Day 1 -
We always suggest spending the first day finding your feet in your new destination. So today, head to the waterfront and relax by the huge lagoon. Take a stroll through the main town centre and check out the local boutiques and stores. There are so many spots to stop in for lunch, you really can't go wrong picking a place to eat. Pack a few drinks and head to the water to watch the sun go down.
Day 2 -
It's Island time! Of course we will suggest heading to Whitehaven. Seeing both the sand and walking to the lookout at Hill Inlet is a must. A whole day is needed here, time for being on the water and exploring the island. We highly recommend the Camira for a day of sailing and being spoilt. If it's straight to the island for sand fun, we recommend Cruise Whitsundays.
Day 3 -
One island is not enough. It's time to pack those swimmers and get a day of resort pool hopping under your belt. Hamilton island is pure relaxation. Hire a golf buggy and scoot around the island checking out the resort pools and sipping cocktails at the beautiful restaurants. Be prepared it can be pricey.
Day 4 -
Now for something completely different. Head inland to Cedar Creek Falls and enjoy the morning swimming with the turtles, diving under the falls and trying your hand at rock stacking. Pack a picnic and make a good day of it. After lunch head on further down the track to Conway beach. Definitely worth a look.
Day 5 -
Want to know a hidden gem? Then head out of town to a small place called Hideaway Bay. Head to the Cape Gloucester Resort to enjoy lunch and a cocktail watching the turquoise water. Kid friendly with plenty of room for them to run and play. Often they have live music playing and the place comes alive. Either on your way there or back, stop into Dingo Beach and have a swim (inside the stinger net is recommended). Highly recommend stopping in for a drink at the Dingo Beach Hotel, great atmosphere and great views.
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