Dent Island – Whitsundays: A No Golf Day on a Golf Island

Dent Island - Whitsundays

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View of Hamilton Island from Dent Island

Did you know that one of the 74 islands in the Whitsunday is a Golf Club? But if you are not really a golfer, keep on reading. Visiting Dent Island does not need to be just for the golfers (If you are though, go for it, enjoy a game). The golf is in fact called the Hamilton Island Golf Club as it is accessible via ferry from Hamilton Island.

If, like me, you are not a golfer, I highly suggest lunch. The package includes the ferry, a delicious two-course meal and a buggy tour of the back nine to admire the view. You will need to book ahead as, rightly so, it is quite a popular activity.


Seriously, don’t miss out on this relaxing experience. The view is stunning and the food top-notch. Oh, and the drinks, of course…..

The departure is from Hamilton Island marina and the trip lasts about 10 minutes. On arrival to Dent Island, a shuttle took us to the clubhouse. We started with a self-driven guided buggy tour of the back nine. We followed the guide in our own little buggy and admired the truly breathtaking view. The 360 view of the ocean and nearby islands is a feast for the eyes. From the intense sea blue to the gliding boats, it makes a definite great photo spot. This is a great location to see Hamilton Island, Whitsunday Island and many more.

Hamilton Island Golf Club


After this grand tour, the sea breeze opened our appetite and we enjoyed a great meal. The food was really good and the site amazing.


Pro tip: If you are visiting between June and September, the island is a great place to spot the whales. Keep an eye on those beautiful giants!


Overall, this was a relaxing day surrounded by a superb view and a nice sea breeze. Check out the video on Youtube if you want to know more.


Don’t forget to book your day out!

Until next time travel safe and enjoy this beautiful country!

Cheers,

Julie

A day to remember: Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet

Whitehaven and Hill Inlet

One of the bucket list things to do in the Whitsundays, Queensland, Australia – is to visit Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet.  Rated one of the top beaches to visit in the world and top things to do in the Whitsundays, let’s go see if it can hold on to its reputation!

The pure white sand and the ethereal blue of the sky and sea blend in a swirl of contrasts at Hill Inlet. Say no more, let’s go and explore!

A few facts about Whitehaven before we take you there….

With 98% silica content, the sand is incredibly white and makes a swishy sound when you walk on it.  I have never been on a beach that has such a distinctive sound! Even if you go there when it is scorching hot, the sand will not burn your feet if you walk on it.  Amazing! The only thing you have to be mindful of is the sand going into electronic equipment like phones and camera…. Apparently, it can make a lot of damages.

So, here is how our day went. We departed from Hamilton Island – but it would be as easy to go from Airlie Beach, just a bit longer. The boat we took departs from Airlie Beach, pick some passengers on Hamilton Island and then heads up to Whitehaven Beach. There are a few companies that will bring you there for a day trip but we went with Cruise Whitsundays and it was quite a stable and quick ride. About 30 -40 minutes later we were ferried ashore to Whitehaven Beach where canopies were set up. Make sure you bring your reef-safe sunscreen as the sun is quite intense! Some people stayed on the beach of a leisurely stroll or swim, others like us took a small boat to go to Tongue Bay, where we headed up for a bushwalk to an observatory where we could admire the Hill Inlet swirls.  Seriously, be prepared to be dazzled! Thank you, mother nature, for this beautiful display. Seriously worth it in every way.

We headed back down to the other side of the hill where we were picked up and ferried back to Whitehaven beach right on time for lunch. Now, we could have just relaxed on beach for the rest of the afternoon, but instead, we decided to go for a bushwalk.  We did a short circuit, bout 1 hour, to take advantage of the various vantage points and we were not deceived!

Whitehaven beach is located on the largest of the 74 islands of the Whitsundays appropriately called Whitsunday island which is a national park. That means that there are no developments and the viewpoints are quite exceptional.

After relaxing a bit on the beach, it was already time to go back but, oh! what a day.

A majestic place where time stops and the beauty of nature will make you forget all your troubles. Just go there and have a look for yourself, there is just nothing else like it!

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