Since the very dawn of the backpacker trail along Australia's East Coast - there has been one destination that every traveller has listed at the very top of his or her bucket list - the Whitsunday Islands.

Whitehaven Beach is constantly voted in the world's top 10 beaches, with its white silica sand and clear waters so pure that you can clean your jewellery in it. Here's a little Instagram inspired taste of why this popular tourist destination attract thousands year on year...

1. Hill Inlet

2. The stunning Whitehaven Beach

3. Incredible Sailing Trips

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4. Snorkel with turtles

5. Loads of Islands to see

6. Scenic Flights over the Reef

7. Heart Reef

8. Hamilton Island

9. Residents of Hamilton Island

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10. Airlie Beach - The Heart of The Reef

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11. Airlie Beach Lagoon

12. Memorable Boat Parties

13. It's beautiful!

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