Parasol Places – The Whitsundays, Australia


With our Summer Sale launching this week, we thought it might be good to take a look at one of the worlds finest sailing locations. Shocking tie in we know, but you have to try don’t you.

The Whitsundays in Australia is one of those locations that you have to see to believe. Bright white beaches, clear blue water, and a never-ending supply of sunshine.

Situated 560 miles north of Brisbane, the 74 islands that make up the Whitsundays cover a total of 109 Square Miles. Given that the population is only around the 1500 mark, it is fair to say that the area is pretty much untouched.

Of all the postcard views, the most famous is the Hill Inlet. Situated at the northern end of Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island (The largest of the 74), this view point is truly world class. As the tide shifts in and out, it glimmers against the white sand underneath and creates a turquoise mirage as far as the eye can see. Have a look at the header image to see what we are talking about.

Another must see is the Heart Reef, which is unsurprisingly heart shaped. Having to be conquered by helicopter or seaplane due to it’s protected status, it is well worth making the extra effort.

So where does the sailing tie in come in? The most luxurious way of getting from island to island, remember there are 74 of them, is to sail between them. Fraser Island is a great place to start and end, as it boasts both luxury hotels and an airport allowing access to and from the main land.

Definitely bring your snorkels aboard, as the islands are home to some of the most beautiful reef life in the world.

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