How to get to & get around the Whitsunday Islands

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How to get to and from the Whitsunday Islands

AirlinesAirlines

There are two main airports to access the Whitsunday Islands. There is Hamilton Island Airport and Whitsunday Coast Airport at Proserpine.

To get from these airports to the islands:

Cruise Whitsundays - connect Hamilton Island Airport to Daydream Island Resort, Long Island, Koala Adventure Resort and all Airlie Beach properties. Cruise Whitsundays also operates a connecting service from Whitsunday Coast Airport (Proserpine) through to Daydream and Long Islands. For more information, phone (07) 4946 4662 or visit their website.


  • Qantas Link (Phone 13 13 13) has flights from Hamilton Island to Cairns with connections to most other major cities in Australia.

  • Virgin Australia (Phone 13 67 89) has flights from Hamilton Island to Brisbane and Sydney and from Whitsunday Coast Airport to Brisbane with connections to most other major cities in Australia.

  • Jetstar (Phone 13 15 38) has flights from Hamilton Island to Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne and Whitsunday Coast Airport to Brisbane with connections to most other major cities in Australia.

Ferry ServicesFerry service

Contact the resorts in the "Accommodation Section" for specific information about getting to these places.


How to get around the Whitsunday Islands

SailingTours

There are a number of companies that offer sailing tours around the Whitsunday Islands. Refer to out "Things to Do" section for more information about these companies.