When you think of the Whitsundays, images of sipping cocktails and sitting poolside in complete honeymoon bliss instantly come to mind – but there are so many more exciting adventures for the daredevil to the explorer at heart to experience that we had to showcase the top adventures in the Whitsundays so you could see for yourself!
Snorkelling & Scuba Diving – being a part of the seven wonders of the world, the Great Barrier Reef is on every adventurer’s dive list! What a way to view the mystery and beauty that lies beneath the water! You have the option of joining a sailing trip or attending one of the dive schools in Airlie Beach to take you on a leisurely snorkel or transport you to one of the many dive sites located in the area. To find out more contact Tourism Whitsundays – they can point you in the right direction!
Skydiving Airlie Beach – what better way to take in the Whitsundays than from a bird’s eye view! For the ultimate thrill seeker, experience a free fall at over 200 kilometres/hour for up to 60 seconds. The canopy will then inflate and you will glide across the blue skies taking in all tropical beauty that is Whitsundays for up to seven minutes before your feet hit the sandy white beach. Whether you are a first timer or with a group, tandem skydiving is a great way to experience flying like a bird with your beloved or your best friends pre or post wedding celebration! Check out Skydive Airlie Beach.
Jetski Tours – with one of three tours departing from Abell Point Marina, Airlie Beach, zoom out on the open waters up to a speed of 30 knots and chase the waves in this world heritage marine park. Grab your husband and head out to explore either Pioneer Bay, South Molle Island or Daydream Island for an adventure filled experience! Look out for the array of animals such as sea turtles, dugongs and sea birds – what a treat! Check out Jetski Tours.
Sailing – hit the high seas and charter a boat filled with delicious food hampers, iced champagne and fresh seafood as you sail off into the blue horizon till the sun sets on a magical day. Lady Enid will take you on a tour of the stunning Whitsundays from Tongue Bay and Hill Inlet with views of the swirling white sand amongst the turquoise waters before heading onto Betty’s Beach at Whitehaven. Here’s a fun fact – did you know the sand at Whitehaven is 98% pure silica which is perfect for polishing your jewellery back to life as well as exfoliating your skin! Every girl’s dream destination!
Helicopters – what could be more romantic than to fly over the famous Heart Reef in an iconic local red helicopter. Located approximately 85 kilometres from Airlie Beach within the Great Barrier Reef, this beautiful naturally formed creation is a sight to see surrounded by shades of blue and turquoise waters. When flying overhead, you have the best views to spot an abundance of sea life such as stingrays, dolphins, turtles, whales and sharks. Complete your flight over the heart reef with a stop off at Whitehaven Beach for a private picnic and watch the world go by in paradise! Check out Fly Heart Reef.
Ms Liberty travelled to the Whitsundays courtesy of Tourism Whitsundays.
Images via Tourism Whitsundays.