"The Whitsundays" is the term referring to a group of islands off the coast of Queensland, Australia and their associated waterways. The area is enormously popular with both local and international tourists wanting to sail the beautiful azure, warm waters and explore the coral reefs that fringe the islands.
The largest of the islands, Whitsunday Island, is home to world-famous Whitehaven beach, which consists of 99% silica, making for some of the finest, purest and whitest sand in the world. Another place of interest nearby is Tongue Bay, which is home to 6 of the 7 species of turtles in the world.
Queensland's Airlie Beach is regarded as the gateway to the Whitsundays, a group of 74 islands fringed by the Great Barrier Reef. The hinterland and surrounds consist of mainly sugarcane plan…