When choosing an island holiday destination theres no better aquatic playground than the Great Barrier Reef stretching over 2,300 kilometres along Queenslands coastline. Daydream Island is situated in the heart of this iconic world heritage area and perfectly positioned for a barrier reef island holiday. With its own colourful fringing…

Choose Daydream Island For Barrier Reef Island Holidays

When choosing an island holiday destination there’s no better aquatic playground than the Great Barrier Reef stretching over 2,300 kilometres along Queensland’s coastline. Daydream Island is situated in the heart of this iconic world heritage area and perfectly positioned for a barrier reef island holiday.

With its own colourful fringing coral reef, Living Reef man made lagoons on-island featuring an array of marine animals and with cruise options to the reef itself, Daydream is Australia’s famous reef island.

Variety of Accommodation for Barrier Reef Island Holidays

Secluded, white coral beaches and lush rainforest make Daydream the shining jewel of the Whitsundays — a stunning place for you to disappear on an unforgettable holiday break.

With its glorious setting, gorgeous climate and beautifully relaxed accommodation, Daydream Island is one of Australia’s premier resort destinations. Each of the resort’s 296 rooms and suites offers a delightful view to wake up to – across flowering, tropical gardens or looking out to the impossibly blue waters of the Whitsundays.

With a range of room types available and when combined with a holiday package of your choice Daydream Island offers Whitsundays accommodation options to suit most tastes. And being located in the aquatic holiday playground that is the Whitsundays a Daydream Island accommodation package is the perfect option for your next escape.

For a Barrier Reef holidays island there is so much to discover on Daydream, and just beyond its shores, including complimentary activities like rainforest walks, giant chess, mini golf, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, beach cricket, tennis and volleyball, sailing, water polo, bocce and coconut bowls. If you crave more action, there’s also jet skiing and spectacular reef fishing.

The fringing reef around Daydream provides some of the best snorkeling in the region. Visitors are continually amazed by the diversity of life from huge coral colonies, schooling reef fish, invertebrates to large pelagic fish.

Daydream’s resident marine biologist has described the fringing reef as one of the healthiest ecosystems in the Whitsundays. As well as seasonal visits from humpback whales, Daydream is home to many corals, reef fish, sea turtles, crabs, octopuses, sea stars, sharks and rays.

Access the Reef from Barrier Reef Resorts

Daydream and the Barrier Reef resorts are ideally situated for day trips to the reef itself. From Daydream Island Cruise Whitsundays Seaflight departs daily from Daydream for the trip out to their reef pontoon located at Hardy Reef.

From there you can explore the reef first hand. If you don’t want to get wet you can still discover the underwater paradise from the underwater viewing observatory. Full length windows showcase the incredible reef life right in front of you. You can tour the reef in a semi submarine, go snorkeling or take an optional dive.

Alternative Whitsunday half or full day trips from Daydream Island include to stunning Whitehaven Beach which is consistently voted one of the best beaches in the world.

Featuring crystal clear waters and pristine white silica sand stretching for over seven kilometres, Whitehaven provides the most picture-perfect opportunities for stunning memories. You will take in the vista from Hill Inlet lookout, relax on Whitehaven Beach and go snorkeling and exploring – Whitehaven is nature at its best.

If you wish to go further afield or prefer to arrive in real style there are a range of helicopter tours where you can combine some of the best experiences the gorgeous Whitsundays can provide.

For stunning marine life in this world heritage listed wonderland Barrier Reef island holidays will show why the reef was listed as one of the original eight wonders of the world.

There’s no other island quite like Daydream, on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. With a fringing reef a mere flipper’s kick from the beach and a Living Reef on the island itself, it’s an incredible place to not only live and learn about one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, but to experience it first hand.

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