The Whitsundays is a dreamy holiday destination, and when you see it, you’ll understand why; pristine beaches, warm weather and tranquil blue seas. But out of all the amazing activities available, what are some free ones suitable for children? We’ve compiled a list for you.
1. Explore Butterfly Bay
The appropriately-named butterfly bay is home to colonies of butterflies perching in bushes and trees on the water’s edge during certain times of the year. The area offers excellent diving and snorkelling and wonderful marine life and bird life, but if you do enter the water, do so cautiously; be on the lookout for stingrays!
Who doesn’t love the sight of butterflies? Photo courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland/Cathy Finch
2. Swim in Airlie Beach Lagoon
Whether you’re up for a splash in the water or just want to kick back and read a book in the shade, the Airlie Beach Lagoon is the place to take the family. Situated in the heart of Airlie Beach, it provides a safe (and stinger-free) area to swim and play.
The perfect way to cool off. Photo courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland/Mike Hilburger
3. Discover Cedar Creek Falls
If you’re up for a bit of a drive, pack your sunscreen and bathers and head out to this amazing location hidden in the forest. Surrounded by rock cliffs and beautiful white cedar trees, Cedar Creek Falls makes for the ideal spot to cool off in the emerald coloured mountain waters or simply admire the stunning scenery the area has to offer. You won’t want to forget your camera for this one…
The tranquil waters of Cedar Creek Falls. Photo courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland/Peter Lik
4. Play at Logan’s Adventure Playground
Logan’s Adventure Playground is an exciting community-fuelled playground located in Cannonvale, Whitsundays area. Located on the Coral Esplanade opposite the stunning foreshore, the playground features slides, climbing, swings, and more! The kids will have hours of fun running around and exploring everything this vibrant playground has to offer.
The kids will have a ball at this place! Image courtesy of Logan’s Adventure Playground.
5. Explore Conway National Park
Conway National Park can be explored on foot or by boat. Boasting many walking tracks weaving through the woodlands including open forests, mangroves and lowland rainforests, there’s plenty to explore. Need more time to sightsee? Walk-in bush camping is available but must be booked in advance.
Feature image photo courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland/Gareth McGuigan
Feature image photo courtesy of Tourism and Events Queensland/Keiran Lusk