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Lindeman Island, Whitsundays. Photo: Tourism and Events Queensland

Whitsunday National Park Islands

Fulfil your island holiday fantasy

You’ve waited long enough—it’s time for a dream holiday! Make your choice from unique island resorts surrounded by national parks, ranging from comfortable budget to award-winning 6-star luxury; or set up camp at your own secluded beach to enjoy the amphitheatre of lush island flora and million dollar views. Feel more relaxed and restored each day as you enjoy barefoot luxury on pristine sandy beaches, and refreshing dips in the clear blue waters of the Whitsunday National Park Islands. No matter where you stay, your only ‘to do’ is to relax.

Location and getting there

10–40km SE of Airlie Beach. Access is from Airlie Beach or Shute Harbour by private boat, hire boat, commercial tour or transfer.

Visitor facilities and opportunities

Each park has different visitor facilities and opportunities. Refer to the NPRSR website for further information.


Make like Robinson Crusoe

Camp sites are available on many Whitsunday islands but campers must be self-sufficient. Camp at sheltered sites on Whitsunday Island, including Dugong Beach, popular Whitehaven Beach and Peter Bay. Small camping areas on Hook Island, including Maureen’s Cove, Crayfish, Steens and Curlew beaches, all offer great snorkelling straight from the shore. Northern Spit on Henning Island is popular with kayakers to break their journey. The Molle Islands are another favourite camping ‘hot spot’, or, if you want an island all to yourself, visit Planton or Denman islands, which cater for only one group at a time. There’s no risk of being crowded—camping permits are limited to a maximum number at any one time, so you will have all the peace and serenity you need.