Explore the beauty of the Whitsunday with this 7 day reef and island package. Relax in a unique bungalow on the Whitsunday coast, spend a night under the stars in the middle of the reef, explore the infamous Whitehaven Beach and chill out on the beautiful Daydream Island.
On arrival to the Whitsunday coast, you will be transferred by air-conditioned coach to your accommodation – A beautiful premium unique boat-shaped bungalow overlooking the ocean.
Ideally located in the heart of the Whitsundays region, the coastal town of Airlie Beach offers year-round tropical weather, palm-fringed beaches, waterfront parks, al fresco restaurants and vibrant markets inspire you to go with the flow and soak up the laid-back vibe.
Take the complimentary transfer to Airlie Beach to explore the local area or stay in your bungalow and soak in the view and sun on this tropical haven.
Reefsleep is a two-day encounter with the Great Barrier Reef – a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sleep under the stars. Exclusive Reefworld at Hardy Reef is your destination – a permanently moored pontoon, located 39 nautical miles from shore on the outer Great Barrier Reef. Swim, snorkel, dive and explore this amazing natural ecosystem.
Your journey begins with a cruise to the outer reef through the gorgeous Whitsunday Islands – keep an eye out for migrating Humpback Whales between July and September. Out on the reef, go swimming and snorkelling, ride in a semi-submarine and visit the underwater observatory – followed by a generous buffet lunch. Optional upgrades include guided snorkel safaris, scuba-diving and heli-scenic flights.
After the day-trippers head back to shore, the pontoon and the reef are exclusively yours. Enjoy a sunset drink before your evening meal is served on deck, featuring fresh and delicious local produce. Afterwards, head for the pontoon’s top level and slip into your cosy reefbed – it’s just you, the ocean and a galaxy of stars.
Dawn on the reef is peaceful and unhurried. There’s time for some more snorkelling after breakfast – the reef is all yours to enjoy – or return to the underwater observatory and watch the reef come to life. After lunch, your Cruise Whitsundays vessel take you to Daydream Island.
One of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays, Daydream Island is situated in the heart of Queensland’s Whitsundays Islands and the gateway to the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef.
The Living Reef is the main centrepiece of the island, a unique free form coral lagoon wrapping 200m around the central building and holding over 1.5 million litres of water. The Living Reef is home to over 100 species of marine fish, over 80 species of coral and a variety of invertebrates such as starfish, sea cucumbers and crabs.
The Resort offers a revitalised pool landscape that sweeps through the tropical gardens across the resort, allowing guests to swim and enjoy unparalleled views across the Whitsundays Great Barrier Reef along with unlimited access to a variety of non-motorised water activities.
From Daydream Island, journey across broad Whitsunday Passage and into this amazing tropical paradise – a scenic sequence of remote waterways and hidden bays. On the southern shores of Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 Whitsunday isles, famous Whitehaven Beach is a regular on lists of ‘World’s Best Beaches’. Wander along the sand, hike the short Solway Circuit for some show-stopping views, or cool off in the gently lapping water before your return cruise.
After breakfast, it’s time to say goodbye to this tropical paradise and head to the airport. Fly from either Whitsunday Coast or Hamilton Island Airport. Your launch transfer will take you to the airport of your choice.
Isolated like an island, but just a few minutes from town, our nine boat-bungalows are safely docked in the harbour of the Freedom Shores Resort in Airlie Beach. Rise the boat-level by staying in The Denver, or stay on land in one of our three suites; same view, same service, but a different level of luxury. Make it more exclusive by staying at the Beach Shack including private beach.
Have the best of both worlds in our land-based marine accommodation! The astonishing view and feeling of being on the ocean, but without getting seasick. With the luxurious backup of our resort and restaurant facilities in the middle of a well-thought landscaped green area surrounded by the lush rainforest.
Located in a protected valley in the Whitsundays, Freedom Shores awaits you for a full immersion in paradise.
Room upgrade available at extra cost.
Resort Suites: $100 per person for the package
Reef Shack: $280 per person for the package
A two-day, one-night encounter with the Great Barrier Reef – a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to sleep under the stars. Exclusive Reefworld at Hardy Reef is your destination – a permanently moored pontoon, located 39 nautical miles from shore on the outer Great Barrier Reef. Swim, snorkel, dive and explore this amazing natural ecosystem.
A reefbed is a purpose build queen size bed with a weatherproof zip up covering. There is storage under the bed for your belongings, USB charging port in the bed head and LED lighting inside. The beds convert to a water proof day bed during the day.
The refurbished Daydream Island Resort is located in the heart of Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands. The stylish and tranquil retreat offers modern rooms and suites with free WiFi and a full buffet breakfast. The resort features an open-air cinema, outdoor pools and three bars and restaurants.
All accommodation provides spacious rooms with a modern living area, air conditioning and a flat-screen TV with free in-house movies. Most feature a private balcony or terrace with views of the ocean, marina or tropical gardens. Interconnecting rooms for families and accessible rooms are available.
You can choose from a choice of restaurants at the resort including Graze, Inkstone Kitchen & Bar and an Asian Fusion restaurant.
Guests can take a stroll through Daydream’s rainforest walk or work out in the fitness centre. The property also boasts over 20 free on-island activities including kayaking, stand up paddle boarding and a public fish feeding show.
$150 pp surcharge applies for High Season travel
This package is not available over Christmas and New Year period.
Flight not included unless specified.
Upgrades of accommodation option available and subject to availability.
Please note, cancelled bookings will incur charges. Travel service providers are entitled to impose cancellation charges, which can be up to 100% of the amount paid to them for the relevant service, regardless of whether travel has commenced. If any refunds are received from travel service providers, they will be passed on to you, less a minimum cancellation fee of $300 per person.
Photo Credits: James Vodicka