Whitsunday Islands Off The Beaten Path

  • Amanda at Hill Inlet.
    Amanda at Hill Inlet.
    by Steve-H
  • Arial view of the beautiful Keswick Island
    Arial view of the beautiful Keswick...
    by matsoda
  • Whitsundays map.
    Whitsundays map.
    by Steve-H

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    Beautiful beaches, deep blue waters.

    by Steve-H Updated Dec 2, 2010

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    Amanda at Hill Inlet.

    We left Whitehaven beach and headed to Turtle Bay for some snorkelling, on the way we stopped at Tongue Bay for some sight seeing. We were dropped on the beach by the dingy and started a 15 minute walk up the hill to the lookout point. The short hike took us through a thick forest on a well marked route, all around us was the deafening sound of cicadas and other trpoical insects and it was well worth it for the view we got when we arrived. The fantastic beaches ( including a view back to Whitehaven ) and deep blue waters looked so inviting. This is a classic view of Australia, used on all the TV ads and in the travel brouchures, remarkable.

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    • Beaches
    • Hiking and Walking
    • National/State Park

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  • Stay at Keswick Is - Best Kept Secret (for now!)

    by matsoda Written Feb 12, 2007

    The classic traveller to the Whitsundays stays at Airlie Beach or one of the island resorts close by, does a few day trips to the islands, Whitehaven Beach and the Reef (and loves it !!).

    But for somebody looking to do something a little extra.. check out the southern whitsundays. They are every bit as beautiful (a little more even!) and you'll end up with a very different experience. There's dozens of islands and the only commercial resort in the southern group is Brampton Island. Nearly all the rest are national parks of awsome natural beauty.
    My recommendation is to check out Keswick Island. The tranquility and beauty of the island is just mind blowing, and if you stay in one of the homes or at the guesthouse you'll end up with the whole island virtually to yourself !!. It has beautiful empty beaches, walking tracks and some of the best fringing coral reef in Queensland.

    Getting there is not too tough. Just get to the city of Mackay Airport (fly, drive, bus..) and then get a short 10min flight across to the island, it's only about $40/way. But you should book your accomodation first.

    Heres a few links to check out:

    Guesthouse:
    http://www.keswickislandguesthouse.com.au
    http://www.deepwoods.org/keswick.html

    House to rent:
    http://www.keswickislandcasalinda.com/
    http://www.queenslandholidays.com.au/accommodation/keswick-island-casa-linda/index.cfm

    Flights:
    Bewteen Keswick Island and Mackay with Midstate Airlines, Tel: 0749533261.
    For flights To Mackay try www.jetstar.com.au or http://www.virginblue.com.au

    Cruises:
    www.islandreefcruises.com

    More info :
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keswick_Island

    Related to:
    • Eco-Tourism
    • Whale Watching
    • National/State Park

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  • Stay at Keswick Is - Best Kept Secret (for now!)

    by matsoda Written Feb 12, 2007

    The classic traveller to the Whitsundays stays at Airlie Beach or one of the island resorts close by, does a few day trips to the islands, Whitehaven Beach and the Reef (and loves it !!).

    But for somebody looking to do something a little extra.. check out the southern whitsundays. They are every bit as beautiful (a little more even!) and you'll end up with a very different experience. There's dozens of islands and the only commercial resort in the southern group is Brampton Island. Nearly all the rest are national parks of awsome natural beauty.
    My recommendation is to check out Keswick Island. The tranquility and beauty of the island is just mind blowing, and if you stay in one of the homes or at the guesthouse you'll end up with the whole island virtually to yourself !!. It has beautiful empty beaches, walking tracks and some of the best fringing coral reef in Queensland.

    Getting there is not too tough. Just get to the city of Mackay Airport (fly, drive, bus..) and then get a short 10min flight across to the island, it's only about $40/way. But you should book your accomodation first.

    Heres a few links to check out:

    Guesthouse:
    http://www.keswickislandguesthouse.com.au
    http://www.deepwoods.org/keswick.html

    House to rent:
    http://www.keswickislandcasalinda.com/
    http://www.queenslandholidays.com.au/accommodation/keswick-island-casa-linda/index.cfm

    Flights:
    Bewteen Keswick Island and Mackay with Midstate Airlines, Tel: 0749533261.
    For flights To Mackay try www.jetstar.com.au or http://www.virginblue.com.au

    Cruises:
    www.islandreefcruises.com

    More info :
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keswick_Island

    Related to:
    • National/State Park
    • Whale Watching
    • Eco-Tourism

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  • Stay at Keswick Is - Best Kept Secret (for now!)

    by matsoda Written Feb 12, 2007

    The classic traveller to the Whitsundays stays at Airlie Beach or one of the island resorts close by, does a few day trips to the islands, Whitehaven Beach and the Reef (and loves it !!).

    But for somebody looking to do something a little extra.. check out the southern whitsundays. They are every bit as beautiful (a little more even!) and you'll end up with a very different experience. There's dozens of islands and the only commercial resort in the southern group is Brampton Island. Nearly all the rest are national parks of awsome natural beauty.
    My recommendation is to check out Keswick Island. The tranquility and beauty of the island is just mind blowing, and if you stay in one of the homes or at the guesthouse you'll end up with the whole island virtually to yourself !!. It has beautiful empty beaches, walking tracks and some of the best fringing coral reef in Queensland.

    Getting there is not too tough. Just get to the city of Mackay Airport (fly, drive, bus..) and then get a short 10min flight across to the island, it's only about $40/way. But you should book your accomodation first.

    Heres a few links to check out:

    Guesthouse:
    http://www.keswickislandguesthouse.com.au
    http://www.deepwoods.org/keswick.html

    House to rent:
    http://www.keswickislandcasalinda.com/
    http://www.queenslandholidays.com.au/accommodation/keswick-island-casa-linda/index.cfm

    Flights:
    Bewteen Keswick Island and Mackay with Midstate Airlines, Tel: 0749533261.
    For flights To Mackay try www.jetstar.com.au or http://www.virginblue.com.au

    Cruises:
    www.islandreefcruises.com

    More info :
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keswick_Island

    Related to:
    • Eco-Tourism
    • National/State Park
    • Whale Watching

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  • Stay at Keswick Is - Best Kept Secret (for now!)

    by matsoda Written Feb 12, 2007
    Arial view of the beautiful Keswick Island
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    The classic traveller to the Whitsundays stays at Airlie Beach or one of the island resorts close by, does a few day trips to the islands, Whitehaven Beach and the Reef (and loves it !!).

    But for somebody looking to do something a little extra.. check out the southern whitsundays. They are every bit as beautiful (a little more even!) and you'll end up with a very different experience. There's dozens of islands and the only commercial resort in the southern group is Brampton Island. Nearly all the rest are national parks of awsome natural beauty.
    My recommendation is to check out Keswick Island. The tranquility and beauty of the island is just mind blowing, and if you stay in one of the homes or at the guesthouse you'll end up with the whole island virtually to yourself !!. It has beautiful empty beaches, walking tracks and some of the best fringing coral reef in Queensland.

    Getting there is not too tough. Just get to the city of Mackay Airport (fly, drive, bus..) and then get a short 10min flight across to the island, it's only about $40/way. But you should book your accomodation first.

    Heres a few links to check out:

    Guesthouse:
    http://www.keswickislandguesthouse.com.au
    http://www.deepwoods.org/keswick.html

    House to rent:
    http://www.keswickislandcasalinda.com/
    http://www.queenslandholidays.com.au/accommodation/keswick-island-casa-linda/index.cfm

    Flights:
    Bewteen Keswick Island and Mackay with Midstate Airlines, Tel: 0749533261.
    For flights To Mackay try www.jetstar.com.au or http://www.virginblue.com.au

    Cruises:
    www.islandreefcruises.com

    More info :
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keswick_Island

    Related to:
    • Whale Watching
    • National/State Park
    • Eco-Tourism

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