About: The Whitsunday Islands, located approximately 900 kilometres (560 miles) north of Brisbane, are a group of continental islands, totaling 74 in number, of different sizes off the central coast of Queensland, Australia. The islands also include the Great Barrier Reef which is a long stretch of coral teeming with marine life.
Region: The islands which is mostly uninhabited is known for dense rainforest, hiking trails and white sand beaches. A small of town of Airlie Beach is the region’s prime hub. This region is known for eco-style, family-friendly, activity-based, food / wine oriented luxury based tourism.
Tourism: Its spectacular landscape and endless horizon dotted with islands captivate with the emphatic beauty in it. The clear protected waters of the Whitsunday Islands are one of the best sailing places in Australia. The islands receives hundreds of thousands visitors every year making it one of the hottest tourist destinations of Queensland. The Ngaro Sea Trail Great Walk is another interesting tourism activity which is a mix of short walks and seaways, crossing South Molle, Hook and Whitsunday islands. The tracks across the islands are connected by seaways suited to kayaking, sailing or powerboating. Camping is available at different places on the three islands. Several islands have resorts which offer a wide variety of staying facilities and activities.
Few of the total of 74 islands and islets among all the groups in the Whitsundays Islands are as follows:
The most prominent islands in the main Whitsunday group – Dent, Hayman, Hamilton, Hook and Whitsunday.
The most prominent island in the Lindeman group is Lindeman Island.
The most prominent islands in the Molle group are Daydream Island (erstwhile West Molle Island), South Molle Island and Long Island and.
The few prominent islands in the Northern group are Armit, Saddleback and Gloucester.
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