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Whitehaven Beach

Whitsunday Island National Park, 4802, Australia
+61 7 4946 9664
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USD 142.74*
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Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island Cruise
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USD 78.95*
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Whitehaven Beach Half-Day Cruises
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USD 134.77*
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Whitehaven Beach and Dumbbell Island Sailing and Snorkeling Cruise
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Uninhabited Whitsunday Island is home to this beautiful beach, one of the world's most spectacular.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good10%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“white sand” (111 reviews)
“amazing beach” (34 reviews)
Whitsunday Island National Park, 4802, Australia
+61 7 4946 9664
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is the most stunning beach we have ever visited (and we have been to Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean). The pictures do not do it justice. And the all the stories about the Whitsunday's being in disarray following last April's Cyclone are greatly exaggerated....More

Thank Mikepoly
Reviewed 6 days ago

Whitehaven Beach on the Whitsunday Island in Queensland Australia was voted "Best Beach in Australia" and "Best Beach in the South Pacific" in TripAdvisor's 2016 Traveller's Choice Awards. It suffered recently from 11 metre swells during Cyclone Debbie but still an amazing place to visit....More

Thank TheTravelDude99
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No joke, 98% silica sand is unbelievably soft!! Took the half day cruise to Whitehaven beach through Cruise Whitsundays and they were amazing!! Told you lots of cool facts, made sure everyone was safe and taken care of. It was smooth sailing to Hamilton Island...More

Thank Marisa B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

$179 for a boat ride to 2 islands with over cooked meal ( drinks and sides not included) ... if u like expensive boat trips, do this. They just drop u off onto a island with no shelter options ( Whitehaven) and leave u to...More

Thank 007foodcritic
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I'm working in Australia but due to leave soon. I booked a weekend at Airlie beach and did a one day Ocean Rafting tour to Whitehaven. It is the most beautiful place I have ever been to. If you are in Australia and not sure...More

Thank MissAJ1987
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Whitehaven beach as part of an Ocean Rafting Excursion. The beach is beautiful with very fine sand. Great for a stroll and rubbing your skin with the sand.

Thank swissami19
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

a great sailing day on a great catamaran with great prople. "not just a cruise an awesome experience" . This is true. what is missing: a walk on the whitsunday beach.

Thank Yekri
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most beautiful place I've ever been to! White sand everywhere and cleanest water to swim in, just awesome. We did a tour with Tongarra to the Whitehaven Beach and I recomend it absolutely.

Thank saili93
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic trip on a comfortable boat with an informative but not boring commentary. We enjoyed ample time on the beautiful pristine beach to have a swim, walk along the beach and sunbake. Great afternoon tea was served after leaving beach with plenty of fresh muffins,...More

Thank Astrid R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Whitehaven beach, a must do. However if there's a high tide, be wary you will not see the beautiful swirling sands that they are famous for. I went when there was a high tide, and I wanted to get to the north side of the...More

Thank Kari D
Nearby Restaurants
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Hamilton Island Golf Club Restaurant and Bar
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13.97 km away
180 reviews
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Beaver Bar & Cafe
11 reviews
28.55 km away
Nearby Attractions
Hill Inlet
761 reviews
2.89 km away
Whitehaven Beach Picnic Adventure
120 reviews
1.66 km away
Hamilton Island Air
273 reviews
.28 km away
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yuri c
31 May 2017|
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Response from Julie W | Reviewed this property |
Sydney to hamilton island is about a two hour flight time. Whitehaven beach is a 45 min trip by boat. I recommend Cruise Whitsundays full day tour, so you get to see Hill inlet on the northern end of Whitehaven beach. Please... More
25 May 2017|
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Response from Adriana M | Reviewed this property |
We booked a group trip from Thundercat and were very happy with their service.
10 April 2017|
Response from courtneymehmet | Reviewed this property |
Whitehaven and Hamilton should be fine by then. I believe it will only be Hayman island that will remain closed until next year. Have an amazing time, it's a truly beautiful place