May 23rd, 2012 | By | Category: Senior Travel

Whitsunday Islands Attract Seniors

So what are the Whitsundays, where are they and why would seniors want to travel so far away to take a vacation there? The Whitsunday Islands are a collection of continental islands of various sizes off the central coast of Queensland, Australia, situated between just south of Bowen and to the north of Mackay, some 560 miles north of Brisbane. The island group is centered on Whitsunday Island, while the group’s commercial center is Hamilton Island. Hamilton Island also welcomes new world-class facilities with the newly opened Hamilton Island Golf Club, the architectural wonder that is the multipurpose Hamilton Island Yacht Club and a host of new or refurbished Hotels and Resorts that set the standard for Great Barrier Reef accommodation. Get the Lowdown on the area and see why it is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

Just Imagine Seventy Four Islands…that’s a bunch

74 Island Wonders, located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, on the tropical coast of Queensland, Australia.  A visit to the Whitsundays is a feast of the senses, surrounded by natural beauty, dotted with secluded beaches and friendly towns from which to explore. The hardest part is choosing how to fit it all in. This tourism commercial for the islands shows the natural beauty awaiting your visit.

Seniors Can Cruise and Explore

Explore this incredible diversity from the bow of a sailboat… cruise through the islands and drop anchor for a quick snorkel or dive and wake up to a sunrise over world famous Whitehaven Beach. Or enjoy the spoils of a mainland resort with Coral Sea views at Airlie Beach, yet another 74 island wonder.

The Whitsunday Islands, one of the most popular yachting destinations in the southern hemisphere are a popular tourist destination for senior travelers to Queensland and the Great Barrier Reef.

Whitehaven Beach
Whitehaven Beach is a definite “must-see” in the Whitsundays. The crystal clear aqua waters and pristine silica sand of Whitehaven stretch over seven kilometers along Whitsunday Island , the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. It defines nature at its best and provides the greatest sense of relaxation and escape.

Put this on your “Bucket List”

Nearly every outdoor-loving Australian dreams of soaking up the rays and reef from the deck of a yacht cruising the Whitsundays’ aqua waters; luckily there are about 60 companies, along with a number of private charters, ready to make your dream come true. Lonely Planet highlights the blue-green waterways surrounding these islands are part of a marine park and fall within the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area that stretches from Cape York in the north to Bundaberg in the south. TripAdvisor kicks in with top-rated hotels for you to check into along with B&Bs and 74 things to do to keep you occupied.

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Read a few of these travel blogs that seniors have experienced and see why it is on the “hot list” of vacations. Enjoy your visit. jeb

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