Photo Essay – Australia’s most famous beach – Whitehaven, QLD – Family Travel Blog

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On the March long weekend we took a short 4 day break to what is regularly voted Australia’s most photographed beach – Whitehaven Beach, in what we call Far North Queensland. I’m glad to say it certainly disappoint.

We stayed in the family room at the Nomad’s Backpackers (click to read about it) and we went to Whitehaven Beach with Ocean Rafting Day Tours (click to read about it). I had so many great photos from our day at Whitehaven that I had to share a few more. Below you will find my favourite photos from the day, some are in the other posts and on Facebook or Instagram but some are totally new.

Whitehaven Beach is a 7km stretch of beach along Whitsunday Island. Its known for its white sand, the sand consists of 98% pure silica which gives it its bright white colour. At the northern end is Hill Inlet, a stunning cove where the tide shifts the sand and water to create a beautiful fusion of colours. We were dropped off at Tongue Bay and hiked a short 15mins over the hill to Tongue Point which is the best place to view Hill inlet and to get the amazing photos that you see below.

Whitehaven Beach

Our first peak of Whitehaven Beach coming over the Tongue Bay trail.

Ocean Rafting - Whitehaven Beach

Our Ocean Rafting vessel waiting for us to return.

Whitehaven Beach 98% silica.

Whitehaven Beach 98% silica.

Swirling blue and turquoise of Whitehaven Beach with the tide in.

Swirling blue and turquoise of Whitehaven Beach with the tide in.

Whitehaven Beach - could look at it all day!

Whitehaven Beach – could look at it all day!

 

Whitehaven Beach - family photo!

Whitehaven Beach – family photo!

Whitehaven Beach

Last one, this was on the GoPro Hero 4.

Beautiful clear water on Whitehaven Beach

Beautiful clear water on Whitehaven Beach

Walking back out to the Ocean Rafting vessel.

Walking back out to the Ocean Rafting vessel.

My favourite photo - the kids footprints going back to the Ocean Rafting vessel.

My favourite photo – the kids footprints going back to the Ocean Rafting vessel.

Alannah snorkelling on Whitehaven Beach.

Alannah snorkelling on Whitehaven Beach.

Keira the mermaid!

Keira the mermaid!

Caelan all ready to snorkel.

Caelan all ready to snorkel on Whitehaven Beach.

Caelan action shot snorkelling at Whitehaven Beach.

Caelan action shot snorkelling at Whitehaven Beach.

Last one of Alannah snorkelling!

Last one of Alannah snorkelling!

These are a few of my favourites, there’s many more but I think you might have had enough!

Please add in the comments below any links to posts that you have completed from your trips to Whitehaven, I would love to read about them. Especially if they have photos of Whitehaven at tide out, I think it would be amazing.

Safe travels.

Sal.

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