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Top 10 Things to do on Daydream Island

If you’re looking for that special Queensland holiday with the kids, a Whitsunday holiday package is most likely the perfect solution. Located only a high-speed luxury boat ride away from Hamilton Island, Daydream Island Resort and Spa is a family-focused island resort with the works. The stunning crystal-clear blue coastline meets the whites of the sand, and the dewy greens of the picturesque rainforests, and amongst this natural playground is an endless list of things to do.

Here’s our pick for the Top 10 things to do at Daydream Island Resort and Spa

1. Glass Bottom Boat Tour

Discover the natural beauty that makes Daydream Island so unique. This interpretive tour involves viewing coral and feeding fish from the Glass Bottom Boat, circumnavigating the island for one-hour trips. The whole family can enjoy this delightful (and, included) activity. Viewing the marine life in their natural habitat will be an experience you won’t soon forget!

2. Beach fun!

Daydream Island’s beaches are absolutely stunning. Catering for whatever you’re looking for, why not adopt a lounger for the day and leave reality behind for a good book? If you’re not one to sit still for very long, the island offers a range of water sports sure to take your fancy (and tire out the kids!). Try your hand at kayaking, parasailing, fishing, stand up paddle boarding, sailing and scuba diving. The best snorkelling is found at Lover’s Cove, which is home to live coral and colourful marine life – perfect to ‘wow’ the kids! We also offer a number of exciting complimentary activities available only in our packages, including jetskiing, and twilight kayaking tours.

3. Land Activities

If you’re choosing a land-based activity, Daydream Island won’t let you down. Complimentary activities include giant chess, beach volleyball, tennis, bocce and coconut bowls! Toddlers to teenagers will love the Jungle Jumble Kids Playground, watching the giant 44ft screen with2tickets to the Outdoor Cinema included in selected packages, and playing unlimited Australia-themed 19-hole mini golf.

4. Skippers Club

Give the kids a day out with the Skippers Club. With a 0-5 years program, as well as a 6 to 12 years program, there is something for each of the little ones to enjoy! From arts and crafts to treasure hunts and group games, the kids will make friends, have a fun-filled day, and come home to you happy and ready for bed!

5. Discover the Live Reef

Daydream Island is home to a unique man-made lagoon where visitors of all ages, guided by professional staff, can experience the wonders of the deep through sight, sound and touch. Baby stingrays, sharks, and sea cucumbers are a few of the marine creatures available to handle in this wet wonderland. The kids will love watching the fish, and this aquarium is sure to calm any frazzled nerves of parents. With a chance to walk amongst these beautiful creatures, offered in some of the many Daydream Island packages, this is sure to be an incredible experience for the whole family.

6. Dine your way around the Island

No perfect holiday is complete without delicious dining options. With an array of dining discoveries waiting for your arrival, Daydream Island is sure to please even the most picky tastebuds. Start your day off with an exciting buffet breakfast with a table overlooking the azure ocean, or enjoy some seafood on the beach for lunch. Dinner can be as casual as pizza in thongs, or as romantic as a private table on the beach – with a 3-course meal for 2, complimentary in our packages, whichever you pick, family satisfaction is guaranteed.

7. Scenic Helicopter Rides

With its own helipad on site, Daydream Island is the perfect place to set off on a scenic flight. Spot the famous heart reef, the magnificent Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, and the thousands of colours beneath the water’s surface – it’s an incomparable experience! If you want to have an action-packed day out, a heli-reef tour is just the thing for you, incorporating a trip to a reef pontoon where you can snorkel, dive and enjoy a tropical buffet lunch.

8. Day Trips to Airlie Beach and other Whitsunday Islands

The Whitsundays are a mecca of fun, and what better way to make the most of your stay than by getting out there and exploring? Day trip to Hamilton Island to hire a buggy and play golf on the stunning par 71 Golf Course; indulge yourself for a day on the luxurious Hayman Island; or get your nature fix on a trip to Whitehaven’s silica sands and Mantaray Bay’s fascinating marine wonderland.

9. Rainforest Walks

The sounds of the tropical North Queensland rainforests are really quite indescribable, and the sights are breathtaking. Escape into the crisp climate and discover the flora and fauna Daydream Island has to offer. The kids will love learning about the different trees and flowers, and their imagination will truly go wild in the magic of this enchanting setting. View the islands from lookouts waiting to be discovered, and take a snap of a lizard or two!

10. Rejuvenation Spa

To experience the utmost relaxation, the Rejuvenation Spa on Daydream Island is a must. Why not experience a day of pampering while the kids are in Skippers Club! This world class spa provides a holistic approach to wellbeing, offering the time-tested health benefits of naturopathy, aromatherapy, hydrotherapy and massage. Indulge in a Kahuna massage, or calm your senses with an aromatherapy session. Heal any woes with reiki, or experience the intense hydro-storm steam affusion shower. Try a combination of these incredible therapies, using the spa credit we’ve thrown in, just for you! No matter which treatment you choose, you’ll leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.