Bordered by the Great Barrier Reef and 74 tropical islands in the calm waters of the Coral Sea, the Whitsundays lies midway along Australia's Queensland coast.

Airlie Beach is an inviting holiday town overlooking the Whitsunday islands. The 74 Islands of the Whitsundays form the largest offshore island chain on Australia's coastline.

The Whitsundays region is the closest point off the Queensland coast to the Great Barrier Reef. Stretching over 2000 kilometres in length, the Great Barrier Reef protects the Whitsunday Coast and Islands from huge ocean swells providing the region with some of the safest cruising grounds in the world.