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Whitehaven Beach, Whitsunday Islands, Australia


Queensland is home to some of the world’s most treasured natural wonders such as the Great Barrier Reef and the ancient Daintree Rainforest, this region boasts beautiful beaches, perfect islands and tropical rainforests.

Visit The Whitsundays, made up of 74 beautiful tropical islands located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.

Only a handful of the 74 islands have resorts on them, and most are beautiful, tropical deserted islands which make a fabulous option for a boating holiday.

Northern Cove, Thala Beach Lodge, Port Douglas, Australia
Port Douglas, Australia

Further north, the tropical North Queensland is where the rainforest meets the reef. Port Douglas is a relaxed and sophisticated town and the perfect base from which to explore two World Heritage Listed areas – the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. The town boasts a beautiful beach, some of Australia’s best restaurants and a good selection of accommodation.

Lizard Island Resort, Snorkelling, Lizard Island, Queensland, Australia
Lizard Island Resort, Lizard Island, Australia

The Great Barrier Reef is a World Heritage site extending 2,600 kilometres along Australia’s east coast. The Reef’s diversity reflects the maturity of the ecosystem, which has evolved over hundreds of thousands of years. It is the world’s most extensive coral reef system and is one of the planet’s richest areas in terms of faunal diversity containing 400 types of coral, 1,500 species of fish, and 4,000 types of mollusc.

The reef is also the habitat of whales, dolphins, dugongs, large turtles, a variety of harmless sharks and it is an important habitat for seabirds, shore and land birds.


Aboriginal Rock Art

Discover ancient rock art with Willie Gorgon, elder of the Nugal Clan.

Lizard Island Experience

Stay on a remote island on the Great Barrier Reef; fringed by coral reefs and white sandy beaches.

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River Activities

Drift along the crystal clear streams of the Mossman River on a river snorkelling or canoeing safari.

Whitsundays Island Adventure

Charter a yacht to explore some of the 74 Whitsunday islands, or head to the skies by helicopter or seaplane for an aerial view.

Daintree Rainforest

Explore the 135 million-year-old Daintree rainforest.

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Great Barrier Reef Experience

Snorkel or dive in the ultimate underwater world on the Great Barrier Reef.

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Holiday Inspiration

Our experts have created and curated these tailor-made holiday ideas to get you started. Take the time to search through them and find something that is the spark for your unique adventure.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Amy Waters

After my degree in Fine Art I didn’t really know what career I wanted or what path I would take. The only thing I knew is that having spent a summer in America it had given me the desire to explore and see as many places as possible before becoming a grown up and entering the real world.
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Clare Higginson

It was my passion for languages that first encouraged me to leave the UK behind and grab my rucksack. Since then, it’s been a mixture of intriguing cultures, jaw-dropping landscapes and the wonder of seeing animals in their natural habitat that sees me continuously extending my travel wish list. I also seek adventure; exploring the deep blue or hiking a peak often winning favour. Although it’s my time horse herding in Mongolia that I regularly want to relive.
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Why Choose Steppes?

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