Whitehaven Beach tours …
7km of pure white wonder….
The most spectacular beach in the Whitsundays is the world-renowned Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island. Whitehaven Beach has been voted the ‘Best Beach in the South Pacific’ and ‘Best Beach in Australia’ in the recent TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice Awards and has won many other accolades over the years. Both Ocean Rafting’s daily Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach tours visit this amazing Whitsunday destination.
Whitehaven Beach stretches for some three nautical miles up the eastern side of the Whitsundays’ largest island. It is composed of pure white silica sand and the aboriginal name for it translates as “whispering sands”. Unlike regular sand, the sand on Whitehaven Beach doesn’t retain heat making it comfortable to walk on in any conditions. The very fine sand is 98% pure silica and is great for polishing jewellery!
The swirling sands of Hill Inlet at the Northern End of Whitehaven Beach is a picture postcard destination and the lookout at Hill Inlet boasts unparalleled views of the area.
Ocean Rafting’s Whitehaven Beach tours also visit Hill Inlet on both the Northern Exposure and Southern Lights tours. Ocean Rafting has special permits which allow access to all areas of Hill Inlet, including the beach, whereas other operators only have access to restricted areas. This provides the best experience of Hill Inlet within the tidal sandbars of swirling silica sands, where you can relax and enjoy an optional tropical buffet lunch. A guided walk to Hill Inlet Lookout is also included in the Whitehaven Beach tours, providing stunning views of Hill Inlet and the length of Whitehaven Beach.
For guests wishing to enjoy more beach time, the Southern Lights tour is the best option, whereas the Northern Exposure offers more snorkelling time. Both tours offer three days in one…beach, ride and snorkelling for the ultimate Whitsunday adventure!