Experiencing the Whitsunday Islands from the Air

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Experience the Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia

Before I visited the Whitsunday Islands the images that came to my mind were those of sailing from island to island (74 in total) whilst sipping on cold beers and eating the freshest seafood imaginable.

I envisioned dropping anchor in picturesque bays, diving over board to swim in the warm tranquil waters and digging my toes into the white powdery sand on some of the most amazing beaches in Australia.

Whilst the dream of visiting world famous Whitehaven Beach came true, I never imagined I would get to experience the Whitsunday Islands from above, in a helicopter.

But to get to our accommodation on Hayman Island, the northernmost inhabited island of the Whitsundays, one can either take a boat or, arrive in STYLE by helicopter like we did.

If you get the opportunity to experience flying over Whitehaven Beach and the Whitsunday Islands take it, you get a whole new perspective and even greater appreciation for how beautiful this part of Australia really is.

Unfortunately, it was an overcast day with a few light showers, but we did get the sun peaking its head out on occasion. The other challenging aspect of taking photos was the movement of the helicopter and shooting through the glass windows.

But the beauty of this place left me in awe and I fell in love with Australia yet again. The following 20 photographs will give you a glimpse into the experience to be had.

Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia

Helicopter Flight over the Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia
Lorraine Murphy, Rosalie Coco and Caz.

Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia

Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia

Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia

Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia

Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia
Hill Inlet, Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia
World Famous Whitehaven Beach – 7km of pure white paradise!
Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia
Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia
Caz
Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia
Looking towards Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia
Awesome views of Whitehaven Beach

Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia

Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia

Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia

Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia

Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia

Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia

Made it to Hayman Island.

Whitsunday Islands, Queensland, Australia

Experience the Whitsunday Islands

Our helicopter flight was with Hamilton Island Air. They also offer a variety of scenic flights, particularly over Heart Reef and Hill Inlet / Whitehaven Beach.

Want more? You can read what other travelers have to say at TripAdvisor

Is the Whitsundays on your Aussie bucket list?

Disclaimer: we travellled to the Whitsunday Islands as guests of Tourism Queensland

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