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Whitsunday Islands, Australia

Any eco tourist who enjoys relaxing should pay a visit to the Whitsunday Islands in Australia. With 74 islands this area just of the coast of Queensland Australia is as beautiful as they come and a welcome break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

There is no better location for the ecotourist visiting Australia who likes to relax on a beach and enjoy the sun than Whitehaven Beach. Given the title of world's most eco friendly beach by CNN and renowned for its beautiful white sand and clear water the beach is over 4 miles long and is paradise for the green traveller.

The mere thought of spending any time in this beautiful area in a car or bus would probably horrify any green traveller so why not explore the beach and other island with one of the Salty Dog Sea Kayaking Tours. The wonderful thing about these tours is that there is something for everyone regardless of age or experience.

So whether you want to take the half day Snorkel and Turtle tour or if you want to immerse yourself in the islands with the six day guided tour a combination of fun and relaxation should be had.

Another area of these stunning islands you won't want to miss is Hill Inlet. Regarded by many as the most picturesque part of the entire islands it's said that the 20 minute walk inland to the Tongue Point Lookout is well worth it as it enjoys the best views, so you won't want to forget your camera for this trip.

The Cape Gloucester Eco-resort offers ecotourists environmentally friendly whilst at the same time being feet from the beach. Once you arrive you can choose to relax at the bar, enjoy watching the array of wildlife, or even borrow one of the glass bottomed kayaks and enjoy a relaxing paddle.

photo by Penelope Beveridge

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