About The Whitsundays

The Climate

The climate is subtropical as we are located above the Tropic of Capricorn. The Whitsunday's are on the same Latitude as the Fiji Islands. Virtually, offering sunny tropical weather all year round. Summers are hot and balmy with occasional showers. The trade winds are usually stronger between May and August; however you can expect sailing breezes almost every day. Below is a guide for the average yearly temperature. Please note this is only to be used as a guide.

Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Max

30.5

30.2

29.6

28.1

26.0

23.4

23.1

24.3

25.9

27.3

29.5

30.4

Min

24.8

24.9

24.1

22.7

20.4

17.1

16.6

17.4

19.2

21.3

23.4

24.5

WHERE ARE WE?

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How to Get There?

By Air

Australian domestic airlines Virgin Blue and Jetstar have daily direct and connecting flights to Whitsunday Coast Airport Proserpine. From the airport you can hire a car or catch a shuttle to Proserpine or Airlie Beach. Qantas operates daily flights to Hamilton Island Airport, which is a 30-minute ferry ride to the mainland. Flying time is approximately 1.5 hours north of Brisbane, 2 hours north of Sydney, 3 hours north of Melbourne and 1.5 hours south of Cairns. Direct services operate from Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne with domestic and international connections via Brisbane, Sydney and Cairns airports. For airline schedules, contact your Travel Agent or airline. From the airport it is a 45 min drive to Dingo Beach.

By Road

The Bruce Highway is the gate to the Whitsunday's, which covers the East coast of Queensland from Cairns to Brisbane. Driving time from Brisbane is approximately 12 hours north to Dingo Beach and 8 hours south from Cairns.

By Rail

Regular daily train services depart from Brisbane, heading north and from Cairns and Townsville heading south. For train timetables, contact Queensland Rail or your Travel Agent.