With 74 white sandy islands, stunning beaches, hidden coves and inlets and an abundance of wildlife, sailing the Whitsundays is an unmissable part of any Australian East Coast trip. Kick back on an island resort, snorkel coral reefs and explore Whitehaven Beach as you spend your days in the water and your nights under the stars. 

Home to the pristine Whitehaven Beach, which more than lives up to its name, incredible snorkel and dive spots as well as 6 species of turtle, there are adventures to float everyone’s boat! Take a day tour or set sail for a few days and make the most of this beautiful paradise.

With daily departures from Airlie Beach and tours to suit everyone's budget, it's time to make your island dream a reality with Backpackers World Travel. 

1 day Southern Lights Whitsundays Tour - Ocean Rafting

From $159

1 Day Whitehaven beach Camira Sailing Adventure - Awesome Whitsundays

From $169

Whitsunday One Day Sailing Tour - Tall Ship Adventures Derwent Hunter

From $175

1 Day Whitsunday Islands - Thundercat

From $179

1 Day Express Great Barrier Reef Tour - Awesome Whitsundays

From $220