The Whitsundays are serviced by two domestic airports, Great Barrier Reef Airport on Hamilton Island (HTI) and Whitsunday Coast Airport on the mainland at Proserpine (PPP).
From Great Barrier Reef Airport (HTI) Cruise Whitsundays meet flights for a comfortable 30 minute catamaran cruise to Daydream Island, departing from the jetty located directly at the airport.
From Whitsunday Coast Airport (PPP) Cruise Whitsundays offer a streamlined transfer with a 30 minute coach connection directly from the airport to Abel Point Marina in Airlie Beach, where a connecting ferry transfers guests to Daydream Island in 30 minutes.
Helicopter services with Heli-reef are also available during daylight from Great Barrier Reef Airport (HTI) and Proserpine. For enquiries and bookings please contact the Daydream Island discovery desk.
The Whitsundays can be accessed via the Bruce Highway which covers the East coast of Queensland from Cairns to Brisbane. Dependant on conditions, driving time from Brisbane is approximately 12 hours north to Airlie Beach and 8 hours south from Cairns. Regular coach services also operate into Airlie Beach. To find the cheapest rental car rates, visit VroomVroom Vroom
Transferring from Abel Point Marina:
Secure Car Parking is available. Cruise Whitsundays offer luxury launch transfers to Daydream Island from Abel Point Marina.
For further information or to book your resort transfers please contact Daydream Island reservations.
Regular daily train services depart from Brisbane heading North and from Cairns and Townsville heading South. A Whitsunday Transit Coach service is available from Proserpine Rail Station with launch connections from Abel Point Marina in Airlie Beach to Daydream Island. For train timetables, contact your Travel Agent or Queensland Rail on +61 7 3235 1323.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please double check your flight details as there are no ferry transfers to meet the following flights, guests will need to transfer to the mainland or Hamilton Island the night before in order to meet these flights:-
Cairns flight number QF2504 departing Great Barrier Reef Airport (Hamilton Island) at 9.55am
Brisbane flight number DJ1114 departing Whitsunday Coast Airport (Proserpine) at 8.40am