The world is full of wonderful corners that are worth discovering. Unfortunately, most of us do not have the time or money to visit all of them. Of course, there are some places that everyone should visit, at least once in a lifetime. We refer to places as amazing as the Whitsunday Islands, which we talked about the other day when we showed you the most beautiful landscapes in the world.
Located in AustraliaThese islands are surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef, considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, although they not only amaze for the richness of their waters, but also for the paradisiacal landscapes they offer to everyone who visits them. Would you like to discover more details about one of the most beautiful places on the planet? Well, then you can not miss anything we tell you below!
Great Barrier Reef
The Whitsunday Islands, which are 936 kilometers from Brisbane in the state of QueensnaldThey are made up of 74 islands that, as we have mentioned before, are surrounded by the Australian Great Barrier Reef (Great Barrier Rief), considered the largest coral reef on the planet. Therefore, it is not surprising that they were declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. It has more than 2,000 kilometers of extension and, as you can imagine, it is an ideal place to practice snorkel or diving.
An example of paradise on earth
As you can see for yourself in the images that we offer you in the gallery, the Whitsunday Islands are the clear example of a paradise landscape. They were formed millions of years ago, when there was an increase in sea level that flooded what was a mountain range, leaving only the highest points on the surface. Over time, they became what they are today: a set of bays and white sand beaches surrounded by vegetation and crystal clear waters that take on different shades. Of course, they did not have that name until the captain Cook He baptized them back in 1770. Some of the islands are characterized by very fine strips of sand, although others host luxurious tourist centers. This is the case of Whitsunday Island, which is the largest.
The most visited islands
There are many places worth visiting on the island. If you travel by plane you will reach Hamilton, which is the most developed island in the archipelago, so you will find a wide offer tour. Another option is to go by boat to Whitsunday Island, which is the largest and one of the most visited. Hook, which is shaped like a hook, Hayman and South Molle are also quite visited islands. What we recommend to make the most of your trip around the Whitsunday Islands is that you make a route aboard a yacht or catamaran and, thus, be able to visit a different place every day.
Whiteheaven beach deserves a special mention, indisputable in the rankings of the best beaches in the world that circulate around the world. Located on Whitsunday Island, it is the most attractive important from the islands, something that is not surprising, since we are talking about a 7-kilometer-long beach made up solely of fine white sand, crystalline waters of a beautiful turquoise blue color and a lush forest that acts as a backdrop. A curiosity is that its sand does not burn thanks to its mineral composition.
Then we leave you with our Gallery, where you will find more images of the Whitsunday Islands. Do not miss it!
Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Islands, AUSTRALIA (November 2023)