Daydream Island, found in the beautiful Whitsundays, is a firm favourite for families. Home to just one giant resort, the island carefully caters for guests with an array of activities for all ages. While little ones will be content with exciting games at the on site kids club, teens and adventurous adults can explore the island’s more action packed activities. Whether you would like to zoom past the shore on a fast paced jet ski or fly into the air with a parachute attached, Daydream Island is the perfect spot to try your hand at many adventure activities. Here are a few of our favourites.
Daydream Island opens the door to explore a treasure trove of underwater life found in the Great Barrier Reef. Venture on a scuba diving tour and come face to face with a plethora of marine life. Watch schools of tropical fish pass you by and see an array of colourful coral flourishing under the surface. There are many tours specifically for beginners, so don’t worry if this is your first time diving underwater. The pristine conditions and azure waters of the Great Barrier Reef make it an ideal destination for a scuba diving adventure.
Jump onboard a jet ski and make your way around the island. Jet skiing will get your adrenaline pumping as you shoot across the water, darting over the waves and enjoying the picturesque views. Head out from the island and go where you please - find deserted beaches and hidden sea caves. You can also enjoy a jet skiing tour where you will be escorted from Airlie Beach to Daydream Island, on a 50km water logged adventure.
One of the most exciting activities on Daydream Island is parasailing or tandem parasailing. After being strapped into a parachute, you will be gently lifted from the speed boat to float serenely in the air. Feel the wind in your hair as you disappear up to the sky and feel the exhilaration of flying for the first time. Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the turquoise waters and white sandy shores below as your ride takes you around the island.
You will want to enjoy the Whitsunday’s warm, balmy weather and spend as much time out on the water as possible. Guests of Daydream Island can enjoy a variety of fantastic water sports, including kayaking and snorkelling. Why not try a new skill? Waterskiing, wakeboarding or knee boarding is available for adventure seekers. Hold on tight as you are whisked away behind a fast paced speed boat. Once you get your balance you might even be able to master a few tricks – like going one handed!
To truly appreciate the magnificent surrounds, take to the skies with a scenic helicopter flight. You’ll be surprised by the clarity of the reef as you glide over the bright blue waters. Touted as being one of the seven wonders of the natural world, it is spectacular to experience the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef from the sky. Keep an eye out for the silky white sand of Whitehaven Beach and the famous love heart shaped coral formation, known as Heart Reef.