Whitehaven Beach, The Whitsundays: my photo diary

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Famous as one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and host to some of the whitest sands you’ll ever set your eyes upon, Whitehaven Beach is an absolute MUST if you find yourself on the east coast of Australia.

Seriously, seriously, seriously. Get your Australia bucket list out and add it on.

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Yes it’s touristy and everyone and their dog books a trip to Whitehaven Beach, but still, it’s crazy beautiful and if you’re in the area you’ll be silly to miss it.

You can take a day trip out to Whitehaven beach from Abell Point Marina in Airlee Beach (the official gateway to the Whitsundays), or you can extend the adventure to 2-3 days with most of the sailing companies in the Marina.

Tip: Travelling Australia on a backpacker budget? Here’s a guide on how to visit the Whitsundays and Fraser Island without spending a lot of money!

By the way, before you leave for the Whitsundays, grab a Boho Bowl from Bohemian Raw Cafe at the Marina. You will not regret it.

The choice to extend your sailing adventure will allow you not only to visit Whitehaven, but to also explore some of the other 74 islands that make up the Whitsundays. During the majority of these trips you can also snorkel or dive on the reef, where swimming up alongside rays, dolphins, turtles and clown fish (hey, Nemo!) isn’t uncommon.

Booking your trip…

There are many sailing companies that offer trips out to the Whitsundays, most of which depart from nearby Airlie Beach, from a marina about a a 15-minute walk from the town centre.

Money saving tip! My good friend Sammy owns RatPack Travel (a discounted booking platform for Australia and New Zealand Travels). They can help you out when it comes to finding the perfect Whitsundays trip for you. Let them know your travel dates and they will find you the best deal.

Click here to send RatPack a WhatsApp message (+61 490 149 348) and to get the ball rolling.

Don’t forget you can use my code MOLLIE10 for 10% off any trip or transport booking you make.

I’ve been absolutely spoilt having visited Whitehaven beach now on three separate occasions. The first time was on my east coast backpacking adventure, when I climbed aboard the Condor. The second was on the Boomerang yacht with Contiki and the third was on board the Atlantic Clipper.

I was honestly more blown away by the beauty each time I went. I don’t think it’s a place you could ever see too much of.

Tip: Be sure to check out the vibes of the boat and decide what kind of trip you’d like it to be. There are chilled boats, adventure boats, youth boats and party boats amongst the selection on offer. Check out my guide to choosing your Whitsundays boat here.

Over the years I have developed a love for video and photo composition, and so this time round I took my new Canon 5DMK111, my GoPro and my drone to capture Whitehaven Beach.

Here is my Whitehaven Beach photo diary…

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Have you been to Whitehaven Beach?

What did you think? I’d love to know!

Love as always and happy adventuring,

Mollie.

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