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“Anaconda III was the most memorable vacation EVER”
Review of Whitsunday Islands

Whitsunday Islands
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USD 506.17*
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Cairns to Sydney Hop-on Hop-off Travel Pass
Ranked #469 of 2,110 things to do in Queensland
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When I look back at all the great vacations I've had: Hawaii, Bali, Machu Picchu, Paris, London; it's very difficult to compare to the week I had in Airlie Beach, QLD, Australia. I chose the Anaconda III for the opportunity to be on a boat for more than just a couple days, but also for the stops it made and the scuba diving certification I could receive. I enjoyed it so much, I made a video! You can see what kind of fun is to be had... and this was only the censored fun! ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=__3VxAdzbtQ&feature=share&list=UUyZJlcM8v3LOGpRiC-MU9TA

1  Thank Ryan S
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Reviewed 20 November 2012

I have been around the world a fair bit and just love the whitsundays!! It is safe, small but not too small, friendly and whe you are out on the water you can actually go to bays and inlets and have the whole place to yourself. We actually get a bit annoyed when people pull up near us!!
Great value for money and any boat trip is a trip of a lifetime. Highly recommend it to all walks of life!!

7  Thank Whitsundaylover
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Reviewed 25 September 2012

We had a boating holiday i the Whitsunday's via Hamilton Island, weather was good for winter, water to cold to swim in. In summer to many stingers so thats not the time to go either! Famous Whitehaven Beach whilst it looks great, go there when the tide is out and you will see a million stingrays. Hamilton Island is an extreme rip off also. Not sounding patriotic but I would rather go to Thailand or Vanuatu and not be ripped off.

15  Thank Gaile1958
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Reviewed 3 August 2012

The Whitsunday Islands are one of the most beautiful set of islands in the world, if you love to sail, snorkel, or just plan be out on the water, this is the place for you. You can spend your days sailing around the islands, each islands having its own unique attractions. Whitehaven Beach the one not to be missed, it's a 7 km stretch along the "Whitsunday Island". The island is accessible by boat from the mainland tourist ports. Dogs are not permitted on the beach and cigarette smoking/or fires are prohibited. Whitehaven Beach is known for its white sands. The sand consists of 98% pure silica which gives it a bright white color. Unlike regular sand, the sand on Whitehaven Beach does not retain heat making it comfortable to walk barefoot on a hot day. This sand is also very fine, and so nice to walk on... The Islands and Whitehaven Beach are truly magical.

1  Thank Whitesands13
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

A Whitsunday holiday is brilliant for relaxed cruising, dining, ocean & poolside fun --but look ahead to what your package includes or bring plenty of extra dosh for excursions like diving or snorkeling. Most restaurants are lovely with good range of fare although no exceptional cuisine. Plan to visit several islands as each is different, offering everything from pristine, undeveloped beaches to the more commercial (Hamilton Island) venture with activities and night-life.
For overseas travellers, a must-see side trip of 2 days+ to appreciate the ocean's true-blue.

1  Thank Karen R
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