Every year, travellers from across the globe journey to the Whitsundays to experience its magnificence for themselves. And with crystal clear water, sparkling reefs and white silica sand beaches, it’s not hard to understand why. 

But for us Aussies, it gets even better because this world-class destination is right in your very own backyard! An absolute breeze to reach from anywhere across Australia, the island is accessible by direct flight or a ferry from the mainland. Plus, there’s no need to worry about packing your passport, decoding another language or remembering to exchange foreign currencies. 

So, if you’re looking for a well-deserved respite from winter, there’s no need to look further than Aussie shores. With sunny blue skies and balmy tropical weather, you’ll get your tropical fix from the moment you arrive at WAHI. 

Still not convinced? After hosting people from across the globe for years, the WAHI team has put together a few of our favourite reasons why you should consider being a tourist in your own country for your next tropical getaway.  


Endless Summer Without the Long-Haul Flight

All travellers have had one of those moments—you’re stuck in an unfamiliar airport, fumbling with local currency, all while trying to find a comfortable spot in the terminal for a nap during an international flight layover.

Luckily, you can put those stressful travel experiences on hold with the year-round convenience and reliability of the Whitsundays. 

Our beautiful sub-tropical climate makes it feel like summer all year long, so you can escape winter without having to jet to the other side of the globe. Yep, you heard right! Even during the island’s cooler months, it’s still warm enough to bask in the sun or head for a dip in the ocean. 


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Something for Everyone

Looking to plan the perfect romantic getaway? A fun-filled holiday with all the kids? Or what about a solo adventure? No matter what kind of holiday you have in mind, the island is sure to tick all of your boxes. 

Whether you want to explore the land or sea, indulge your taste buds with world-class dining or you imagine yourself laying in the sun, doing absolutely nothing—you’re in luck. At WAHI, the best of Whitsunday’s luxury is never far from reach. 

After just a quick chat with our friendly WAHI staff, you can discover which island experience is perfect for you. How does a sunset yacht cruise sound? Or a magnificent day teeing off at the award-winning Dent Island golf course? The world is your oyster in the Whitsundays (and you’ll find some world-class oysters in your travels too!)

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It’s Easy to Explore All Corners of Paradise 

The beauty of staying at WAHI is that we are just a short walk from the heart of the island’s restaurants, shops and activities. In a matter of steps, you can go from your apartment to almost any activity of your choosing.

Prefer to sit back and relax? As a guest of WAHI, you will also be able to enjoy unlimited use of the island’s shuttle service, which operates every ten minutes between 7:30 am and 11 pm. Whether you are looking to soak up a sunset at One Tree Hill, shop til’ you drop at the Marina Village or head down to your dinner reservation at one of the island’s many amazing restaurants, the shuttle bus has you covered! 

Or if you are looking for the ultimate island experience, why not get behind the wheel of your very own golf buggy—the island’s main form of transportation. Hiring a buggy makes it easy to see and explore all corners of the island on your schedule. Plus, as you cruise along and feel the tropical breeze, you will feel like you are truly on holiday! 

For more information on golf buggy hire or to reserve your buggy head here (we recommend booking in advance as buggies tend to book out, especially during peak season).


Luxury Holidaying at WAHI

Extraordinary begins from the moment you wake up at WAHI. Each apartment is designed to make you feel at home in paradise, fully equipped with everything that you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. Plus, with beautiful resort facilities such as our lagoon-style swimming pool and heated spa, you may just never want to leave. 

To secure your accommodation and start planning your trip, contact our friendly reservations team by emailing stay@wahi.com.au or calling +61 7 4969 9905. You can also book with us directly online here. We can’t wait to hear from you and help make your journey to paradise one you won’t forget!