Population: Area,  
Height above sea level: Nil,  
Area: 27,600 sq km. 
Latitude: -20.1500
Longitude: 148.5800
Location:   1125 km north of Brisbane
Highway: Access by road to Proserpine along the Bruce Hwy. then Launch or Seaplane. 
Nearest Major Town: Proserpine
Nearest Airport: Hamilton Island
Touring Area: Great Barrier Reef

Whitsunday island - Courtesy of Tourism Queensland

There are some 80 islands in the Whitsunday Group which stretches from north of Mackay to Bowen. The group includes Hamilton Is., Brampton Is. Lindeman Is. South Molle Is. Daydream Is., Hayman Is. Long Is., and Hook Is. Whitsunday Island, 25km east of Shute Harbour is a National Park and is uninhabited as are most of the islands in the group.

Island Features Activities Travel Rooms
Hamilton Is.
Features large resort, shops, jet airport, 200 berth marina, fauna park Windsurfing, fishing, diving, entertainment, tennis, walking, squash, catamaran cruises Direct flights from Sydney, Brisbane, Cairns, Melbourne, Proserpine and Mackay. Local launch from Mackay and Shute Harbour Full resort facilities including a variety of accommodation for up to 750.
Brampton Is. Beautiful white beaches and a National park and snorkelling trail Reef cruises, bushwalking, swimming, snorkelling trail with waterproof map. Light plane or launch from Mackay. Resort accommodation for up to 280 people
Lindeman Is. National Park, Club Med resort, secluded beaches, prolific fauna & flora, golf course, mountain views. Bushwalking, water activities, bird and butterfly watching, tennis, golf. Light plane from Proserpine, Launch from Mackay, Shute Harbour or Hamilton Is. Club Med accommodation for up to 450
South Molle Is. Splendid views of the Whitsunday Passage from mountain trails. Golf course, numerous inlets and beaches. Golf, scuba diving, bushwalking, squash, snorkelling. Launch from Shute Harbour or water taxi from Hamilton Is.. Resort accommodation for up to 520
Daydream Is. Small volcanic island of rock and coral with luxurious resort and shopping Resort activities, gymnasium, tennis, squash, snorkelling, reef cruises Launch or helicopter from Shute Harbour or Hamilton Island. Resort accommodation for up to 1,000
Hayman Is. The most northerly island in the Whitsundays, resort, birdlife, shopping Fishing, scenic flights, resort activities, snorkelling, reef cruises, whale watching (July-Sept.) Direct flights from major cities to Hamilton Is., then launch. Water taxi from Airlie Beach Luxury resort accommodation for up to 450
Long Is. Part of the Conway National Park, walking trails, birdlife Fishing, resort activities, snorkelling, bushwalking. From Hamilton Is. or Shute Harbour by launch or helicopter. Seaplane from Hamilton Island or Proserpine. 3 resorts with accommodation for up to 460. Club Crocodile family resort has 400 beds, Palm Bay Hideaway, 50 and South Long Is. Wilderness 16.
Hook Is. Small island with an underwater observatory Fishing, resort activities, snorkelling, bushwalking, reef cruises From Shute Harbour by launch. Wilderness Lodge with cabin and camping accommodation for up to 70.
Whitsunday Is. National Park, uninhabited, mangrove inlets, white beaches Bush and beachwalking. From Shute Harbour or Able Point Marina by launch. Camping for up to 20 only (permit required) Contact Airlie Beach Department of Environment. Ph: 07 4946 7022.



Whitsunday Visitor Information Centre
Bruce Hwy, Proserpine. QLD 4800
Ph: 07 4945 3711

By car along the Bruce Hwy. between Mackay & Townsville
By car along the Bruce Hwy.
  • Domestic airport on Hamilton Island
  • Launch, Water taxis, Seaplane. see individual islands.

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