Whitsunday Coast

Discover an island holiday on your doorstep with Tigerair's guide to the Whitsunday Coast.

Welcome to Whitsunday Coast

It's no secret the Whitsunday Coast is one of Australia's most picture-perfect destinations, but this region's reputation isn't just about the scenery. Home to loads of attractions – not to mention an endless supply of sun, surf and sand – the Whitsundays are what dream holidays are made of.

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Thanks to its laidback lifestyle and tropical climate, the Whitsunday coast is a travel hotspot all year round – but if you're not sure when to go, our guide to the region's annual events can help. From markets and music festivals to cultural celebrations and sport, there's something on in the Whitsundays no matter the season.

Whats on in Whitsunday Coast

Time for a tropical getaway? Find out what to do in Airlie Beach and beyond with Tigerair's guide to what's on when you're in town.

Whitsunday Reef Festival

The most anticipated annual event of the year, the Whitsunday Reef Festival celebrates the unique lifestyle of the region with four days of family fun.

Airlie Beach Festival of Music

Welcoming musicians from around the world, this three-day festival takes place at the Whitsunday Sailing Club on the edge of the Coral Sea.

Airlie Beach Race Week

One of the largest racing regattas in Australia, this seven-day sailing event sees participants from around the world flock to the Whitsunday Coast

Bowen Offshore Superboats

Watch from land as skippers reach speeds of over 200 kilometres per hour or take part in one of the adrenaline pumping activities on site, from helicopter rides to skydiving.

Airlie Beach Market

Taking place every Saturday, this weekly market specialises in the spoils of the tropics, from fresh fruits and vegetables to artisan breads and spreads.

Things to do in Whitsunday Coast

Start planning your dream holiday with Tigerair's top picks of things to do in Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays.

Meet local wildlife on Hamilton Island

Home to loads of Australian animals, WILD LIFE Hamilton Island is a sure-fire way to get to know the local critters in the Whitsundays. Known for its interactive encounters, this family-friendly nature reserve will get you up close with everything from koalas and dingos to pythons and cockatoos.

See the world's whitest sand at Whitehaven Beach

You won't have to go far to find a stretch of sand in the Whitsundays, but if you're looking for the best place to roll out your beach towel, you can't go past Whitehaven Beach. Voted number one in Australia and the South Pacific – and number 12 in the world – this immaculate white-sand strip is a sight to behold.

Getting around Whitsunday Coast

Public Transport

When it comes to getting around the Whitsunday Islands, you can choose to travel by air or by sea.


If you're short on time, metered taxis and rideshare services are readily available throughout the city.

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