Things to do on Whitehaven Beach Read Important Safety Message. Located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach is one of the world’s most unspoiled and beautiful beaches. In 2013, it was named the ‘number one beach in Australia’ by the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Beaches Awards. In 2017, Whitehaven Beach was rated the #1 Beach in the South Pacific in the TripAdvisor Travellers' Choice Awards. What you’ll love about Whitehaven Beach: The pure, pristine environment Whitehaven Beach is protected by the Whitsunday Islands National Park, and in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. It’s been voted the world’s top eco-friendly beach, and Queensland’s cleanest beach. It’s an easy trip from Hamilton Island Whitehaven Beach is just a thirty-minute trip on a high-speed catamaran, and Hamilton Island offers several Whitehaven Beach day trips and Whitehaven Beach tours. You can explore the beach via a helicopter or seaplane from the island, and can also sail to Whitehaven Beach on one of the island’s yachts. The impossibly white sand Whitsunday Island’s famous beach stretches for seven kilometres and is washed by swirls of turquoise, blue and green water. The sand is 98 per cent pure white silica, which gives it a brilliant, near luminescent colour. Cruise Whitsundays Whitehaven and Hill Inlet Adventure Enjoy a day spent exploring the world famous Whitehaven Beach and beautiful surrounds. Cruise Whitsundays Whitehaven Beach Half Day Cruise in air-conditioned comfort and experience one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, with this half-day trip to world-famous Whitehaven Beach. Cruise Whitsundays Whitehaven Beach Chill and Grill Spend the day swimming, hiking or simply soaking up the beauty of this magnificent wonder, before enjoying a gourmet barbeque on the beach. Explore’s Sail & Snorkel Whitehaven & Chalkies Beach Discover the spectacular beauty of the Whitsundays from above and below the water, with this sailing and snorkelling adventure. Explore’s Half Day Hill Inlet at Whitehaven Beach Discover beautiful Hill Inlet and Betty's Beach on this half-day tour. Travelling by high-speed catamaran, you can either take a guided hike, or relax and enjoy the crystal clear water. Hamilton Island Air Whitehaven Photo Scenic Flight by Helicopter Take a stunning helicopter ride over one of the most beautiful beaches in Australia. Hamilton Island Air Whitehaven Funseeker by Seaplane Explore one of the most beautiful beaches in the world and enjoy a spectacular seaplane flight over the Whitsundays with this Whitehaven Funseeker by Seaplane experience. Hamilton Island Air Whitehaven Beach Getaway Fly by helicopter to Whitehaven Beach, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and enjoy breathtaking views over the Whitsunday Islands. Hamilton Island Air Reef and Beach Explorer by Seaplane Take to the skies over the Great Barrier Reef and see the amazing Heart Reef from above, before experiencing a water landing alongside Whitehaven Beach. Hamilton Island Air Heart Reef & Whitehaven Stopover by Helicopter Explore the Whitsundays by helicopter! Fly over the iconic Heart Reef, and spend an hour relaxing on the incredibly beautiful Whitehaven Beach. Hamilton Island Air Heart Reef & Whitehaven Scenic Flight by Helicopter A scenic non-stop helicopter flight over the stunning Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach and Hook Passage. Hamilton Island Air Heart Reef & Whitehaven Express Scenic Flight by Aeroplane Discover the iconic Heart Reef and spectacular Whitehaven Beach from above, with this unforgettable, one-hour scenic aeroplane flight. Hamilton Island Air Best of Both Worlds by Helicopter Experience the unforgettable beauty and colour of the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsundays - from the air and below the water - with this Best of Both Worlds tour from Hamilton Island. HI Watersports Reef Ryder Whitsunday Explorer Enjoy a full day cruise, exploring Whitehaven Beach and snorkelling at Chalkies Beach. HI Watersports Reef Ryder Dash Perfect for those short on time and wanting to enjoy a quick visit to the spectacular Whitehaven Beach. HI Watersports Reef Ryder Two in One If you'd like to experience the pristine beauty of Whitehaven Beach, and the magnificent marine life around Chalkies Beach, the Reef Ryder 2 in 1 tour offers you the best of both worlds. Ricochet Part Day Ricochet is a unique 47ft state of the art Carbon-fibre Catamaran that offers an exhilarating sail without compromising on comfort and sophistication. Ricochet Luxury Sailing Catamaran Private Charter Ricochet is a unique 47ft state of the art Carbon-fibre Catamaran that offers an exhilarating sail without compromising on comfort and sophistication. Ricochet Full Day and Sunset Ricochet is a unique 47ft state of the art Carbon-fibre Catamaran that offers an exhilarating sail without compromising on comfort and sophistication. 16 Aug The Great Whitehaven Beach Run Reef Magazine 11 Dec Why you need to see the Whitsundays by air Hamilton Island Things to do at Whitehaven Beach: Scale the lookout For the best view of Whitehaven Beach, make your way to Tongue Point, on Whitsunday Island. If you time your visit for low tide, you’ll be able to experience the beautiful fusion of colours in the surrounding sea. Relax on the beach Perhaps one of the best ways to enjoy Whitehaven Beach is to simply laze on the soft sand, take a dip in the warm water, and enjoy the view. Spot turtles and other marine life The shallows of Whitehaven Beach are often visited by various species of turtles and other marine life, including dolphins. Visit Hill Inlet If arriving by boat, you can anchor at Tongue Bay, and then take a short walk up the hill to the lookout across Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach. Test your fitness Whitehaven Beach is an idyllic location for the annual Great Whitehaven Beach Run (June every year) and Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim (November every year).