Summer in the Whitsundays

The Whitsundays is probably best known for sunny days and blue turquoise water but to get that weather for the majority of the year we have to trade in six weeks a year to the rain gods.

Most of our rain falls in summer so it’s nice and warm, meaning that all the usual activities can happen except maybe picnics… nobody likes a soggy sandwich. The warmer days and evenings make it a perfect time of year to enjoy the water, both ocean (with protective suits) or pool and sample the variety of cold drinks and ice cream on offer in the region.

Summer is also the time of year for ripe mangoes! Bowen, the northern part of the Whitsundays, is the home of the Kensington Pride mango variety and during summer you’ll find roadside stalls selling bags and boxes of beautiful ripe mangoes from Bowen to Airlie Beach.