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TRAVEL DEALS from The Whitsundays

  • Written by Anna Morton

Whizz around The Whitsundays

The Big Fury vessel is powered by 3 x 300hp outboard engines and specifically designed for sightseeing to allow you to see more of the islands in less time! The Big Fury Day Trip visits the top island destinations, including Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Lookout, and a secluded bay on the fringing of the Great Barrier Reef (perfect for snorkelling!). This tour is available and on sale now from AUD$159 (adult price) and $499 (family package).

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To book, visit www.magicwhitsundays.com

Available until 30/07/2021

Ph: +61 418 782 266

 

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Ocean Rafting Double Deal

Enjoy two Ocean Rafting tours over two days to Whitehaven Beach! This Ocean Rafting package offers a Double Deal for guests wanting to experience both the Northern and Southern adventure tours for less. By choosing both tours, guests will experience an exhilarating ride to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, pristine snorkelling reefs and guided Whitsunday Island National Parks walks. This Double Deal package is perfect for those who want the best of both worlds, for just AUD$308 for adults.

Tours do not need to be on consecutive days.

For enquiries and bookings, visit https://oceanrafting.com.au/tours/double-deal/

Available until 31/03/2022

Ph: 07 4946 6848

 

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Airlie Beach Party Bus

The perfect designated driver for your trip. The Airlie Beach Party Bus (ABPB) offers all you can expect on a party bus (including karaoke) making the ride a part of the fun. Perfect for groups, the ABPB day tour includes visits to Proserpine, Lions Lookout, Outdoor Chapel at Mandalay, Cedar Creek Falls, and fun spots for some food and drinks. For a limited time, the all-inclusive tour is AUD$300 (normally AUD$400).

For more information, visit https://www.airliebeachpartybus.com.au/

Available until 01/12/2021

Ph: +61 484 653 767

 

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Drop into these Unmissable Deals

For anyone looking to experience The Whitsundays from a different perspective, Skydive Australia is offering the perfect deal. Score AUD$30 off your 15,000ft tandem skydive adventure on a Monday or Friday, or AUD$50 off on Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday.

For more information on how to book, visit https://www.skydive.com.au/airlie-beach/

Available until 31/11/2021

Ph: 1300 811 057

 

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Prosail Whitsundays

Sail on a bewildering tour of the most incredible islands of Australia in The Whitsundays’ #1 sailing operator, Prosail Whitsundays. Prosail Whitsundays offer three different all-inclusive overnight sailing adventures that visit Whitehaven beach, Hill Inlet Lookout and South Whitehaven Lookout. Weather permitting, some tours also offer outer reef visits and snorkelling. Score AUD$51 off these overnight island and outer reef sailing adventures for a limited time only.

For more information, visit https://prosail.com.au/book-now/

Available until 31/08/2021

Ph: 07 4946-4444

 

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Escape Winter and Save

InterContinental Hayman Island Resort is offering a perfect summer escape for winter and beyond. Until April 2022, you can save up to 15% off your stay. To make this deal even better, they’re also including daily gourmet breakfast in Pacific’s ocean-facing dining room. Booked now and travel later, with a flexible cancellation policy and no deposit required.

Must book before 30 July 2021.

15% discount available for IHG Rewards members. Up to 5% discount available for non-members.

Ph: 1800 468 357

 

QANTAS Announces Daily Return Flights Brisbane-Whitsundays

QANTAS will be introducing daily return flights between Brisbane and The Whitsundays. It has been more than 20 years since the Whitsunday Coast Airport (WCA) welcomed the national carrier, but with international borders still largely closed, this deal was necessary to boost the business and tourism sector.

 

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#2 Best Beach in the World

Whitehaven Beach has been named the second-best beach in the world, following Vaeroy Beach in Norway. Big 7 Travel has released its annual list of The 50 Best Beaches In The World, and Whitehaven Beach is right at the top, followed by some other beautiful locations across the globe, including Mexico, The Maldives, Cyprus and The Bahamas. How lucky we are to have this nature beauty in our own backyard! 

See the full list at https://bigseventravel.com/the-50-best-beaches-in-the-world/

 

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Best Job in the World

Want the best job in the world? There is a rare opportunity to lead one of the world’s most well-known tourism destinations, The Whitsundays. Tourism Whitsundays Pty Ltd is on the lookout for a forward-thinking, commercially driven Chief Executive Officer to lead the organisation to its goal of returning The Whitsundays visitor expenditure and total visitation to pre-COVID19 figures.

For more information on this position, email Natassia.Wheeler@tourismwhitsundays.com.au

 

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The Whitsundays Reliant on Tourism

The Whitsundays has been named the most tourism reliant region in Queensland, with 20.7% of The Whitsundays gross regional product coming from the tourism industry in 2019-20. The WSY 2019/20 Regional Tourism Satellite Accounts has found that 1 in 3 jobs in The Whitsundays is in the tourism industry, and majority of the tourism consumption in The Whitsundays has come from domestic travel across Australia in 2019/2020.

For more information, visit https://cdn2-teq.queensland.com/~/media/3d5342fd3c9c4d08a8725bedf2fd7e91.ashx?vs=1&d=20210715T100349

 

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Cheers to that – exclusive beers set to support the Reef

Ballistic Beer Co. has launched a new range of Reef beers to help support restoration and research efforts along the length of Australia’s iconic Great Barrier Reef. Available exclusively in regional Queensland, the Reef Lager and Reef Pale Ale were created specially to suit the sultry Queensland coastal climate. These beers will be available throughout venues in The Whitsundays, so keep an eye out and raise a drink to our beautiful Reef!

See more information here.

 

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Travel through your tastebuds

My Kitchen Rules 2013 winners Dan & Steph recently visited The Whitsundays as they travel through their tastebuds for their new TV Show Travel and Eat with Dan & Steph. They travelled from Airlie Beach to Bowen, sampling everything from seafood to fresh mango, creating some magnificent meal ideas with local produce.

To watch their episode at The Whitsundays, visit https://7plus.com.au/travel-eat-with-dan-and-steph

To read about their trip, visit https://www.tourismwhitsundays.com.au/blog/entry/travelandeat

 

 

EVENTS

 

Great Barrier Reef Festival – 5-8 August

The Great Barrier Reef Festival is an annual showcase of The Whitsundays lifestyle and community in the Heart of the Reef. This year, the 4-day festival will celebrate its 21st birthday featuring destination events, reef focused environmental and art initiatives, local food and culture, and some of the biggest parties in the tropical north.

For more information, visit https://www.tourismwhitsundays.com.au/events/event/104673-great-barrier-reef-festival

Ph: +61 418 155 542

 

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Airlie Beach Race Week: Festival of Sailing 12-19 August

Hosted by the Whitsunday Sailing club, the Airlie Beach Race Week is a 7-day event that attracts entrants from all over Australia and overseas for onshore activities and off-shore competitive racing. The onshore Festival of Sailing is the Whitsunday Coasts’ most significant public event featuring seven days and nights of high-profile entertainment and social activities. In its 33rd year, the event will return bigger and better than ever in 2021.

For more information, visit https://www.tourismwhitsundays.com.au/events/event/100446-airlie-beach-race-week-festival-of-sailing

Ph: 07 4946 6138

 

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Surf Music In Paradise featuring Daryl Braithwaite and Richard Clapton at Daydream Island

20-24 August

Join Daryl Braithwaite and Richard Clapton as they bring popular Aussie rock favourites to Daydream Island. You can catch these Hall of Fame icons from 20 – 24 August, as they pay tribute to popular Australian music of the decades.

For more information, visit https://www.tourismwhitsundays.com.au/events/event/104787-surf-music-in-paradise-featuring-daryl-braithwaite-and-richard-clapton-at-daydream-island

Ph: +61 401 362 788

 

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Hamilton Island Race Week 21-28 August

Witness one of Australia’s favourite yachting events this August at the Hamilton Island Race Week. Competitors, family, and friends come together to enjoy the convivial atmosphere of the on-water and off-water events of the carnival. Situated on Hamilton Island, experience glorious weather, azure waters, brilliant beaches, an abundance of food and drink options and numerous activities.

For more information, visit https://www.tourismwhitsundays.com.au/events/event/104671-hamilton-island-race-week

Ph: 137 333

 

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Long Weekend in The Whitsundays 26-30 August

Daydream Island Resort will be hosting Long Weekend in The Whitsundays for four days from 26 August. Guests can join The Living End for two very special intimate and extended live performances, and Phil Jamieson, the charismatic Grinspoon front man for two up-close personal shows. Unlike any other experience, guests can meet these iconic legends, capture a photo, and even share a tale over a drink if they’re lucky.

For bookings and more information, visit https://www.surfmusicinparadise.com/event/living-end-phil-jamieson-daydream/

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