25 August

Ways to Visit Whitehaven Beach

The Whitsundays, number 1 on so many backpackers Aussie Bucketlist and for a good reason! This group of 74 islands is EPIC and is home to the world famous Whitehaven Beach, which for many years has been voted the best beach in the world. With its bright white sand, turqoise water and swirly sand formations you´ll see why its so world reknowned.


So you´ve heard of it, know that its somewhere on the East Coast but not really too sure how to visit it right? Well thats where the RatPack crew come in… We are seasoned travellers when it comes to Australia and between us have visited the Whitsundays MANY times. There are a number of ways you can see this epic spot all of which suit every timeframe and budget.. So whether you´ve got time to spare, on a strict schedule, absolutely ballin or counting every single dollar, we´ve got options for ya.

First up you wanna get to Airlie Beach as this is where all of the tours go from AND if you are travelling in peak season, we´d recommend booking in advance as the better more affordable tours don´t go every day!

Check out our BOI Jorden’s video below of his adventure on the New Horizon


Sailing Tours

Without a doubt one of the BEST ways to truly see the incredible Whitsunday Islands, jump on board one of the epic sailing boats for 2 days and 2 nights and see the Whitsunday Islands by night and day, enjoy epic sunrises, the best sunsets and heavy chills on Whitehaven Beach taking in THE view from Hill Inlet lookout aka the best spot to see the view. We have options that suit everyone, whether you want to party your way through the islands, relax onboard a catermaran with a jacuzzi, or kick back on a super social boat with fellow backpackers.


Atlantic Clipper - 2 Days 2 Nights - Sailing

Scenic Flight

Want to see this beauty from a birds eye view and see the swirls in all their beauty? Get onboard a scenic flight that will take you from Airlie Beach over the Whitsundays. This tiny plane will make you feel like you are going on a full on adventure and you won´t get over the views…. OH and did we mention that the Whitsundays is part of the Great Barrier Reef??



What better adrenalin rush than jumping out of a plane at 15,000ft over the rainforest and some of the most beautiful islands in the world!? You´ll get a view like no other and this is one of our favourite locations in Aussie to jump because you get to take in the jungle around this area and see the Great Barrier Reef.




Skydive Australia - Airlie Beach Tandem Skydive up to 15,000ft

Day trip

On a tight time frame and only have the full day to spend at the Whitsundays? Do not panic, the legends over at Ocean Rafting have created an epic fast boat adventure cruising the Whitsundays and lightening speed and includes a visit to Whitehaven Beach, an amazing lunch and get to snorkel on the Great Barrier Reef!




Ocean Rafting - Whitsundays Northern Exposure Day Tour

Without a doubt one of our favourite beaches here in Aussie, don't forget to use the code RatPack10 at the checkout for 10% discount saving you $$$$!

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