From the category archives:


Airlie Beach

January 6, 2014

We were recently asked by an old friend if there was anything to do in Airlie Beach if they came to the area on holiday. They said that they knew the Whitsunday island resorts had plenty of things to do, yet have never heard that Airlie itself was somewhere a family could have fun. I [...]

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Daydream Island

June 6, 2013

We recently spent time on Daydream Island in the Whitsundays, practicing photography techniques that will elevate our skills to a higher level. My partner, Tanya, has underwater photography gear that produces some amazing images. We chose Daydream Island as a practice ground for the easy access to tropical waters and because we know the position [...]

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Full Day Cruise

May 18, 2013

Hill Inlet Aerial Our last blog post highlighted Cruise Whitsundays generous May special for Whitsunday locals. A two for one deal where if you purchased a full day cruise to Whitehaven Beach, you receive a full day cruise to Hamilton Island for free. At the time we stated that this was an extremely generous deal. [...]

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May Specials

May 9, 2013

Cruise Whitsundays have just announced one of the best specials for the entire month of May. If you book either the Great Barrier Reef Adventure at Reefworld, a full day cruise to Whitehaven Beach or a thrilling day of sailing aboard Camira, you then receive a full day cruise to Hamilton Island, absolutely free. It’s [...]

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Hardy Reef Waterfall

April 25, 2013

We blogged about our recent trip to Hardy Reef with Cruise Whitsundays on 23-4-13. What we didn’t show you among the images we uploaded was the amazing waterfalls that occur as the tide turns from low to incoming. The coral of Hardy Reef is exposed at low water. (There was a time, many years ago, [...]

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Great Barrier Reef Cruise

April 24, 2013

There is nothing quite like a visit to the Great Barrier Reef. We consider ourselves fortunate to live in an area where visiting the reef is simply a decision to take a cruise on any given day. We can awake in the morning, look out the window and if the sky looks great, get ourselves [...]

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Air Whitsunday 40th Birthday Seaplane Flight

April 21, 2013

It is a remarkable achievement for any tour company to successfully operate their business in the same area for 40 years. This week Air Whitsunday celebrated that very achievement and gave locals the present, $40 scenic flights over iconic Whitehaven Beach. As locals we snapped up this very generous offer. We made the birthday flight [...]

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Hardy Reef

January 19, 2013

Every picture tells a story. Here is just one of my tales snorkeling the Great Barrier Reef. The images that you take while traveling are treasures. Perhaps they are not perfect from a professional point of view, yet to you they are priceless memories of a moment in time that you will never forget. My [...]

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Holiday Now, Pay Later On Daydream Island

November 26, 2012

Just returned to the awesome Whitsundays after 2 weeks in the north and ran smack bang into a headline that is sure to shake up the tourism industry. Daydream Island is partnering with Ignite, which operates the website My Queensland Holidays, offering “holiday now – pay later” interest free schemes, in a bid to attract [...]

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Getaway – 3 days in the Whitsundays

October 11, 2012

Things to do in the Whitsundays during a 3 day getaway by Tanya Puntti Picture this, you finally have a long deserved break from work and planning three full days in the beautiful Whitsundays in North Queensland! Alas, there is a problem. The Whitsundays are made up of 74 islands. Too many islands, so little [...]

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