Along with the incredible maze of islands, beaches and coral reefs that continue to draw people from near and far to explore, there have been some fantastic new additions to our breath-taking region, designed to increase our visitors’ enjoyment during their stay. What can you expect to see out on the Whitsunday waters this year?
Let us tempt you to chart a course to paradise…
Winter = Whales
One of the most welcomed and wonderful of visitors that navigate our incredible region has to undoubtedly be the humpback whale. Every year from June-September, the Whitsundays is host to these majestic creatures as they venture north to our protected and warmer waters on their annual migration.
Witnessing the whales in their natural habitat is surely bucket list worthy for most. Seeing the whales frolicking and breaching in the calm waters, or a mother whale guiding her newborn calf, is a common sighting whilst out on the water, but it is certainly a sight that never gets old!
An Underwater Exploration
Whilst we are used to encountering the incredible marine life brimming beneath the surface of the Whitsundays waters, there are some new additions that you may want to hunt out on the brand new Whitsundays’ Ngaro Underwater Marine Sculpture Trail.
After a strong collaboration between government, community, artists and Reef Ecologic, brand new landmarks have been introduced throughout the Whitsundays, waiting to be discovered. The installation of the underwater marine art is an exciting and unique tourism experience and is an Australian first.
Journey from Manta Ray Bay on Hook Island, to Blue Pearl Bay on Hayman Island, and Langford Reef to encounter the marine wildlife themed artwork and the coral gardening nurseries which are designed to provoke consideration of the marine environment, indigenous culture, coral reef restoration and sustainability, as well as celebrate our incredible region.
Trace a Brand-New Trail
Although the Whitsunday waterways are a calling card for all avid sailing enthusiasts, the beauty of the islands themselves is something worth noting.
In the last year, the Whitsundays has seen some amazing new walking tracks open up throughout the islands, encouraging visitors to put their feet on solid ground for a while and trace the trails.
- Haslewood Island – This new walking track is located at Chalkies Beach leads up to a lookout with amazing views over the world famous Whitehaven Beach, crystal clear waters and beyond.
- Whitsunday Island – The other new walking track is located at the south end of Whitehaven Beach looping around the headland offering incredible views back over Chance Bay to one side and the 7km of white silica sand which make up Whitehaven Beach to the other.
With stunning winter weather, new island adventures to experience and a little taste of freedom after a challenging few months, we highly recommend you come and visit us at Coral Sea Marina and enjoy some well earned vitamin-sea!