Great day at the Whitsunday Islands
Trip Start Nov 01, 2012
94Trip End Mar 06, 2013
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With hair electricals removed (and replaced with water) we drove into Airlie Beach to board ‘Big Fury’ and take a day tour around the Whitsunday Islands . Whitsunday Island is the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsunday Group. It is uninhabited, but is known particularly well for the 7 kilometre stretch of pristine, white, soft, silica sand called Whitehaven Beach. This magnificent sand, which is 99.89% pure quartz, was mined in 1960 to sell to Japan for glass making. However, this practise has since stopped, and the area is now protected for M&K to enjoy a lazy afternoon.