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The Island’s and Whitsundays of Tropical North Queensland

04.30.2009 · Posted in Home and Garden Articles

Tropical North Queensland , has islands full of natural beauty and offer access to the Great Barrier Reef. Voyages Lizard and Bedarra Islands, Double Island and Orpheus Island are exclusive, intimate resorts. On Dunk Island there are gorgeous beaches, a rainforest and variety of activities to keep everyone entertained. Fringing reef surrounds numerous Tropical North islands like Lizard, Green and Fitzroy. Here you will enjoy exploring the colourful coral and marine life from the beach. Day cruises to the outer reef are available from most island resorts.nnThe seventy-four islands midway on Queenslands coast are the Whitsunday Islands. Take scenic flight over these islands and discover why they are called the jewel in the crown of Queenslands destinations. The Whitsundays climate is reasonable, no matter the time of year. They also have access to the Great Barrier reef, accommodation for all budget types, and beautiful scenery. You can arrive to the island from air transportation or comprehensive launch services.nnFor the ultimate island experience tempt yourself with a stay on luxurious Hayman Island be spoilt for choice on Hamilton Island or pamper yourself at Daydream Islands state of the art spa.nnIn Southern Queensland all the Islands are unique. Heron, Wilson and Lady Eliot Islands are known for their natural attractions, reef snorkeling, turtle and bird sanctuaries. Fraser Island, was listed in World Heritage, as the worlds largest sand island and a great place for whale watching. You can hand wild dolphins at Tangalooma Island Resort on Moreton Island and enjoy over a hundred various activities at Couran Cove Island Resort on South Stradbroke Island.nnThe Queensland Islands and Whitsunday Islands are a giant playground for families. From water sports to nature activities theres fun for all ages. Enjoy the many activities available from the islands including banana boat rides, catamaran sailing, snorkeling, mini golf and beach volley ball. Snorkel with colourful fish and learn about reef and marine life in the interpretive centres at Lady Elliot and Heron Islands. Many of the resorts feature Kids Club facilities with organized activities including face painting, treasure hunts and arts and crafts. There are indulgent day spas or gold courses or you could just chill out in a hammock or soak up some sun on a day bed.

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