One of Australia’s beauty spots is a series of islands called The Whitsunday Islands located off the coast of Queensland in Australia. The Islands are located north of Brisbane, approximately 900 kilometres and is close to the town of Mackay.
The most popular island in the group and also it’s commercial center is called Hamilton Island. The Whitsunday Islands are one of Australia’s most popular tropical tourist spots and is known for being among the most popular yachting locations in the world. Every year the Islands receive close to a million visitors however this has dropped off due to the high Australian dollar which has hurt tourism all around the country.
Sailing holidays are by far the most popular reason for going to the Whitsundays. There are a huge range of things for people to see whilst yachting and many people either hire a boat or take a charter around the islands.