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Josh Wither

Australia has a lot of places where you can wonder and get lost for a while, but those island beaches are our favorite spots across the country

Words: Emily Georgieva

Photography: Josh Withers

24 April 2019

This part of the Australian continent is truly mesmerizing. We do know that this sounds cliché, but there isn't enough that can be said about those island beaches to put into words what they represent. It is Heaven on Earth.

The mixture of colours is possibly one of the reasons why this Whitsundays made us want to go back. Indigo, yellow, white and blue blend together in a pastel palette, which makes the place look almost unreal.

Created out of 74 islands, Whitsundays is a dream destination for sailors. The Great Barrier Reef surrounds it and it is needless to say how much more exotic the islands are because of it. It is the home of some of the oldest archaeological sites, existing on the east side of the coast. Most of the islands are uninhabited. They have preserved the natural beauty of the place, which is a rare thing to see and needs to be respected.

Whiteheaven Beach is easily the most well-known from the beaches. Airlie Beach, the Hamilton Island and the Heart Reef are also where you must stop on your adventure this side of Australia. We promise you that there we felt pure love and inner peace. There is something about this place that leaves so many unspoken promises.

If you are a fan of sports, you can sign up to run the Great Whitsunday Trial. It is a one-of-a-kind trial, following a path from the rain forests, finishing at the beach of the Coral Sea.

One of the best ways to explore the islands is to travel in style. Hire a 1965 classic Ford Mustang and let your adventurous soul lead the way towards sandy beaches, long sunny days, crystal clear waters and instant happiness.



NOMADSofORIGIN is an independent annual publication with a focus on sustainable travelling and global cultural values. Each issue features interviews, engaging articles and photo guides, which take our nomadic readers through different destinations and introduce them to local people's perspectives.



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