaway. Spend your time swimming, enjoying the scenic surroundings or meeting some Great Barrier Reef marine life at the spectacular Living Reef.

Start your day with a scenic cruise from Port of Airlie or Hamilton Island to Daydream Island, docking at the island’s exclusive private marina. From here you can choose your own activities: relax by the pool and admire the views, discover over 100 species of marine life in the newly extended Living Reef, and learn more about them from the onsite marine biologists. A delicious two-course lunch awaits at Inkstone Kitchen & Bar. Remember: unless you’ve got your accommodation booked, don’t miss the last boat!

  • Explore Daydream Island at your leisure
  • Relax by the resort pool and enjoy the ocean views
  • See the Living Reef in action with a live fish-feeding show at 10am daily
  • Get up close and learn about topical marine life in the Living Reef Centre
  • Delicious two-course lunch at Inkstone Kitchen & Bar
  • Full or half-day options for those short of time

Visit Hamilton Island

Month: March 2022

Take a day to explore Hamilton Island at your own pace – a terrific way to experience the island’s natural beauty. Hike through the hills, browse the boutiques and galleries along Marina Village main street, or unwind by the pool or beach. Eating, drinking and shopping opportunities abound.

Hamilton Island Freestyle – it’s Hamilton Island, your way. Free activities include swimming at Catseye Beach or the main resort pool; hiking to Passage Peak, One Tree Hill or along the South-East Head Trail; and exploring on the island shuttle buses. Enjoy a pub style lunch at Marina Tavern. Other activities – perhaps a visit to meet the koalas WILD LIFE Hamilton Island, go-karting, jetboating or mini-golf – are also available (own expense).

  • Scenic return cruise through the Whitsundays to Hamilton Island
  • Choice of spectacular island bushwalks
  • Full use of island shuttle bus*, pool areas and Catseye Beach
  • Access to shops, galleries, boutiques and restaurants

Double Island Dive Adventure

Month: March 2022

Let Aqua 5 take you on a dive adventure around the 74 islands of the Whitsundays there’s something for everyone! Explore beautiful fringing coral reef teeming with marine life and colourful corals right next to he Great Barrier Reef marine park.

The Whitsundays has a large range of colourful tropical reef fish and diver favourites such as Maori wrasse, Queensland groupers ,Batfish, parrotfish and a vast range of angel and butterfly fish. All are good indicators of a healthy coral reef system found here.

Also commonly encountered on our dives are hawksbill turtles, olive sea snakes , featherstars , wobbiegong and reef sharks. And a personal favourite of ours is nudibranchs of the 700 species found in Australia a large range are found in the Whitsundays!

In the winter months Manta rays and humpback whales migrate to the Whitsundays and are not uncommon sights

All photos shown on our page are taken on our dives around the Whitsundays.

Here’s a selection of dive sites we love to dive!

Black Island – Island diving at it’s finest ! One of our favourite dive sites, Black Island offers a gentle drift dive along the reef slope close to the island. A very healthy and diverse range of hard and soft corals. Plenty of shallow caves, gullies and ledges to explore. Subject to some currents providing perfect conditions for lots of marine life.

Diving depth: 2-15 metres

Visibility: 2 – 15 metres

Snorkelling: At low tide