From viewing the holiday brochure and postcards from your friends that have visited the Whitsunday Islands, most people think the gorgeous Whitsundays is going to be too expensive, and probably out of their price range.
But to sail them islands, party in a tropical location, or just relax on the perfect white sandy beaches of the Whitsundays is possible, and can actually be much cheaper than you think!
Whether or not your are traveling with a group of mates with the condor whitsundays, or just by yourself, you really don’t have to spend your last dime to discover why the Whitsunday Islands truly is a place of wonder and why so many people travel from all over the world to visit this spectacular part of Australia.
The perfect affordable ‘below $100 a day’ holiday of the 74 Whitsunday Islands, and beautiful Airlie Beach is within your reach, if you know the secrets to travelling the Whitsundays on a budget.
Diving the Whitsundays for under $100
The Great Barrier Reef and the crystal blue waters of the Whitsundays is the real reason you come to the Whitsundays, right? Well, experiencing the Whitsundays from under water is a must for any visitor, and you can do it for around $85 per person which includes a two island cruise of the Whitsundays and a snorkel in some of the best spots you’ll ever go.
Sailing the Whitsundays for under $100
Imagine if you could charter your own yacht around the Whitsunday Islands, and then imagine that you can do it for way under $100! Seems hard to believe, well it’s not.
Bareboats are the best way to get out and see the Whitsundays and visit areas many tourist don’t see. Now, if you head down the main street of Airlie Beach to Magnums or other spots that the backpackers hang out and suggest splitting the cost of the boat, you’ll quickly find a bunch of willing new friends to share the costs, and your trip will end up costing you maybe $70 at the most for one of the most scenic adventures of a lifetime.
Staying in the Whitsundays for under $100
OK, so like any tropical destination, the Whitsundays can be a little expensive for accommodation, but if you are willing to sacrifice the luxury of air conditioning, maybe your privacy and a few other things you can actually find share accommodation in Airlie Beach for under $20 a night. Or if you really prefer your own room and ensuite bathroom, than the YHA offers rooms for under $90 a night.
Dining Out for under $100
While the Whitsundays may have plenty of world class restaurants on hand, you can head down to the Airlie Beach Hotel or one of the other local spots in town and find for $100 you’ll eat for a week, and the meals are fantastic! They also taste even better with an icy cold beer overlooking the beautiful Airlie beach.
Island Hopping for under $100
If you want to see a little more of the Whitsundays, you can catch a ride on one of the island transfer boats to and from the Airlie Beach mainland out to a number of tourist resort islands in the Whitsundays, stop in for a few hours and have a look around the islands, and then head back on the next boat the same day. It’s a great way to see the Islands without actually having to pay the big dollars to stay there.