If Australia is on your itinerary, then why not do a quick turn and drop by Whitsunday Islands? It offers up the promise of relaxation and if you’re with your partner it can easily turn into a romantic getaway. Whitsunday Islands is located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef and for those of you who have not heard of the Great Barrier Reef, it is largest coral reef in the world, regarded as one amongst the Seven Wonders of the World and home to approximately 1500 species of fish and 400 species of coral. The list can go on however it goes without saying that if you’re in Australia the Great Barrier Reef should definitely be on your itinerary.
So if you’ve decided that you’re going to see the Great Barrier Reef then the ideal way to go about it is taking a holiday trip in one of the seventy-four tropical islands to choose from. Sounds like a lot? The tourist destination in mind here is Whitsunday Islands but the islands all offer more or less the same activities and attractions so read on if you plan to give these islands a visit.
Taking a holiday trip in Whitsunday Islands can be like a breath of fresh air. The island boasts some magnificent landscapes, the horizon is dotted with islands and a totally different experience in life can be found here. If you’re brave enough to go skydiving, the bird’s eye view will take your breath away not to mention the thrill alone people get from skydiving. However if free falling makes your stomach churn, then there is always the option of taking a helicopter ride. The experience is definitely worth it, after all people say, “a picture is worth a thousand words” and this one is definitely not one you’ll get every day.
If water adventures are more your thing then you can easily opt for a wild day of water-skiing, charting a yacht if you have the experience or as many people do, opt to go scuba diving and for the more experienced; deep sea diving. While scuba diving may not sound as fun as water-skiing, this is truly the experience of a life-time because you won’t find a Great Barrier Reef number two anywhere else in the world. Ideally just fit both onto your schedule. For those who are a taking the whole family, the Great Barrier Reef can also be enjoyed by the elderly and there are many cruise ships that can let you relax, take in the views and the underwater experience from the comfort of your chair.
Finally of course, what would be a holiday if you didn’t visit the local rainforest and all its inhabitants? The Airlie Creek is an 850m (approximately half a mile) walking track, a bit of a climb but completely free. You meander through the rainforest, dip your feet into the rock pools along the way, snap family photos next to the majestic figs and if you’re lucky, the quick photo of the local birds and wildlife.
It doesn’t get any better than this when it comes to Whitsunday Islands. The local inhabitants usually won’t be seen but if they are, you can be sure their quite friendly. So if you’re in Australia, take a moment to put Whitsunday Islands on your itinerary and you won’t want to leave when it’s over.