The Whitsundays, a collection of 74 islands, is a paradise that beckons travellers from all over the world. And while each island has its own unique charm, Hamilton Island stands out as the crown jewel. Whether you're a thrill-seeker, a nature lover, or someone who just wants to relax and soak in the beauty, there's something for everyone. 

If you need some inspiration for your next holiday at WAHI, read on to find out our ultimate Whitsundays bucket list.


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1. A Slice of White-Haven

Whitehaven is a world-renowned beach known for its dazzling white silica sands. Luckily, it’s also just a short boat ride away from WAHI. Book a tour, hike up to the Hill Inlet Lookout and immerse yourself in the pristine waters. And don't forget to capture the beauty with your camera!


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2. Dive into Watersports

The island is surrounded by the serene turquoise waters of the Coral Sea, making it a haven for water enthusiasts. Head down to Catseye Beach, where you can hire paddleboards, kayaks and snorkelling gear, or even try your hand at sailing a mini catamaran! For the adrenaline junkies, jet ski and water ski tours are also available near the marina.


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3. Poolside Cocktails

Nothing screams vacation like sipping a cocktail by the pool. The island's Main Pool offers you the chance to enjoy a drink from the swim-up bar, lounge in comfort and bask in the tropical ambiance.


4. Explore the Great Barrier Reef

A trip to the Whitsundays wouldn’t be complete without witnessing the iconic splendour of the Great Barrier Reef. Dive into the world's largest coral reef system and snorkel among the vibrant marine life. It’s sure to be an experience you’ll remember for a lifetime.


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5. Golf with a View

Have you ever played golf on a course that’s an island? Accessible by ferry, golfing on Dent Island isn't just about the game; it's about the breathtaking views of the Whitsundays. After you've gone for a hit, head to the clubhouse for lunch, where you’ll find delicious food and panoramic vistas.


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6. See the Whitsundays From Above

Elevate your Whitsundays experience with a scenic flight. Soar over iconic spots like Whitehaven Beach and Heart Reef, whether by seaplane or helicopter. As the islands unfold beneath you, the pilot will share fascinating insights about the Whitsundays, making the already jaw-dropping experience even more memorable.


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7. Sip and Savour on a Sunset Sail

Imagine this: the sun's setting, casting a golden glow over the Whitsundays, you're aboard a sailboat, drink in hand, nibbling on some treats and soaking in the views. A sunset sail over the Whitsundays is the perfect way to wrap up any day spent on the island and a must for your Whitsundays bucket list!


8. Sunset at One Tree Hill

For a mesmerising sunset, head to the island’s signature viewpoint, One Tree Hill. As the day winds down, the spot transforms into a vibrant gathering place. Locals and tourists alike come with a drink in hand, courtesy of the hilltop bar, to toast to the day's adventures.


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9. Snorkel at Catseye Beach

One of the many joys of staying at WAHI is having the beautiful Catseye Beach right at your doorstep. And what better way to explore its beauty than by snorkelling? Slip on your mask, snorkel, and fins and wade into the clear waters. Within moments, you'll find yourself surrounded by vibrant coral formations and a myriad of marine life. If you’re lucky, you might even spot a sea turtle!


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10. Hike up to the top of the island

Passage Peak stands as the island’s pinnacle viewpoint. The trail, lined with lush greenery, leads to a summit that offers unparalleled 360-degree vistas of the Whitsundays. Whether you're catching the soft hues of sunrise, the midday shimmer of the ocean or the golden glow of sunset, the view from the top is worth every drop of sweat!


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Wrap Up Your Adventure at WAHI

After ticking off items from your bucket list, there's no better place to relax and reminisce about your adventures than at Whitsunday Apartments. Overlooking the stunning Catseye Beach, WAHI offers self-contained apartments that blend comfort with luxury. And if you couldn't tick off everything on your list, don't worry! It just means you'll have to come back for another unforgettable visit.

Book your stay at WAHI and embark on a journey that promises memories for a lifetime. Your Whitsundays bucket list awaits!

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