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  • Tigerair Cancels Sydney Services

    Tigerair Australia has today announced it will cancel services between Sydney – Whitsunday Coast from early 2020. Direct flights to Sydney will continue to be available through Jetstar. Whitsunday Coast Airport General Manager Airports and Commercial Infrastructure, Brian Joiner, said it was one of several airports affected by the nation-wide … Read more

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  • New VMR Boat ‘A Second Arrow To Our Bow’

    A long awaited second boat for Volunteer Marine Rescue Whitsunday was christened on Saturday in readiness for its new role with the organisation. Whale Song VRM2 has joined the local VMR for use on marine rescues for smaller boats or ones closer to Airlie Beach The Naiad 6.7m boat, powered by … Read more

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  • RACE READY: Where to catch all the Melbourne Cup excitement

    The Melbourne Cup is almost upon us, so we’ve sussed out the best places in the Whitsundays where you can frock up, enjoy a good day out and try your luck picking the winning horses. The Airlie Beach Hotel will have world-class magician and entertainer Matt Hollywood as MC for … Read more

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  • WINNERS: Top gongs at the Whitsunday Tourism Awards

    The title of Whitsunday Business of the Year has been taken out by Big4 Adventure Whitsundays while the gold award for Tour and Transport Operators went to Whitsunday Jetski Tours at the 2019 Whitsunday Tourism Awards. In a record attendance, almost 400 people descended on the newly reopened Daydream Island … Read more

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  • Whitsundays Without The Cost Or Crowds

    We faced a conundrum. How do we visit one of the most popular tourist destinations in Australia, while avoiding the crowds and on a tight budget? Last year 885,000 people chose to holiday in the Whitsundays, three-quarters of them from Australia. Tourism & Events Queensland report that The Whitsundays was … Read more

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  • Works Begin On Proserpine Administration Building And Disaster Centre

    Construction works have started on Whitsunday Regional Council’s $9.6 million Administration Building in Proserpine, which was badly damaged during Ex-Tropical Cyclone Debbie and demolished last year. Assistant Minister for State Development Julieanne Gilbert said the Queensland Government had allocated $5 million to incorporate a new, improved Local Disaster Coordination Centre. … Read more

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  • Whitsunday Airport Aquarium

    Stage 1 of the Whitsunday Coast Airport terminal expansion project was recently completed in mid 2019 by Paynters. With record passenger numbers and six years of positive growth being experienced at the Whitsunday Coast Airport, the terminal expansion project is a vital step towards realising the long-term vision of the … Read more

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  • Collingwood Trio Cast A Line In The Whitsundays

    Collingwood forward Jamie Elliot has been seen living his best Airlie Beach life during the AFL off-season with teammates Darcy Moore and Flynn Appleby. The popular Magpies forward has been tagged in a series of Instagram shots featuring a fishing trip out on the Coral Sea. It is understood the … Read more

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  • Why 2000+ Tourists Will Descend To The Whitsundays Today

    More than 2000 tourists are likely to inject thousands of dollars into the Airlie Beach economy on Monday as they visit the seaside town. The Pacific Dawn cruise ship, with up to 2020 guests and 660 crew on-board will dock at the Port of Airlie at 7am. With research showing … Read more

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  • How A Humble Coral Polyp Inspired A 40 Tonne Sculpture

    A single coral polyp is less than a millimetre in size, but when it’s joined by billions of others, it creates an organism so big it can be seen from space. Sculptor Jessa Lloyd has used the humble coral polyp as the inspiration for her piece, Anthozoa, the final underwater sculpture … Read more

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