Escape to the Whitsundays

Autumn is here and the mornings are getting chilly. Now is the time to start thinking about your winter escape. Exclusive Getaway has all the information you need for your relaxing & luxury winter holiday!

The Whitsunday Islands lying in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef offers the perfect mix of romance and action. Check out our top tips of things to do!

1. Scuba Diving

There are a wide range of dive sites along the Great Barrier Reef, there are calm, protected, shallow spots around the islands, perfect for first-timers, there are gentle reef sites, rich in fish life and corals and the deeper sites on the outer reefs for those with some experience. All sites are best reached by boat ranging from luxury cruisers to spectacular sail boats. For those visitors who have never put their head under the water, but want to see if they can enjoy snorkelling or diving, there are excellent one-day, first-time dive trips.

2. Whale Watching

Amongst the many wonders of the Great Barrier Reef, the opportunity to swim with the dwarf minke whales would have to be one of the most amazing. Between the months of May and August pods of Dwarf Minke Whales migrate through the tropical waters off Port Douglas and frequent the Agincourt reefs. Poseidon holds one of only three permits in the area that allows our passengers to swim with these curious and friendly creatures.

3. Scenic Flights

As you know, The Whitsundays is known to be best seen from under the water and in the air. To engage the beauty wholly and deeply of the Whitsundays why not enjoy a scenic flight by either a sea plane or helicopter over Heart Reef, the Great Barrier Reef, Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach to complete your Whitsundays experience. Helicopters not only offer scenic flights but also luxury transfers from the main land to the surrounding Islands.

4.  Day Spas

Pamper yourself in style with a visit to one of the many exotic day spas. All of the Island resorts have a day spa which offers a large menu of luxurious treatments. From couple treatments to scrubs to ocean massages. Take a day off and unwind in one of these tranquil settings.

5. Luxury Charter Boats

The best way to see the reef and check out the famous Whitsunday’s Islands is from your very own luxury charter boat. Spend the day soaking up the sun, swimming at Whitehaven beach and sipping on a chilled beer. Exclusive Getaway have a wide range of vessels on offer for half or full day hire. Enquire now to lock in this unforgettable experience!

Escape winter and indulge in a tropical paradise. Exclusive Getaway caters for all your needs – speak to one of our expert consultants for the best advice and customised luxury packages.