Summer in the Whitsundays

What better way to soak up the sun than on a holiday in the Whitsunday Islands – the summer capital of the world! While not strictly summer, the best time to holiday in the Whitsunday Islands is September. This time of year offers the best balance between sunny temperatures and the lowest humidity, so you can make the most of your time on the beach and in the water.

True summer in the Whitsundays, from January to March, is the tropical wet season, when the weather is dominated by steamy heat and tropical rains. Of course, this time of year offers its own tropical beauty, and there’s plenty to do on a summer holiday in the Whitsunday Islands, but make sure you come prepared for some sticky heat - an even better excuse to get out on a catamaran and go diving in the Great Barrier Reef! Purpose built catamarans with air-conditioning are a must at this time of year.

No matter what time of year you come, it’s always summer in the Whitsundays. The average temperatures ranging from 18-27 degrees Celsius, perfect for an island getaway. One of the most popular islands for accommodation year-round is Hamilton Island in the Whitsundays, but Hayman Island is also worth visiting for its exclusive luxury. However, there’s nowhere like Airlie Beach when it comes to a location that gives you access to a variety of tours and sight-seeing opportunities.

Sailing tours depart Airlie Beach nearly every day of the week, taking guests to visit various islands in the Whitsundays. Tours are also available to take guests to the best scuba diving and snorkelling locations in this area. Located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, there’s no better way to snorkel than amongst the fish, corals and other incredible and unique wildlife here, while on holidays in the Whitsunday Islands.

Book a sailing and snorkelling tour with Wings at any time of the year and the friendly crew will show you all the best experiences to be had during the year round summer in the Whitsundays.