Just when the weather started to get cold in Sydney, we headed north to the spectacular Whitsundays as guests of Tourism Queensland and discovered Whitehaven Beach – a picture perfect paradise that’s been voted the number one beach in Australia and the third best in the world.
Located on Whitsunday Island, Whitehaven Beach is hands down one of the most incredible beaches you will ever set foot on. The water is a clear aqua blue and the white silica sand is so soft you can use it to polish your jewellery and exfoliate your skin.
For the best views on the island, head up to the lookout in the national park to see ‘Hill Inlet’ – a beautiful cove that creates swirling patterns with the white sand and turquoise water as the tide shifts.
We cruised in by boat on a half-day cruise with Whitehaven Beach Day Cruises from Airlie Beach. You can also access the beach by yacht or fly in like a rock star by helicopter! Flights go daily from Sydney and Brisbane direct to Hamilton Island with Jetstar and Virgin Australia. For more information on how to get there, visit Tourism Whitsundays.