From the category archives:


Photography Workshops

August 5, 2012

You can experience a great holiday destination, see the best local attractions and make your travel photographs pop, by selecting a photography course when planning your next get away. Many highly experienced photographers hold courses in exotic locations. You will not only receive expert photography tuition, you are offered a package that generally will give [...]

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Blue Pearl Bay Whitsundays

June 24, 2012

Blue Pearl Bay lies on the western shores of Hayman Island and has a huge reputation for being the best dive and snorkel location in the Whitsundays. Funtours took a day trip last Friday, (June 22, 2012) to see for ourselves if that reputation is in fact correct. We also had some new underwater camera [...]

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I Like Hayman Island

June 19, 2012

The title seems a bit silly really, who wouldn’t like a few days visiting one of the best islands sitting off the east coast of Australia? Strangely, living in the Whitsundays, I come across many people who say they wouldn’t book a stay on Hayman island. Yet you have to listen very closely as to [...]

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Irukandji Jellyfish Whitsundays

March 25, 2012

Danger lurks in the northern seas of Australia, with one of the biggest threats to humans being so tiny it is almost invisible. The Irukandji jellyfish is small, around 25 mm, yet it packs a huge amount of poison and can cause death if treatment is not provided. Living in the beautiful Whitsundays the sea [...]

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Cruise Liners Visit Whitsundays

February 18, 2012

Today (Saturday Feb 18 2012), Queen Mary 2 steamed into the Whitsundays for a stop at the quaint seaside town of Airlie Beach. With some 4000 passengers on board, the rise in tourist numbers in Airlie Beach will be like mana from heaven for all tourism operators. And the good news doesn’t stop there with [...]

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Warm Wonderful Whitsundays

May 12, 2011

Freezing down south? Why not jump on a airplane and fly up to the Whitsundays where it’s warm and wonderful right now. Forget those freezing mornings. leave those heavy coats and jumpers behind. Swap your winter clothes for board shorts and bikinis and come play in the Whitsundays where winter just never happens. Just take [...]

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Cruise Boats and Camels

May 7, 2011

This week we saw two P&O cruise liners visit Airlie Beach, Pacific Sun and Pacific Jewel. We personally spoke to many passengers during the visits with all of them saying that Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays was one of the most beautiful areas they had seen during their cruise. One couple from Newcastle visited Airlie [...]

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Best time to visit Whitsundays

May 3, 2011

Right now the Whitsundays are perfect. Surely this is the time of the year where they coined the catchy phrase “beautiful one day, perfect the next”. It is also the perfect time to take a cruise out to the Great Barrier Reef. Calm seas and great visibility make diving and snorkelling an extra special adventure. [...]

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Whitsundays Air Show 2011

May 1, 2011

A typically gorgeous Queensland day greeted visitors to the second Whitsundays Air Show, which happened to coincide with the Whitsunday Airport’s 50th birthday celebrations. The main attractions for guests were the RAAF Roulettes, who performed the opening air display and the equally exciting Maax-G acrobatic Pitt Specials. The very large crowd were entertained for more [...]

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Long Island Resort Open

April 1, 2011

Long Island Resort April Specials It’s the 1st of April, but you won’t be an April Fool if you book a stay on Long Island Resort at the moment. Long Island Resort closed for repairs and renovations after Cyclone Yasi battered the Queensland coast, always stating that they would re-open on the 1st of April. [...]

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