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Activities & Tours

With its location set amongst the Whitsunday Islands there are boundless opportunities to explore the island and surrounds and many once-in-a-lifetime moments. In addition to all the diving and snorkelling the heart desires, guests can take a sailing charter out to Whitehaven Beach or try their hand at fishing, or a helicopter tour to Heart Reef or Whitehaven Beach with a gourmet picnic hamper.

At Elysian there is adventure to suit everyone's taste.
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The activities at Elysian are complimentary and included in the stay.


Enjoy unlimited use of snorkelling equipment during your stay.


Try your hand at stand-up paddleboarding and enjoy a bit of light exercise while taking in the scenery. You might even be lucky enough to see a green turtle.


Guests can take a glass bottom kayak and explore just off the shore, within the sheltered bay.


Begin your day with a morning yoga session to gently awaken your body and calm your mind. Our instructor will guide you through a series of flowing movements, poses and meditation techniques by the ocean to bring your body into a state of relaxation and balance. *Subject to availability

Private classes are also available upon request.


Enhance your Elysian experience with a boat or helicopter charter within the Great Barrier Reef.

Bookings are essential for these adventures, but can be done on arrival to Elysian.

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Idyllic island views surrounded by nothing but sapphire vistas. A combination leaving nothing left desired, perfect for exploring those hidden gems of the Whitsundays! Take the ride of your life while cruising through sub-tropical islands with some of the most spectacular ocean views on offer in the Whitsunday Islands! 

Experience the best of the Whitsundays at Whitehaven Beach and also self-guided Snorkelling of fringing reefs at Chalkies Beach and the same pure white silica sands as Whitehaven Beach, without the crowds!

Enjoy a gourmet beach picnic for lunch prepared by our chef.

Explore :

Sail & Snorkel $315

Outer Reef Snorkel $460


Outer Reef Dive $565


Sail & Snorkel: This sailing adventure includes two of the best locations in the Whitsundays, the famous Whitehaven Beach and also Chalkies Beach for snorkelling its fantastic reef. Includes transfers to/from Palm Bay Resort for connection at Hamilton.

Outer Reef Dive or Snorkel : See the world heritage listed Great Barrier Reef up close and personal on a snorkelling or diving adventure. This tour takes you to the awesome Bait Reef on the outer reef. Transfers from/to Hamilton Island included to meet tour.

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Whitehaven Beach                  $399

Fly directly to the world famous Whitehaven Beach, on board your own private helicopter. With aerial views of the Whitsunday Islands and swirling sands of Hills Inlet, it’s an experience you won’t forget. Arriving on the beach in style, you’ll have 1 1/2 hours to explore or relax.


You can only truly appreciate the beautiful colours and patterns of the Great Barrier Reef from the air. On this tour, you’ll travel by your own private helicopter from Elysian Retreat, and explore all the best sights of the Whitsundays. Highlights of the flight include Heart Reef, Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach. On Whitehaven, your helicopter will land, with 1/2 hour for you to explore or relax.


Whitsunday Jetski Tours $325


A great tour for the more adventurous traveller who wants to maximise their time on the water. This is one of the best Whitsunday tours you can choose for a mix of scenery and adventure…explore the beautiful Whitsunday Islands including the scenic waterways around Daydream and South Molle Islands while pausing for photos, power snacks and the occasional marine life encounter.

Price includes transfers to and from departure point. 

Whitehaven & Bike Adventure $210


Take the ride of your life while cruising through sub-tropical islands with some of the most spectacular ocean views on offer in the Whitsunday Islands! 

Experience the best of the Whitsundays, including visiting two of the Whitsunday Islands, the World Famous Whitehaven Beach, as well as self-guided mountain biking on South Molle Island with the only island Mountain Bike trail.

  • Visit Whitehaven Beach

  • Visit South Molle Island, and experience the Whitsunday Islands only Mountain Bike trail

Equipment Rental of:

  • Mountain Bike (including Helmet) - you can upgrade to an E-Mountain Bike!

Note: Hire Equipment is supplied by Whitsunday Outdoor Adventure Hire.


Great barrier reef experience

This incredible full day experience lets you enjoy an outstanding range of interactive Great Barrier Reef Adventures with Cruise Whitsundays

The day trip to Heart pontoon departs Airlie Beach and Hamilton Island every day, journeying past spectacular islands enroute to the outer Great Barrier Reef.

Once at the reef, board their incredible interactive pontoon and spend the day exploring the colourful underwater world of magnificent corals, colourful fish and marine life.

Reef Vessel

Cruise Whitsundays operates a range of comfortable cruising vessels to the Great Barrier Reef. All of our vessels are high speed catamarans with spacious air conditioned lounges, large outer viewing decks, bars serving refreshments and comfortable seating.


Introductory Dive, Certified Dives, Snorkel Safari, Guided Seabob Tour.