The Whitsundays is one of Australia’s favourite holiday destinations. Whilst there is much to do on Daydream itself why not also get out and about in the gorgeous playground that is the Whitsunday region.
Here we showcase some of the best trips for you to take from Daydream Island.
World famous Whitehaven Beach is one of the must do attractions in the Whitsundays. It’s regularly voted one of Australia and the world’s best beaches with clear blue waters and soft white silica sand.
Ocean Rafting runs tours to Whitehaven and other Whitsunday spots with daily collections from Daydream. Each Ocean Rafting tour includes an exhilarating ride to Whitehaven Beach, pristine snorkelling reefs and guided Whitsunday Island National Parks walks, all in one day! The semi-rigid inflatable vessels are super fast allowing you to experience a fun ride, adventure and education amongst the natural beauty of the Whitsundays. With lunch included and smaller group numbers, you’re guaranteed an amazing day exploring the best of the Whitsundays with beautiful natural scenery brimming with marine, bird and animal life.
Cruise Whitsundays also provide another way to reach Whitehaven aboard the 85-foot catamaran Camira, one of the world’s fastest commercial sailing catamarans.
There’s nothing like experiencing the natural wonder of The Great Barrier Reef with Cruise Whitsundays on their full day cruise to one of their pontoons on the outer reef. Hardy Reef lagoon is the main destination for day-trippers from Daydream. The pontoons have a choice of areas to relax and a great range of activities. Undercover seating and tables, sun decks, freshwater showers, change rooms and full access to the air conditioned comfort of the reef vessel are provided. From there you have numerous ways to explore the reef, from the underwater viewing chamber to the semi-submersible submarines or snorkeling. Whichever way, you’ll be able to see firsthand the intriguing coral specimens and rich array of colourful marine life.
For those keen on a self-drive water adventure there’s nothing better than hiring your own jetski from Daydream’s water sports and enjoying a guided self-drive tour around Daydream and surrounding islands. Why don’t you enjoy a stopover on a deserted beach? This is an experience not to be missed.
The Whitsundays offers some of the best deep sea fishing around. It really is a fisherman’s paradise. Sea Fever Sportfishing Whitsundays offers an adventure packed day of fishing the Outer Great Outer Reef. They pride themselves on catching fish, and literally go the extra mile to achieve it. Their custom game boat ‘Reel Work’ is the only charter boat from Airlie Beach to consistently fish the magnificent ‘Outer’ Reef where the waters are abundant with prize fish. Catering for all styles of fishing, they use top quality rods and reels, with handlines used on request. Both novice and experienced anglers are welcome and are given personalised service. Overnight charters are also welcome.
With pickups from Daydream Island Helireef helicopter tours provide a bird’s-eye view of the amazing Whitsundays with a range of helicopter tours on offer. You choose how far you want to go, but it’s an exciting way to see the Whitsunday islands, coral reefs, Whitehaven Beach and the famous Heart Reef which is a popular destination for romantics.
Combine your helicopter tour with a cruise option and get into the water as well as flying over it. Hardy Reef off Hook Island provides the ideal place for snorkelling or you can enjoy a Whitehaven cruise or how about a Dent Island Golf package?
Helireef has a great array of packages available to give you a Whitsunday experience like no other – by air or sea.