South Whitehaven Beach Lookout Opened July 2019

In July 2019 the South Whitehaven Beach Lookout opened to the public, Consistently voted in the top 10 beaches in the world this 97% silica sand pure white beach is now available to see from above without the expense of a seaplane or helicopter!



Access to this platform starts from the southern end of Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island Queensland Australia; The walking track is approximately 1 km through Australian native bush and local rainforest. When you get to the top of the short 1km walk, the Whitsundays Islands National Park opens up before your eyes, and believe me this is pure eye candy.
On one side you will see the sparkling waters through the inlets in Chance Bay, on the other you will see 7 km of white pure silica sand stretching down Whitehaven Beach towards the northern hill inlet.

How To EXPERIENCE South Whitehaven Lookout?

Zigzag Whitsundays day tour has been granted special access to this track and platform. With departures daily at 8 am, the friendly crew on Zigzag will take you to Whitehaven Beach, including the south lookout for around two hours! we also include two snorkel locations and an island resort stopover at Palm Bay Resort on Long Island. All this happens in one day, on the Whitsundays fastest boat!

Since the lookout has opened, Zigzag has received raving reviews about the spectacular scenery this platform provides. We are happy to say that the new South Whitehaven Beach Lookout is now a staple in our day tour of the islands.



South Whitehaven Beach Lookout Sign for the start of the walking track

South Whitehaven Reviews For The New Lookout

Zigzag was THE BEST boat tour I’ve ever been on. Kayleigh is an absolute legend! Great sense of humour, kind, knowledgeable, professional and so passionate about the reef and making sure we all had an unforgettable experience. Her co-worker was really great as well (sorry can’t remember her name). The two snorkel stops were epic as was THE beach – whitehaven beach. It is well worth walking up to the look out point which gives you one of the best views you’ll ever see anywhere in the world. Simply mind-blowing. I won’t spoil the location of the last stop as it’s an amazing surprise and really finished off the day so perfectly. I cannot recommend zigzag highly enough – if you’re thinking of booking, do it! You won’t regret it x

Katie Day

Review From Google Business , August 2019

We had a fantastic day out with Zigzag! Staff were wonderful and went out of their way to make our day as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. We loved snorkelling on the reef despite the cool water. We were all provided with wetsuits which definitely helped. Swimming at Whitehaven was a real highlight and the view from the lookout was spectacular! Great music, delicious lunch and an exhilarating boat ride! Would definitely recommend Zigzag!

Mary Gaffney

Review From Google Business , July 2019

What Will It Cost?


More information about our Whitsundays Day Tour can be found on our homepage; all tours have live availability with dynamic pricing applied to all tours. Dynamic Pricing means our tickets start at $125 and as they sell out the price increases EG  $145 $155 $175. Book online today with ZigZag day tour and be some of the first people in the world to visit the new South Whitehaven lookout

Queensland Parks and wildlife service implemented the platform and walking track after cyclone Debbie tore through the region two years earlier. Constructed on a large rocky outcrop this wooden structure gives 120° views of Whitsunday Islands and Whitehaven Beach. All the team at ZigZag Whitsundays would like to thank the team at QPW. This  allows us the opportunity to show our guests this phenomenal view of our local region.

Girl taking in the lookout at South Whitehaven Beach

Dynamic Pricing

The only Whitsundays Day Trip with Dynamic Pricing, Tickets Start At Only $125


Comfortable Boat Ride

Comfortable Ride With More Destinations And More Time At Them


Everything Included

Our Tour Is Fully Inclusive Of Lunch Morning Tea Afternoon Tea Snorkel Equipment and Wetsuit.


Get In Touch


Contact us

07 4813 9007

ZigZag Whitsundays
Coral Sea Marina|Resort
Shingley Drive
Airlie Beach QLD 4802

About us

ZigZag Whitsundays is a locally owned and operated company. Owners Ben ( Boat Mechanic)and Nicole (Marine Biologist) are dedicated to giving you the best tour in Airlie Beach