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How to Spend 3 Days in the Whitsundays

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How to Spend 3 Days in the Whitsundays

Looking for luxury, glamor, world-famous beaches, and a little bit of wildlife? The Whitsundays and Hamilton Island can tick all those boxes. Check out this itinerary of cherry-picked attractions.

Day 1: Cruise Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island

Kick off your time in the area with a day cruise to Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island – aboard a large, high-speed and air-conditioned cruising catamaran. Because, let's face it, if you're heading to one of the world's best beaches and the Whitsunday's largest resort, you don't want to go low-rent! Spend some time on cosmopolitan Hamilton Island, the largest island resort in the South Pacific. It's full of pools, boutiques, galleries, bars, restaurants, walking trails, a wildlife gallery and more. In the afternoon, hit the white silica sand of picturesque Whitehaven Beach. Renowned as one of the top ten beaches in the world, its shallows are graced by various species of turtles. Swim in the crystal clear waters, take a leisurely walk along the pristine beach, join in the beach games or just relax and soak up the sunshine.

Day 2: Safari with the crocodiles or take to the high seas

After a lovely day of resort relaxation, it's time to get into the wild on a Whitsunday Crocodile Safari. Travel by open-air tractor-drawn wagon-train through Goorganga wetlands then get your camera ready for croc-spotting on a calm water adventure cruise along the Proserpine River. Prefer Pirates of the Caribbean to Crocodile Dundee? Get on board for a Whitsunday Islands and Whitehaven Beach Sailing Adventure where you can sail through Australia's favorite maritime playground on one of the world's fastest commercial sailing catamarans. Stop to explore the spectacular Whitsunday Islands National Park or snorkel with the marine life at an inner-reef site.

Day 3: Champagne in the sky and all the islands in the sea 

Why not finish up with some 24-carat luxury? As in a champagne picnic tour by helicopter? Oh yeah. Enjoy a bird's-eye view as you're whisked away to Whitehaven Beach. Relax as you sip champagne and enjoy a delicious picnic lunch while palm trees sway in the breeze and waves rustle on the shore. See the day out exploring islands at your leisure by ferry. Grab a Whitsunday Islands Hopper Pass so you can hop on and hop off as many times as you like between Airlie Beach, Daydream Island Resort and Long Island Resort.

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