Islands


Located scattered off the central Queensland coast, the Whitsunday islands are characterized by azure/turquoise blue waters, coral flowerbeds, sandy beaches, lush, green topped islands popping above the sea. With beautiful scenery, access to the southern portion of the Great Barrier Reef, and a tropical climate that’s pleasant and warm year-round, it is no wonder the Whitsundays are a hugely popular […]

Things to know before going to the Whitsunday Islands


Nestled among the southern portion of the spectacular Great Barrier Reef Marine Park on the Queensland coast, you will find the 74 islands that make up the Whitsundays. First “discovered” by James Cook, who named the islands, the Whitsundays are characterized by azure blue waters, spectacular coral beds and incredible marine life, white sandy beaches and green capped islands. With […]

74 Ways to experience the Whitsunday Islands


The launching point for trips out to the Whitsunday islands off the coast of Queensland, Australia, Airlie Beach is a backpackers haven where you’ll find plenty of sunbathers working on their tans pre and post sail trip, a plethora of bars to get down and dirty at, and great hostels where you can post up and enjoy sunshine, making new […]

10 Things to do in Airlie Beach



Julian Rocks is the small rock formation found off the Australian coast in Byron Bay. The tiny islet is considered a bird sanctuary, so climbing on the rocks is strictly prohibited. You can, however, take one of the several guided snorkeling trips to Julian Rocks from the various providers around town. Julian Rocks is no Great Barrier Reef, but if […]

Snorkeling at Julian Rocks in Byron Bay


Australia isn’t just confined to the big mass in the South Pacific with poor little Tasmania clamoring around the edge. The country also claims a number of territories. Three of them

Australian External Territories




There are more than 8,000 islands that are a part of Australia, including eight that are larger than 1,000 square kilometers in size. Western Australia includes more islands than any other state, however, Queensland’s are the most visited. Some of Australia’s islands lie far off the mainland coast, and are heavily influenced by Asian culture. Here are a few of […]

Popular Islands