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Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia
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Catamaran Sightseeing Around Whitsunday Islands Mandalay  Australia

Catamaran Sightseeing Around Whitsunday Islands

Whitsunday Islands, an archipelago located along the coast of central Queensland, is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Australia. There cannot be a better way of exploring the Whitsunday Islands than on a Catamaran. These gorgeously beautiful group of continental islands was christened by Captain Cook. He called the islands Whitsunday as he believed that he passed through them during the Whit Sunday (the Sunday that comes after seven weeks of the Easter Sunday).

Whitsundays consist of 74 tropical islands and is located inside one of our planet’s natural wonders, the Great Barrier Reef. We booked a Catamaran prior to the trip and were off exploring. We sailed a lot and it would take me at least 10 pages to sum everything up, so I’ll just describe a few that were the most mesmerising for me.

Great Barrier Reef

As the Catamaran moved across the clear waters of the Coral Sea, we saw the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s biggest coral reef system. For these Australian islands, the Great Barrier Reef plays the role of a calming coral embrace. It protects the region’s waters from the massive ocean swells, which in turn makes the conditions ideal for snorkelling, cruising, sailing, scuba diving, etc. The reef is home to an astonishing variety of aquatic life. These include over 1,400 kinds of coral and 1,625 fish species. Additionally, there’s a wide array of giant clams, whales, turtles, dugongs, rays, sharks, dolphins, and sea snakes.

Whitehaven Beach

This is a magnificent beach! The terrain is made of white silica and an exotic piece of turquoise sea. The most prominent attraction of this beach is the Hill Inlet, which is a gorgeous cove located at the beach’s north end.

Hamilton Island

It’s probably the most eventful part of the Whitsunday Islands. We went shopping, eating at restaurants on the marina, and watching rainbow lorikeets, wild cuckoos, and other fascinating bird species.

Hayman Island

Hayman Island is a home of the rocky coves, rainforests, mangroves, and beaches laden with palm trees. The island is a true haven for fans of golfing, swimming, kayaking, sailing, and hiking.

Airlie Beach

This is place was busy 24/7. The place is the favourite of globetrotting backpackers across the globe and it seems that the crowd never leaves. One of the most astounding tourist diversions of the beach is the sparkling lagoon-like pool along the Esplanade. Beach is also a great place for collecting gifts, souvenirs, fresh produces, and crafts.
That was our sailing vacation, well, just a small part. It was an unforgettable trip and everybody should take at least once.