Monday, 6 April 2015
Top 5 activities on Daydream Island
If you’re looking for some holiday inspiration and keen to plan your stay ahead of time, here are five great holiday ideas to pass your days on gorgeous Daydream Island:
1) Water activities
Daydream Island is located in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and overlooking the spectacular Whitsunday Passage. Surrounded by beautiful blue water and with some amazing swimming pools of it’s own, it’s no surprise that water-based activities are top of mind for most visitors to the Resort.
There are catamarans and kayaks available for use as well as boats and jet skis for hire. In fact, these waters offer some of the best sailing in the country. There’s no better place to learn to sail than Daydream Island.
Snorkeling is one of the most popular activities with Daydream having its own spectacular fringing coral reef, providing much colour amongst all the coral formations and tropical fish species. Count how many different species you can spot during a fish feeding session. Snorkeling equipment and fish food is available for hire.
The amazing Living Reef is a must-see during your stay on the island. It’s hard to miss as it’s located at the entrance to the resort and consists of two large man-made coral reef lagoons, home for more than 140 species of colourful marine animals and 83 species of coral.
You can hand-feed resident stingrays, baby sharks and barramundi as well as learn about the wondrous marine eco-system. Lagoon favourites Pikelet and Pancake the stingrays and Bruce the sickle fin lemon shark are on show.
Free educational fish feeding sessions conducted by the experienced marine biologists are held each day. There are a range of more immersive and hands on tours available to get closer to the lagoons and their inhabitants, including the Reef Ranger and Stingray Splash experiences.
It’s educational, awe inspiring and the best way to get a Reef experience without going out to the Reef itself.
Located at the northern end of Daydream Island, the Rejuvenation Spa is an award winning facility that combines an extensive array of health and beauty treatments to pamper and reinvigorate the mind, body and soul.
The Spa provides a holistic approach to wellbeing, offering the time-tested health benefits of naturopathy, aromatherapy, hydrotherapy and massage, along with an array of beauty therapies.
Facilities include 16 individual treatment rooms, vichy showers, thermal tables, hydrotherapy tubs, steam effusion showers, dual treatment rooms, dual spa baths and private relaxation areas.
The Spa will have you looking and feeling your best in no time, and with one of the best views in Australia.
4) Rainforest Walk
A leisurely rainforest walk is one way for visitors to Daydream to really experience the natural beauty of the island’s wildlife and flora.
Daydream’s 30-minute rainforest walk provides a truly up close and personal view of the island. The walk is a fairly leisurely hike where you will feel a world away and can appreciate an estimated 200 species of plant life on the island.
During the walk you can look out to the horizon and enjoy breathtaking views of the ocean, and sometimes even spot whales, turtles and dugongs.
In fact, a visit to Daydream is a step into a natural, living and breathing sanctuary. Getting back to nature is a perfect way to relax and unwind and that’s what Daydream is all about.
Some of the best activities actually involve not doing very much. After all, a holiday for many is as much about relaxation. Daydream’s popular outdoor cinema is a great place to sit back and enjoy a movie on the big screen.
Gorgeous Lovers Cove is the perfect location for Sunset drinks and nibbles to enjoy the spectacular sunsets over the Whitsunday Passage.
Or, how about a cool cocktail, good book and a lounge chair poolside for an afternoon of taking in the tropical island surroundings?
For more information on visiting Daydream Island visit www.daydreamisland.com
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