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Wonders in The Whitsundays



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Sail into the Sunset for Less

Explore pristine water and magnificent beaches by sailing on The Whitsunday’s movie-star gaff-rigged schooner, Providence V. For a limited time only, Providence Sailing is giving guests the opportunity to experience both day sailing trips and sunset trips in a special package deal. When you book two adults for a Whitehaven Day Trip, you will receive a promo code to book a Sunset Sail tour for two adults, for the price of one.

Original price: $75AUD per adult for the Sunset Sail, with this deal you save $75AUD

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

Booking Period: Until 01/08/2022

Travel Period: Until 01/08/2022

Block out dates: Easter (15/04/2022 – 18/04/2022)

Ph: +61 427 882 062

Cancellation policy: Providence Sailing permits COVID related cancellations and will either offer a full refund for documented COVID-19 reasons and a 1% admin fee, or a credit for the full amount paid to travel at a later date with no admin fee. For more information, visit https://www.whitsundaysailing.com.au/terms-and-conditions

 

Make your Dreams a Reality

Dreaming of an island escape? For some well-deserved relaxation and indulgence, escape to Daydream Island Resort with the Live the Dream Package. Experience the natural beauty of The Whitsundays and receive 20% off the best flexible rate, return ferry transfers, daily breakfast and more when you stay for 3 nights or more.

Original price: Rates for Resort Room normally start from $395AUD

For more information, visit https://www.daydreamisland.com/stay/dealsandpackages/live-the-dream-package

Booking Period: Until 24/06/2022

Travel Period: Until 15/12/2022

Block out dates: Block out dates apply

Ph: 1800 888 288

Cancellation policy: Any direct bookings & packages that have been booked and confirmed before 31st March 2022, which have been impacted by any COVID related travel reason, will receive 100% of payments made as a 12-month credit for a future booking. For more information, visit https://www.daydreamisland.com/booking-terms-and-conditions

 

Groups Save More!

Zip around The Whitsundays on the award-winning tour from Red Cat Adventures. For a limited time, Red Cat Adventures is offering huge savings on the popular Thundercat Whitsundays All-Inclusive Day Tour in its Fun, Sail, Snorkel Package. This package applies to a group of four people and will save the booking $107AUD. To redeem the voucher, enter the promocode GROUP44 when checking out.

Original price: $756AUD for 4 adults

For more information, visit https://redcatadventures.rezdy.com/435867/thundercat-whitsundays-all-inclusive-day-tour?_ga=2.155462139.1949763845.1642466400-659815135.1579925129

Booking Period: Until 11/07/2022

Travel Period: Until 11/07/2022

Block out dates: 26/01/2022, 01/04/2022 – 18/04/2022

Ph: +61 7 4946 4444

Cancellation policy: Cancellations within 24hours of departure will forfeit the full cost of the trip.

 

Great Inclusions for your Bareboating Adventure

GoBareboating is offering incredible free additions to your next sailing adventure. For bookings up until 31st March 2022, enjoy a free pre-charter sleep abroad (valued at $500AUD) at a private jetty in the tranquil Shute Harbour when you book a 5-night minimum charter through Whitsunday Rent A Yacht. Travellers can also receive a free overnight berth (valued at $130AUD) at Hamilton Island Marina with access to the Hamilton Island Resort facilities when they book a 7-night minimum boat hire through Whitsunday Escape.

Original price: Varies.

For more information, visit https://www.gobareboating.com/in-the-whitsundays?utm_source=thewhitsundays.com.au&utm_medium=banner&utm_campaign=Wonders+of+the+Whitsundays

Booking Period: Until 31/03/2022

Travel Period: Until 31/03/2023 (Sleep abroad offer) & Until 19/03/2022 (Overnight berth offer)

Block out dates: Block out dates apply

Ph: 1800 075 000 (Whitsunday Rent A Yacht), 1800 075 145 (Whitsunday Escape)

 

 

The Ultimate Week in The Whitsundays

Recently opened in December 2021, The Sebel Whitsundays Airlie Beach creates the perfect setting for your Whitsundays holiday. Whether it be for a romantic getaway, a family-friendly vacation, or an opportunity to mix work with pleasure, the resort’s modern, beachside inspired accommodation offers the perfect location for all travel needs. For a limited time, enjoy a week in The Whitsundays (7-nights’ accommodation) in the 1 Bedroom Ocean View Spa Suite for $999. This offer includes a late check-out until 12pm, bottle of wine on arrival and return airport transfers for two.

Original price: 1 Bedroom Ocean View Spa Suite is normally from $1925AUD

For more information, visit https://all.accor.com/hotel/B7Z6/index.en.shtml 

Booking Period: Until 31/03/2023

Travel Period: Until 31/03/2023

Block out dates: 23/12/2022 – 29/01/2023

Ph: +61 7 4946 3500

Cancellation policy: For more information, visit https://all.accor.com/information/legal/internet-sales-conditions.en.shtml

 



NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

 

Airlie Beach Festival of Music – 2022 QMA People’s Choice Award

Airlie Beach Festival of Music is the Heart of Live Music and has been nominated as one of the festivals eligible to win Festival of the Year. Show the event some love & support and vote here, https://bit.ly/3sh7enA. All entries go in the draw to win a double pass to celebrate with the best in Queensland music at the 2022 Queensland Music Awards on Tuesday 29 March at The Fortitude Music Hall, and an overnight stay at the Calile Hotel.

For more information about Airlie Beach Festival of Music, visit: https://www.airliebeachfestivalofmusic.com.au/

 

Tom Young joins Tourism Whitsundays Board

Tourism Whitsundays is pleased to welcome Tom Young, Partner at K&L Gates as an Invited Board Director. Tom brings over 30 years' significant experience to government, commercial and private sector related areas of law, working with airports and leading airlines, rail, and ports in relation to the operation of airports, regulatory and real estate matters, airport privatisations and commercial partnerships.

https://www.tourismwhitsundays.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/220215-Media-Release-Tourism-Whitsundays-Welcomes-Tom-Young_FINAL.pdf?fbclid=IwAR2UMzbEqCZ3pGGgF6bDhQ39DSybCpvn1boBmcN94xLJAx7uZiBv3uRar4g

 

Whitsunday skies purple with new flights announced

Bonza will soon be painting our Whitsunday skies purple with flights to the Sunshine Coast, Newcastle and Toowoomba from Whitsunday Coast Airport! This is massive news for our tourism and business sectors and opens up a new market for our region. Bonza is an affordable airline committed to opening routes to regional Australia.

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=6985183658222879&ref=sharing

 

Best Grey Nomad Large Caravan Park at the 2021 Grey Nomad Awards
Twenty tourism experiences have been named as the best in Australia for mature-age visitors from the Sunshine Coast on Friday, with Queensland and South Australia dominating the list. Last week Our very own, Queens Beach Tourist Village Bowen took out 1st place in Best Grey Nomad Large Carvan Park at the 2021 Grey Nomad Awards.

https://mailchi.mp/awardsabsolute/australian-first-tourism-summit-tackles-two-fast-growing-visitor-segments-15921085?e=014cee5ba9

 

White on Whitehaven Long Lunch by Fish D’vine 2022

The spectacular long lunch on one of Queensland’s most stunning beaches is back in 2022! Treat yourself to a fresh seafood lunch on Whitehaven Beach with Fish D’vine from 9 – 12 September 2022. Register your interest now to be notified when tickets go on sale.

https://www.fishdvine.com.au/event-details/white-on-whitehaven-long-lunch-by-fish-dvine-3

 

EVENTS

 

Party Bands in Paradise

Tickets are now available for Airlie Beach Festival of Music’s next event, Party Bands in Paradise. The 3-day music festival will take over the boutique Cape Gloucester Resort in Hydeaway Bay over the weekend of April 1 – 3. The event features a line-up of 18 bands including local legends and stellar Whitsunday and Mackay Talent. Headlined by Aussie rockers Spy, v Spy, Sarah McLeod, the dynamic frontwoman from The Superjesus and Bongo Starkie’s Skyhooks Show, the high-energy festival will be an event not to miss.

Ph: 0411 477 908

For more information, visit https://www.dropbox.com/s/vc59zjxxzyb51xh/220120-Media-Release-Party-in-Paradise-2022.pdf?dl=0

 

Hamilton Island Endurance Series – Hamilton Island Hilly Half Marathon

Hamilton Island is best known as a place to relax, but it is also the perfect place to push yourself in paradise. Hamilton Island Endurance Series spans four endurance events from May through to November each year and this May, The Hamilton Island Hilly Half Marathon returns to Hamilton Island. There’s a race for everyone; the half marathon for the fearless, a 3 x 7km relay and the kids haven’t been forgotten either with three different distance options for them over a much-kinder, flat, and fast course.

Emailevents@hamiltonisland.com.au

For more information, visit https://www.tourismwhitsundays.com.au/whats-on/events/?id=56b264ac2880253d74c4d173

 

Colorbond’s Airlie Beach Triathlon

Colorbond’s Airlie Beach Triathlon will hit the shores of The Whitsundays on 23 & 24 April. Featuring a community carnival, ocean swim distances and varying triathlon distances, this event is one not to miss.

For more information, visit https://airliebeachtriathlon.com.au/ 


2022 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards: Top 10 beaches – South Pacific

Whitehaven Beach made it into the Top 10 beaches in the South Pacific according to the 2022 TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Awards, which are based on real traveller reviews. Yeah, we wish we were there, too. White sands, rugged coastlines, the works—these are the beaches that travellers dream of all year long and Whitehaven Beach came in at number 9!

For more information, visit https://www.tripadvisor.com.au/TravelersChoice-Beaches-cTop-g8