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What are the dos and don’ts of visiting Daydream Island?

Do take advantage of complimentary activities

When you book hotel and accommodation on Daydream Island, there are dozens of free things to do while you’re away. A few of the activities to enjoy while holidaying on Daydream Island packages are guided rainforest walks, outdoor fitness classes, and free hire of kayaks, paddle boards, and snorkelling equipment.

Don’t touch the coral while snorkelling

Snorkelling is a must-do activity for many travellers who book Daydream Island holiday packages. While snorkelling, avoid touching the coral for a couple reasons. Firstly, the Great Barrier Reef is a precious ecosystem, and touching coral can cause it to break or become damaged. Secondly, a lot of coral has razor-sharp edges that can cause cuts.

Do enjoy some downtime in between activities

One of the main perks of booking Daydream Island packages is to enjoy the Great Barrier Reef in a relaxed and quiet atmosphere. In between rainforest walks and snorkelling excursions, make sure you schedule in some downtime as well. Daydream Island is home to three gorgeous beaches as well as a rejuvenating spa.

What are the best things to do on Daydream Island?

Witness the Living Reef

Daydream Island is home to a unique man-made coral lagoon. It’s seen as the centrepiece of the island and is a must-see for travellers holidaying on Daydream Island packages. While visiting the reef, there are several ways to get up close and personal with the fish and corals of the Great Barrier Reef. Watch live feedings, touch a stingray, or even don some flippers and a mask and enjoy a snorkelling tour of the Living Reef. 

Take a Glass-Bottom Boat Tour

Don’t miss the chance to see the Great Barrier Reef up close while visiting on Daydream Island holiday packages. There are multiple ways to explore the reefs offshore, with one of the most popular activities being glass-bottom boat tours. Glass-bottom boat tours offer a different perspective on the Great Barrier Reef than snorkelling or diving. Visitors holidaying on Daydream Island accommodation and flight packages can enjoy scenic glass-bottom boat tours that showcase views of the reef below deck and beautiful views of the island up above.

Explore the Daydream Island Rainforest

Daydream Island is most well-known for its beautiful beaches and access to the Great Barrier Reef. However, there’s more to the island than its coastline! Daydream Island is home to a tropical rainforest that’s just as breathtaking as the much larger rainforests on mainland Queensland. Experience the native flora and fauna of tropical North Queensland while visiting the Whitsundays on Daydream Island holiday packages, and also catch some beautiful views from lookouts throughout the rainforest. Visitors staying on the island with Daydream Island packages can even take advantage of free guided tours of the rainforest.

When is the best time to visit the Whitsundays with Daydream Island packages?

As a tropical island located at the heart of the Whitsundays, there’s no bad time to book Daydream Island accommodation and flight packages. In the late spring and summer months, Daydream Island experiences hot and humid weather with daytime temperatures of about 30°C. The humid weather leads to a bit of rainfall, but not enough to prevent people from visiting the beach and getting out on the reef. Since the summer months coincide with school holidays, it’s a popular time for families to book hotel and accommodation on Daydream Island. Accommodation can sell out, so be sure to book early if this is when you’re hoping to visit.

As the busy summer season draws to a close, humidity levels decrease and temperatures cool down a bit. Expect daytime temperatures of about 26°C in the autumn and 24°C in the winter. The beautiful temperatures are accompanied by minimal rain and plenty of sunshine. If you book Daydream Island holiday packages during these cooler months, you’ll also have the opportunity to go whale watching in the Whitsundays.

Like most areas of the Great Barrier Reef, Daydream Island experiences a stinger season. This season lasts from October to May in the Whitsundays. If you book Daydream Island accommodation and flight packages during stinger season, make sure to wear a stinger suit while swimming or snorkelling.

How much time should I spend on Daydream Island?

There’s a wide range of activities to enjoy while visiting the Whitsundays on Daydream Island holiday packages. To experience all that the island has to offer, plan to spend about three to five days there. If you have a bit more time or want to explore the Whitsundays at a slower pace, consider booking hotel and accommodation on Daydream Island for about a week. Take the time to enjoy the island’s activities and enjoy day trip excursions to Whitehaven Beach and Conway National Park.