Cruising the Whitsundays

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Discover more about what you can expect when exploring the Whitsunday Islands and learn more about what you can do to help protect the Great Barrier Reef during your visit.


Introduction to the Heart of the Reef – Master Reef Guide

From the local marine life to the coral reef, plus the wonders of our incredible region – Learn from passionate and dedicated local Master Reef Guides on what to expect whilst cruising the Whitsundays..

Discover the Whitsunday Islands – Queensland Parks and Wildlife

Learn from Queensland Parks & Wildlife all about what is new for you to explore around the Whitsunday Islands, what to expect this cruising season and how to be mindful of the Whitsundays environment during your time in the region.

A Local’s Guide to Cruising the Islands – Sharon Smallwood

Best anchorages, hidden gems, and top snorkelling destinations – Find out the best cruising locations in the Whitsundays from a local boatie and learn tips and tricks to make your cruising season the best yet! 

Welcome to a Whale Heritage Area

Learn more about our application to become a Whale Heritage Area and discover more about these incredible creates just before their migration arrival 

Discover the Eye on the Reef – Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and Master Reef Guide

The free Eye on the Reef app is a monitoring and assessment program that enables anyone who visits the Great Barrier Reef to contribute to its long-term protection! Record reef health, animal sightings or incidents, and join the citizen science movement. Let the Great Barrier Marine Park Authority walk you through the steps on how to make the most of this incredible information hub – all available at the touch of your fingers.


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