The Whitsundays are one of Australia’s most popular tourist attractions. This stunning archipelago of 74 tropical islands, located just minutes from the Queensland coast, is perfect for lovers of outdoor sports and nature.

Located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, the archipelago is protected from large swells, which makes the water surrounding the islands perfect for snorkelling, sailing and swimming. And if you just want a day relaxing on the beach, head to Whitehaven Beach – it is one of the most beautiful pristine beaches in Australia.

Where to stay

The BIG4 Whitsundays Tropical Eco Resort must rank as one of the most beautiful caravan parks in Queensland. This stunning resort is fully equipped with a kid-friendly swimming pool, kids’ playground, adventure playground and an onsite cafe/restaurant.

The resort also has plenty of activities to keep the family entertained. Guests can enjoy regular movie nights, BBQs around the campfire, nature walks and even live music. The resort is also located close to public transport so your family will be able to visit most of the local attractions while leaving the car at home.

Accommodation options at the resort include a range of options, including powered, slab and unpowered sites.

Where to eat

The BIG4 Whitsundays Tropical Eco Resort has a cafe on-site so there is no need to head into town. The Tropical Treats cafe is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and also provides a range of coffees, cakes and soft drinks to keep you fuelled up throughout the day. Regular BBQ nights are also held each week, which are open to all guests and offer a great chance to meet your fellow campers.

What to do

With the resort located in the heart of the Whitsundays, this is the ideal base to explore the archipelago. One of the best ways of doing that is to take a day cruise around the islands. A typical day cruise will explore the iconic Great Barrier Reef, before heading to Whitehaven Beach for a little afternoon of fun and relaxation. These boat trips are educational for all the family and provide a chance to experience this beautiful region up close.

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