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Whitehaven Beach

Whitsunday Island National Park, 4802, Australia
+61 7 4946 9664
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Uninhabited Whitsunday Island is home to this beautiful beach, one of the world's most spectacular.
  • Excellent85%
  • Very good10%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“white sand” (111 reviews)
“amazing beach” (34 reviews)
Whitsunday Island National Park, 4802, Australia
+61 7 4946 9664
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You must visit when in the area. Whitehaven beach gets quite busy with all the tour boats arriving around lunch time so if you get an opportunity to get there earlier in the day, I would. Amazing white sand and blue waters.

Thank Jacki W
Reviewed 2 days ago

What a waste of time! The boat ride there and back was the highlight. We have better beaches in SA! Don't understand what all the fuss is about.

Thank kylemiller2
Reviewed 5 days ago

We took an excursion from Hamilton Island. Sometimes pictures are taken in such a way that they make something look better than it is. I don't think pictures can truly capture how amazing Whitehaven Beach is, and you feel as though you have it almost...More

Thank ds5
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the most stunning beach we have ever visited (and we have been to Hawaii, Mexico and the Caribbean). The pictures do not do it justice. And the all the stories about the Whitsunday's being in disarray following last April's Cyclone are greatly exaggerated....More

Thank Mikepoly
Reviewed 1 week ago

Whitehaven Beach on the Whitsunday Island in Queensland Australia was voted "Best Beach in Australia" and "Best Beach in the South Pacific" in TripAdvisor's 2016 Traveller's Choice Awards. It suffered recently from 11 metre swells during Cyclone Debbie but still an amazing place to visit....More

Thank TheTravelDude99
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No joke, 98% silica sand is unbelievably soft!! Took the half day cruise to Whitehaven beach through Cruise Whitsundays and they were amazing!! Told you lots of cool facts, made sure everyone was safe and taken care of. It was smooth sailing to Hamilton Island...More

Thank Marisa B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

$179 for a boat ride to 2 islands with over cooked meal ( drinks and sides not included) ... if u like expensive boat trips, do this. They just drop u off onto a island with no shelter options ( Whitehaven) and leave u to...More

Thank 007foodcritic
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm working in Australia but due to leave soon. I booked a weekend at Airlie beach and did a one day Ocean Rafting tour to Whitehaven. It is the most beautiful place I have ever been to. If you are in Australia and not sure...More

Thank MissAJ1987
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went to Whitehaven beach as part of an Ocean Rafting Excursion. The beach is beautiful with very fine sand. Great for a stroll and rubbing your skin with the sand.

Thank swissami19
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

a great sailing day on a great catamaran with great prople. "not just a cruise an awesome experience" . This is true. what is missing: a walk on the whitsunday beach.

Thank Yekri
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20 August 2017|
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Response from Marisa B | Reviewed this property |
Most definitely worth it!! I know the waters are super choppy for 15 mins or so in the ladder part of the boat trip but you get there and it's a super special experience. The softest sand ever, cool breeze it's amazing!! I... More
yuri c
31 May 2017|
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Response from Julie W | Reviewed this property |
Sydney to hamilton island is about a two hour flight time. Whitehaven beach is a 45 min trip by boat. I recommend Cruise Whitsundays full day tour, so you get to see Hill inlet on the northern end of Whitehaven beach. Please... More
25 May 2017|
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Response from Adriana M | Reviewed this property |
We booked a group trip from Thundercat and were very happy with their service.