Lindeman Island is mostly National Park, with 20 kilometres of walking tracks through untouched bushland and numerous secluded bays. Vast numbers of grass trees make striking photo opportunities, and the view from Mount Oldfield is one of the best in the Whitsundays. Oh, and did we mention that Lindeman Island was also home to Australia's first ever Club Med resort, opened in 1992 at a cost of $85 million?. Natural beauty, style, sophistication, all inclusive accommodation packages. Isn't this resort living at its best?

The resort suffered significant damage from Cyclone Yasi and was forced to close in 2011, sitting dormant ever since. In 2018, the government approved with conditions a mega proposal to redevelop Lindeman Island Resort that, all going well, will be completed by 2022.

Stunning views from the 8th hole on Lindeman Island's golf course, in Australia's Whitsunday Islands. This island is a bushwalker's dream. From the top of Mount Oldfield, you can see Hamilton, Whitsunday and Haslewood Islands, as well as many of the smaller ones. Take a leisurely walk through Butterfly Valley. With seven beautiful beaches, Gap Beach being the best pick for snorkelling, don't be surprised to see humpback whales from the shoreline and visits from dolphins. Lindeman Island is fantastic scenery, abundant birdlife and tiny islands dotted around Lindeman that make for a day of personal paradise.

Lindeman can claim to be the first of the islands in the Whitsunday group to be developed. There was a resort on the island as early as 1923. In 1974 P&O took over the island and rebuilt the resort, which was purchased by Club Med in 1992. Lindeman Island is Australia's first Club Med, with the emphasis on having fun in the sun. Club Med is renowned for its 'all inclusive' policy, with everything prepaid when you arrive. This leaves you to relax for the course of your stay, knowing that three gourmet buffet meals per day will be provided - including beer and wine - as well as all day snacking and full bar service, and the whole range of activities. One of the few extras that is not included is entry to their Award Winning Village Spa, massage and beauty treatments.

The resort takes up only a tiny part of the island, which is about 690 hectares of National Park. Club Med is a village of colonial colours, finished in terra cotta and natural timbers and built on terraced hill slopes leading down to the main beach and swimming pool. There's no shortage of things to see and do on Lindeman either, and all the famous Club Med activities apply. There's even a nine hole golf course on the cliff tops.


Club Med Lindeman Island Resort is closed.


Club Med Lindeman Island Resort is closed.

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