After hearing about all the trouble Queensland is currently having with Cyclone Debbie, I am reminded about how quickly things can change. I was only in the Whitsundays last month with my husband Cal and family friends and it disheartens me that the wonderful people we met on our trip have had to leave their homes and their livelihoods while this extreme weather event takes hold.
As people see some drastic images on the news, I thought I would share the Whitsundays in its prime. Taking advantage of some cheap flight from Sydney to Prosperpine airport, we stayed at Pinnacles Resort in Airlie Beach (beware of the steep hill!) which turned out to be the perfect base of operations to venture out to see the islands off the mainland. We explored Daydream Island and Whitehaven Beach from the ground, and were lucky to see quite a few popular destinations including Hamilton Island, Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet from the air.
I highly recommend springing for a scenic flight. We went early in the morning and were able to get some beautiful AM rays before heading out on a speed boat operated by Ocean Rafting. Claudia and Todd were fantastic hosts and took us to all the must-see places including a spot to snorkel amongst a million tropical fish and having lunch on the infamous Whitehaven Beach. I couldn’t recommend them enough if you want to see the Whitsundays with the wind whipping through your hair.
Scroll below to see some happy snaps of our quick trip to the Whitsundays, and I hope that Cyclone Debbie clears soon so people can enjoy the Whitsundays like I did.
See you on the flip side!