Hill Inlet

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Hill Inlet in the Whitsundays is a stunning inlet located at the northern end of Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. As the tide shifts, the white sand and blue hues of the inlet blend seamlessly to create a breathtaking mosaic. Hill Inlet is best viewed from the lookout at Tongue Point on Whitsunday Island. Most people moor their boats in Tongue Bay, take a dingy ashore and make the short uphill walk to the lookout for breathtaking views. If possible, try to reach the lookout when the tide is low to fully experience the beautiful fusion of colours that emerge. Not all operators visit Hill Inlet and the Tongue Point lookout on a Whitehaven Beach visit, so be sure to check before you book if you'd like to go to the lookout.

There are several ways to experience the beauty of Hill Inlet. Many companies offer day trips to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet by ferry, power boat or luxury yacht. Most overnight sailing trips also stop here. It’s also possible to view Hill Inlet from the air by helicopter or seaplane.


  • Hiking
  • Swimming
  • Snorkelling
  • Diving
  • Walking


  • Lookouts
  • Toilets
  • Walking trails
  • Picnic area

Important Information


  • Always do some research before heading out for your journey. Visit the parks website for up to date information on the current conditions. Ensure to check for any updates relating to any warnings that may be issued for the area, and check for the opening and closing times.
  • Wear suitable footwear and ensure to bring a hat and sunscreen to protect yourself from the elements.
  • Plan ahead and ensure to take enough food and water for your journey.
  • Always stay on the marked tracks where possible. Never climb fences, they are there for your own safety.
  • Please consider the environment, take your rubbish with you or place in the bins provided. We want to ensure these beautiful places are still here for our future generations to enjoy.
  • Ensure to let a responsible adult know of your plans and report back into them once you have finished exploring for the day.
  • Leave nothing but footprints. Take nothing but memories.

Photo credits: Aussie Bucket List®

Content credits: Tourism Whitsundays


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3 Reviews

stephat 21 Jan 24
The most incredible view 😍

  • Review Photo of Hill Inlet
Samanthaat 26 Sep 20
Our fav place!

We loved Hill Inlet and could keep coming back again and again. I’ve been 3 times, last time on the Whitsunday Bullet with Explore Whitsundays. Was such a nice day tour and can happily recommend it 👍🏼

  • Review Photo of Hill Inlet
  • Review Photo of Hill Inlet

Location & Supplier

Hill Inlet, Whitsundays

Address: Hill Inlet, Whitsunday Island, Queensland 4802

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