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  • Address: Whitsunday Island National Park, Airlie Beach, Queensland, Australia
Often described as one of the best views in all of Australia, Hill Inlet is a must-visit in the Whitsunday Islands area. Its a feature of countless tours throughout the region and sits on the large Whitsunday Island at Whitehaven Beach.

If you travel along Whitehaven Beach to the north, you'll run into Hill Inlet. Try to be there when the tides are retreating, as this is when you'll have the luxury of watching perfect white sands appear in a twist among the clear blue waters. From the air, it almost looks unnatural, like a water-color painting or a colorful piece of sand art.

Most people arrive by boat and take a dingy ashore. To truly appreciate the view, however, you'll want to make your way to the most popular lookout point over Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, a spot called Tongue Point. It's here that the magnitude of the beach and inlet are best experienced.

Practical Info

Most visitors come to Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday cruises or via a powerboat. However, if you're in a self-sufficient boat, you can anchor just off the beach as well. Another great way to see the amazing beach and inlet is via flightseeing or helicopter tour.

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Full-Day Whitehaven Beach BBQ, Hill Inlet Lookout, and Snorkeling Cruise, The Whitsundays & ... 
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Full-Day Whitehaven Beach BBQ, Hill Inlet Lookout, and Snorkeling Cruise

4.5 star rating: Recommended 10 Reviews

Join a Whitehaven Beach day trip with Whitehaven Xpress, a family operated full day trip with snorkeling, swimming, bush-walking and Whitehaven Beach BBQ. ...  Read more

Location: Airlie Beach, Australia
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)

From USD $136.95
Rafting Tour to Whitehaven Beach, The Whitsundays & Hamilton Island, Snorkeling
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Rafting Tour to Whitehaven Beach

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 43 Reviews

Explore the beautiful Whitsunday Islands on a full-day tour through paradise via a sturdy motorized raft. Zip over to secluded spots to snorkel over pristine ...  Read more

Location: Whitsundays, Australia
Duration: 7 hours (approx.)

From USD $117.70
Whitehaven Beach Cruise Including Hill Inlet Walk, The Whitsundays & Hamilton Island, Jet Boats ... 
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Whitehaven Beach Cruise Including Hill Inlet Walk

4.5 star rating: Recommended 32 Reviews

Spend a full day exploring Whitehaven beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the Whitsunday Islands. You’ll enjoy a guided hike to Solway Circuit Lookout ...  Read more

Location: Whitsundays, Australia
Duration: 11 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $169.52
Lady Enid Sailing and Snorkeling Day Trip, Including Whitehaven Beach, The Whitsundays & ... 
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Lady Enid Sailing and Snorkeling Day Trip, Including Whitehaven Beach

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 5 Reviews

A true sailing experience through the Whitsunday Islands on board the rare Australian classic yacht Lady Enid. Become involved as much or as little as you ...  Read more

Location: Airlie Beach, Australia
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $176.92
Reef and Island Scenic Flight from Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach, Sailing Trips
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Reef and Island Scenic Flight from Airlie Beach

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This signature scenic flight includes an amazing view of the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef. Included is the iconic Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach and ...  Read more

Location: Airlie Beach, Australia
Duration: 60 minutes (approx.)

From USD $169.52
2-Night Whitsundays Sailing Adventure: Kiana, Airlie Beach, Air Tours
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2-Night Whitsundays Sailing Adventure: Kiana

Sail and Dive the Outer Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands on our 16.4m ketch and enjoy your first dive for free. Kiana is the only vessel in the ...  Read more

Location: Airlie Beach, Australia
Duration: 3 days (approx.)

From USD $554.45
2-Day Whitsundays Sailing Adventure: Summertime, Airlie Beach, Multi-day Tours
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2-Day Whitsundays Sailing Adventure: Summertime

Sail around the Whitsunday Islands aboard a 70-year-old ketch for a full 2 days/1-night adventure. Sleep in our comfortable air-conditioned vessel and wake to ...  Read more

Location: Airlie Beach, Australia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $292.40
2-Day Whitsundays Sailing Adventure: Waltzing Matilda, Airlie Beach, Multi-day Tours
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2-Day Whitsundays Sailing Adventure: Waltzing Matilda

Sit back and relax aboard the beautiful classic Waltzing Matilda, with a great reputation for comfort and value. If you are looking to escape large crowds ...  Read more

Location: Airlie Beach, Australia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $292.40
2-Day Whitsundays Sailing Adventure: SV Whitehaven, Airlie Beach, Multi-day Tours
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2-Day Whitsundays Sailing Adventure: SV Whitehaven

Affectionately known as the “Beach Boat”, the SV Whitehaven will allow you to fully relax, forget about everyday life and sail away to a slice of paradise. ...  Read more

Location: Airlie Beach, Australia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $292.40
2-Night Whitsunday Islands All-Inclusive Sailing Tour from Airlie Beach, The Whitsundays & ... 
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2-Night Whitsunday Islands All-Inclusive Sailing Tour from Airlie Beach

Experience Tongarra, a custom built catamaran that offers an on-board living and sailing experience that is hard to match, enabling you to see the best of the ...  Read more

Location: Airlie Beach, Australia
Duration: 2 days (approx.)

From USD $361.98

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