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The Whitsunday Islands

Amidst the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef lie 74 marvelous gems of nature, collectively known as the Whitsunday Islands. Located off the coast of Queensland, these tropical islands are one of the most alluring travel destinations of Australia. Majority of the Islands are designated as Marine and National Parks, which are home to a wide variety of terrestrial and aquatic animals along with a range of exotic underwater flora.

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In 1770, Captain James Cook sailed through the east coast of Australia, and mistaking the day to be the 7th Sunday after Easter, named the passage as the Whitsunday Passage. This is how the Islands supposedly got their name. The Ngaro, aboriginal people of the Islands, have left cave paintings at different sites all over the islands, which represent and reflect the history of the place. [click to continue…]

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