South Molle Island
white sandy beaches and pale blue waters.

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Located in the heart of the Whitsundays, South Molle Island is the largest of the North, Mid and South Molle Island Group and the only one with a resort. Located eight kilometres north-east of Shute Harbour, South Molle is a picturesque, hilly continental island surrounded by fringing reefs.

Photo: South Molle Island

Spend time alone strolling through cool forests to lookouts with spectacular views of The Whitsunday islands. The Molle Islands are virtually joined so you can walk across to Mid Molle almost anytime.

South Molle Island in the Whitsundays is just one of the many Whitsunday Islands where you can truly experience the surrounding Great Barrier Reef right at your fingertips. Indulge your fairy tale holiday and take time out relaxing in an all-inclusive holiday, providing you with a collection of activities to entertain even the most demanding critics.

With a number of Islands in the area to visit you can take advantage of being ferried around the Whitsundays visiting a number of resorts during your stay. South Molle Island National Park offers a variety of awesome walks from 2 to 10kms in length. All tracks are well kept, sign posted and reward the walker with a diverse range of plant, bird and wildlife, secluded beaches and incredible views.

Snorkelling and scuba diving in the clear island waters are superb and tuition is available at the resort. Take a romantic island or sunset cruise, sailing trip or a spectacular helicopter ride over the reef.

South Molle Island Resort

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South Molle Island Resort is the sole resort operating on South Molle Island and provides a variety of accommodation choices to suit every size family. South Molle Island Resort is one of the many luxury resorts offering accommodation right on the Great Barrier Reef. The resort offers a variety of holiday packages from indulgent beachfront units, to reasonable family options and also provides a separate area for backpackers. With this variety available it makes South Molle Island a popular choice for accommodation on the Whitsundays.

The Resort provides almost everything and there are optional island hopping and Barrier Reef tours available. Like most resort islands there is a maximum number of visitors allowed on the Island, ensuring you have a good time.

Superb scenery, climate, feasts, banquets and a-la-carte meals, and just about every conceivable activity are all in the one price. On land you can enjoy golf, day and night tennis, a workout in the gym or one of the many watersports.

South Molle Activities

Cruise to the outer reef. Great for snorkelling or diving. Trips to the underwater observatory on Hook Island are also available.

Visit Whitehaven beach on Whitsunday Island. On Sundays cruise to Hamilton Island. Seaplane and helicopter trips should not be missed, aerial reef views are unforgettable.

Go exploring in a dinghy or travel in style aboard Australia’s America Cup Challenger: “Gretel”. There is free use of fishing tackle from the Gift Shop.

On land you can enjoy golf, day and night tennis, squash, a workout in the gym or try your hand at archery. Watersports include sailboarding, sailing, paddle skis, parasailing, water skiing and jet skis.

South Molle Island also offers daytime activities, as well as nightime & entertainment that varies throughtout the week. There are live bands most nights with resident musicians and mainland bands. Wednesday and Friday are the major nights, with Australiana night Wednesday. Polynesian floorshow on Fridays.

Map of South Molle Island, Queensland


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