6 Whitsundays family holiday tips

June 25, 2015 - 2 min read

Here are a few things to remember when making your way to the Whitsundays on a family holiday.


First thing’s first, make sure everyone has all the necessary documents on them so they actually make the flight, i.e. ID, flight information, hotel contact numbers, emergency numbers, etc. Also, ensure that everyone has their phone, wallets and any medication or prescriptions items within arm’s reach.


It’s no secret that children aren’t as patient as adults. While the very thought of laying on a tropical beach is enough to get us through a flight, your children will need distractions. Whether it’s a laptop, iPad, handheld gaming device or a good old-fashioned colouring-in book, these are musts if you don’t want your little one to get irritable.

Think about the weather

While the Whitsundays is known for its warm tropical climate, it can still get pretty chilly during the winter months. Winter clothes are a must for the cooler mornings and nights. However, don’t forget to pack some sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat! Even though it’s winter, the intense tropical Whitsunday sun still has plenty of bite.

Always pack runners

While many people enjoy spending their holidays in thongs, there are a range of fun-filled activities which may require closed in footwear – and purchasing this while you’re there can be expensive, particularly for the whole family.

Waterproof camera

If you’re planning on going snorkelling or visiting the Great Barrier Reef be sure to bring a waterproof camera. While most people are content with their smart phone cameras, you won’t want to miss the one-of-kind memories below the surface.

Weigh your bags

Try to travel light so you can avoid paying for extra baggage. If you haven’t payed for extra baggage, be sure to weigh all the bags before getting to the airport. This will make sure you’re not charged the ridiculous excess baggage fees.

Do you have any more tips when packing for a family holiday to the Whitsundays? Let us know in the comments below!

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