Whitehaven beach: the eco-friendly beach
The Great Barrier Reef
As well as being Nemo’s home, as we all know from the popular Pixar film, the Great Barrier Reef is a true gift from nature that begs to be explored. It’s 2,300 kilometres of coral reef are inhabited by hundreds of different species: it’s a complete marine zoo.
Of the 74 islands that make up the Whitsunday Islands, Airlie Beach is considered as the gateway. This is a small coastal village from where you can go on excursions to the other islands, including Whitehaven Beach, as this beach is only accessible by boat. Numerous companies offer day trips by ferry or luxury yacht. Most boats set sail from Abel Point, the largest marina in northern Queensland. You can also choose a boat without a crew so that you can navigate the islands yourself or plough through the waves in motor launches or catamarans.