Comprising 74 picture-perfect islands dotting the turquoise horizon between Airlie Beach and the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsundays of Australia are a quintessentially tropical paradise in the heart of Queensland. Here, palm trees flank crystalline waters and migrating whales meet colourful fish against a coral background. Of course, tropical island paradise also means stunning beaches – and this marine national park has them in abundance. It’s best explored by boat to ensure access to the most secluded of spots. Bags packed and bathers at the ready? Read on to discover our pick of the finest Whitsunday beaches.
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