In the heart of Queensland’s Great Barrier Reef lies 74 breathtakingly beautiful islands amidst year-round tropical weather. With pristine, powdery sands and sparkling waters, it’s not surprising that the Whitsundays remain to be one of Australia’s top tourist destinations.
BY taki Lau
Self-driving to Queensland and the Whitsundays is the preferred mode of transport among visitors. After all, why miss out on the spectacular sights along the way? Apart from being able to travel at your own pace, renting a campervan can help you cut down on accommodations and other expenses. If you’re trying to stay within a certain budget, and want to find a cheap campervan hire Australia has several rental companies you can do business with.
So, if you’re still a bit unconvinced about visiting the Whitsundays this July, here are our top reasons why you should.
1. Calm Waters All-Year Round
The Whitsunday’s geological makeup provides natural barriers against rough winds. This is why it’s always smooth sailing in the Whitsundays, regardless of the time of year you visit. Plus, the clear waters make it a perfect for diving and snorkelling throughout the year.
BY Lil’ Dee
2. Your Pick Of Beautiful Tropical Islands
The Whitsundays is home to some of the most beautiful tropical islands in the world. This means you are definitely spoilt for choice when you visit.
BY James Burke
Whether you decide to stay at Hamilton Island, Hayman Island or Daydream Island, you won’t run out of resort facilities, accommodation options and even swim-up pool bars to relax in.
3. Soft, Powdery Sand That Cleans Your Jewellery
Yup, you read that correctly. Whitsundays’ silica sand is so soft and pure that you can actually use it to clean jewellery with. Don’t believe us? Make that trip to Whitehaven Beach and find out for yourself.
BY Paul Walter
4. Casual Wear Is The Norm
Even in July, the Whitsundays is blessed with a glorious, tropical climate. Enjoy clear, warm days even in winter wearing comfy thongs and singlets!
5. Whale Watching – Yes, Whales…
From July to September, the Whitsundays are made even more majestic by the annual whale migration. Humpback whales swim towards the island’s warm waters to give birth and play. So it’s not uncommon to spot a whale or three when you wake up in the morning. You may even spot wild dolphins that make their way to warmer waters. If you’ve booked a tour, ask about whale watching vantage points in the area to better enjoy spotting these gentle giants.
Oh, and the rest of the marine animals in the region are as friendly as the people. So be prepared to swim or snorkel alongside green sea turtles, giant maori wrasse and schools of colourful fish. Don’t worry, they just want to say hello!
In truth, there are hundreds of reasons why you should visit Whitsundays in July, or any other month of the year, for that matter. But if these five reasons have not made you start preparing for the trip, nothing will.
Travelling to the Whitsundays is easier aboard your own campervan. So start your tropical paradise adventure right now and rent a campervan that perfectly fits your needs and budget!