The Whitsunday's encompass the coast line as well as the many islands that lay off the Coast. Proserpine Airport is just a 20 minute drive from Airlie Beach and Shute Harbour, which are the jumping point for ferry's and barges that head out to the islands
Alternatively, Hamilton Island has it own Airport and also has a marina that services the many ferry's that shuttle visitors to the outer Islands such as Lindeman Island, South Mole Island, Daydream Island and the world famous Hayman Island.
The area boasts a wide variety of accommodation from Backpackers to 5-star resorts and Hotels. For those who are looking to really leave it all behind you can always charter your own sailing vessel and explore the many islands and coral quays at your own pace.
This is definitely a place where time seems to stop, however you will still want to allow many days to take in the beauty and bounty of the Whitsunday's.
To assist with planning your visit to the area check out Whitsunday's Tourism.
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