Unmissable places in Oz Whitsundays Everyone knows Whitehaven Beach - her blindingly white sand has adorned many a tourism poster - but there's much more to the Whitsundays than just one beach. There are 74 islands that make up this water wonderland, each just waiting for you to explore them. Rent a boat, putter around the coves, throw yourself into the drink for a relaxed snorkel, and then watch the sun set with a glass of wine in hand.
PRIVATE MEETING. In this behind-the-scenes meeting, Pope Francis poses for 'selfies' with survivors of Super Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) on January 17, 2015, as part of his trip to the Philippines. Photo by Osservatore Romano/AFP
LUNCH WITH SURVIVORS. In this handout picture released by the Vatican Press Office, Pope Francis (left) shares a meal with disaster survivors in Palo, Leyte, on January 17, 2015, as part of his trip to the Philippines. Photo courtesy of Osservatore Romano/AFP