I am trying to plan my trip to Oz next Septemeber/October, yes 11 months in advance, and was thinking about doing the following, and wonder whether anyone thinks this is an ok plan. Of course this is only a small part of my trip to Oz, but I would love to see the Whitsundays, especially whitehaven beach.
After seeing various things around Cairns, I would fly from Cairns down to Prosperine, I would then take the bus to Arline Beach. I would then take a 3 night sail on board one of the sailing yachts around the Whitsunday islands.
I would then take the bus back from Arline beach to Prosperine airport, then fly from Prosperine to Hervey Bay, to see the Humpback whales.