Yes they are close. The Whitsunday Islands are part of the Great Barrier Reef. You can take daytrips to go scuba diving or stay at one of the Isaland resorts and go from there. You can also do a bare boat charter if you want to.
I go to Whitehaven Beach at least once a year. The sand is as fine as table salt and the water is crystal clear. It is a magical place.
Thanks you guys! I'm pretty certain we will visit the Islands, I had to giggle to myself because where I live in the UK is close to a spot called Whitehaven. However it's probably the polar oppsite and carries quite a rough reputation.
So for a couple who's never visited this glorious little area before how long would you recommend staying? Should we stay on the islands or just take day trips and stay on the mainland? Apart from LOTS of relaxation and perhaps a spot of scuba is there anything you would recommend for us to do while we are there to really make the most of the islands?
Also I know I'm asking a lot of questions but how much of our 'travel budget' (which has yet to be determined) would say to put aside for this section of our trip? I plan on visiting near the end of our trip and I'd hate to get there are realise we hadn't left enough!
Thank you all so much!
How long to stay? Really depends on what you want to do but I would allow at least 3 days. Personally I could stay for a month but you probably want to see other stuff.
That's fantastic, you're a star!
Yes, you could definitely include Perth in your 4 or 5 weeks but I recommend that you fly, otherwise you are going to lose several days just driving to get there.
Thanks for that advice! I will steer clear of scooters and opt for public transport instead! Thanks for that!!