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  • Future Land Slip Risk Above Cannonvale, ‘Very Low’

    The verdict on the danger posed by the landslip above the Whitsunday Shopping Centre in Cannonvale has been reached by the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service. A huge scar appeared on the mountain just under the Honeyeater above Cannonvale soon after Cyclone Debbie touched down in the Whitsundays, seven months … Read more

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  • Turn Up, Pick Up & Help Keep Airlie Beautiful

    A state-wide ReefBlitz clean up is coming to the Whitsundays next Wednesday. Eco Barge, Conservation Volunteers Australia, and the Green Army invites you to help protect the Great Barrier Reef by joining the land-based clean-up. This event is part of ReefBlitz 2017 which is an annual event showcasing coastal and … Read more

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  • Cyclone Season Balancing Act In New Role

    The Whitsundays’ new disaster management co-ordinator Alicia Palmer says this week’s region-wide cyclone awareness campaign is about balance. On one hand, she has to be super-sensitive to much of the community still recovering from the trauma of Debbie in March. But there is also a mass influx of visitors and … Read more

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  • Hilda, Irving, Joyce & Kelvin: Meet 2017-18’s Cyclones

    Cyclone Hilda will be the name given to the first cyclone that forms in Australian waters this season; and the bureau has released the names of the ones who’ll follow her. Last season, cyclones that formed included TC Yvette, TC Alfred, TC Blanche, TC Caleb, TC Debbie, TC Ernie, TC … Read more

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  • Popular Resort Closer To Opening

    Daydream Island Resort and Spa has announced the appointment of hospitality sales professional Jayson Heron as its new director of sales and marketing based in Sydney. As Daydream prepares for its forthcoming $65 million redevelopment post-Cyclone Debbie, it has relocated its sales and marketing office to Sydney from Brisbane. Mr … Read more

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  • 2017/18 Whitsunday Visitor Guide Out Now

    We are excited to launch the 2017/18 Whitsunday Visitor Guide. For the first time, the Whitsunday Visitor Guide is available by return SMS. A consumer can text 0475 111 222 with the keyword ‘whitsunday’ and the guide will be sent directly to their phone. The distribution plan this year will include (but not … Read more

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  • Are You The Best In Queensland?

    Tourism and Events Queensland and Tourism Whitsundays invite tourism operators and stakeholders to learn about a new and innovative experience based marketing initiative that will put Queensland at the forefront of consumer expectations and grow our share of the global travel market. Come along and find out the details of this exciting program with presentations from Tourism and Events … Read more

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  • Help Secure Shute Harbour’s Future

    Shute Harbour was one a hustling and bustling icon of the Whitsundays. And Whitsunday residents can now come forward with their ideas to bring the facility back to its former glory. Whitsunday Regional Council has opened public consultation until November 6 to allow residents to submit ideas for the long … Read more

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  • Best Foot Forward To Fight Cancer

    With a little more than a month to go until this year’s Whitsundays Relay for Life, locals are getting ready to take to the track to give hope to the one in two Queenslanders who are diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime. More than 100 people and 15 teams have … Read more

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  • Airbnb Listings Crackdown

    Councillor Jan Clifford receives daily complaints from irate neighbours about noise from Airbnb-listed properties. While she hasn’t tracked exact numbers of local listings on the popular online accommodation platform, she says a council crackdown is now imminent to ensure compliance. “I’m really worried about it when I have people saying … Read more

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