Choose your starting location. Fly into Whitsundays Coast Airport (proserpine airport then transfer to Airlie Beach) or direct to Hamilton Island.
Airlie Beach is a cool toursit town, spend some time before or after the trip enjoying some shopping and nightlife. Get into the swing of holiday mode staying at a backpackers or with us at an Airbnb.
Or if you want to get straight to it and minimise the commute time. Fly direct to Hamilton island, where it is a short boat transfer straight to Whitehaven beach and the start of your adventure! You can leave Melbourne / Sydney in the morning and be on Whitehaven beach by just after lunch!
Day 1. - Getting there.
Lets begin! You will be cruising into Proserpine Airport via a Virgin, Jetstar or Qantas flight. Get to Proserpine airport and you will see a bus company desk - walk up-say G'day and book a bus to Airlie Beach ($30 per person). If you know where you're staying and its not with us, just tell the bus driver where you want to go. Otherwise, tell the bus driver you want to get off at Magnums and we will meet/greet you there, then transfer you to your first nights stay at our totally cool Airbnb Accommodation.
Tonight we will square away all your gear, organise food over a glass of wine or 2 and generally look forward to the start of our expedition tomorrow.
Day 2. - The Beach
After breakfast we go down to a local beach where we meet our fast water taxi and load all our gear before we set off on the 90 min ride out to Whitehaven Beach and the start of the paddling bit! Hold on to your hat!
Arrive Whitehaven Beach, set up camp and lap up this incredible white sand beach - surely one of the best beaches on the globe.
*This will be your day 1 if you fly direct to Hamilton Island
Day 3. - Settling In
Still at Whitehaven you will receive a full paddling brief including safety scenarios, paddling techniques and efficient forward paddling (so you still have some petrol in the tank after a days paddle to enjoy your trip!)
We will paddle over to Haselwood Island this afternoon to practice our new skills and have a bit of an explore. Might even be time to enjoy the walk from Whitehaven to Chance Bay.
Day 4. - Paddling in paradise
Getting serious now as we head off on a 20 kilometer paddle to Cairn Beach. First stop, just an hour into our paddling day is Hille Inlet and the jaw dropping view over the river as it winds its way gently upwards. On to the passage that seperates Whitsunday Island and Hook Island where we find camp at Cairn Beach.
Sleep with a gorgeous sea view in front of you and with your tent nestled into the rainforest behind you.This afternoon you can take the hike up to Whitsunday Peak for outstanding views, snorkel the reef right at your front door or just chill. The choice is yours.
Day 5. - Coral reef and protected coves
After a 12 kilometer paddle to Crayfish Beach, protected by the circling hills of the bay, we can settle into camp. The bay is safe enough for you to self guide your sea kayaks to many of the small beaches that dot the bay, go fishing, snorkelling of just relax. We will keep the cuppas coming!
Day 6. Explore / relax
Last day on expedition and we will encourage you to whatever floats your boat. Read, eat, explore. Theres plenty to do.
Day 7. Back to the Mainland
Time to check out as we await our ride back to Airlie Beach (or Hamilton Island). If you're not saying goodbye and blubbering on about all the new friends you made you'll be coming with us to our (you guessed it) totally cool Airbnb accomadation for your last night. We will either hang out at our digs or kick our heals up in Airlie.
Day 8. Reminisce
We will make sure you know where you're going and how to get there before we set you free for your next adventure.
Priced from $1645
- Sea Kayaks
- Paddling equipment - pfd's, paddling jackets, drybags
- Camping gear - tents, sleeping matts, stoves, cutlery
- Boat transfers out / in to Islands
- Air BnB accomodation before and after trip
- Sleeping bag
*All trip details including recommended personal clothes list emailed out on booking.
2020 Trips currently on hold due to COVID-19. Please register your interest for 2021 trips via email