The Whitsundays

Untouched but accessible, The Whitsundays are quintessentially Queensland. Perfectly placed for some laid-back beach time, a Great Barrier Reef encounter, a sailing adventure or some luxe resort relaxation, these 74 tropical islands are paradise found.

From the first minute until the end everything was stunning. Big thanks to the staff on the pontoon.
The Whitsundays - Journey Beyond
The Whitsundays - Journey Beyond
The Whitsundays - Journey Beyond
The Whitsundays - Journey Beyond

Sometimes all you need is a little inspiration

Say yes more

Dave Cornthwaite ditched the nine-to-five and set off for a life of adventure, inspired by just one three-letter word.

The real-life aquaman

Whitsundays-based marine biologist Johnny Gaskell spends his days diving, researching and advocating for protection of the world’s largest coral reef system – the Great Barrier Reef. We took a deep dive into his passion for the ocean, from coral restoration to his fan boy feelings for whip coral shrimp, and why life is better under the sea.


Meaning ‘deepwater’ in local Wajarri language, the World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef is the largest fringing reef in Australia. Stretching for 300 spectacular kilometres, the Ningaloo Marine Park begins at Western Australia’s Exmouth Gulf and ends at Red Bluff, just north of Carnarvon. What’s special about this particular reef?