Life aquatic ... Daydream Island hosts free water sports.

Islands in the sun

There's something for everyone in the Whitsundays, writes Mark Chipperfield.

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Daydream Island.

Daydream believer

It's so retro it hurts, yet Sarah Macdonald ends up cheering for this Whitsundays favourite.

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A boat arriving at the wharf in front of Daydream Island resort

Daydream Island - Culture and History

Daydream Island
Small island close to Shute Harbour and easily accessible to day trippers.
Geologically the Whitsunday Islands are all drowned mountains. Prior to the last Ice Age they were connected to the mainland and would have all been prominent mountains in the area. The melting of the polar caps drowned the valleys between the mountains creating a network of 74 islands of which only 7 have resort facilities. Beyond the resorts the whole area is part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the uninhabited islands are all controlled by National Parks and Wildlife.

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Daydream Island - Fast Facts

Daydream Island
Small island close to Shute Harbour and easily accessible to day trippers.
Geologically the Whitsunday Islands are all drowned mountains. Prior to the last Ice Age they were connected to the mainland and would have all been prominent mountains in the area. The melting of the polar caps drowned the valleys between the mountains creating a network of 74 islands of which only 7 have resort facilities. Beyond the resorts the whole area is part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the uninhabited islands are all controlled by National Parks and Wildlife.

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