This idyllic part of Australia is well and truly recovering from Cyclone Debbie in May, 2017, with its natural beauty there for all to see and experience.
Fly over most of its 74 islands and part of the Great Barrier Reef on a one-hour scenic flight with GSL Aviation, in either fixed-wing aircraft or helicopter.
Whichever you choose, there are no words to describe just how beautiful it is as you fly over the reef, including the unmistakable Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach and neighbouring Hill Inlet.
Another way to explore it is on the water. Take it slow and easy on the elegant and historic 90-ft yacht Derwent Hunter, or zoom out to the reef with the fun, fast and furious Ocean Rafting, with a highlight being the walk to the lookout at Hill Inlet and a swim and lunch at Whitehaven Beach.