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Festival founder’s legacy lives on

Festival founder’s legacy lives on

When David Hutchen started the Whitsunday Reef Festival 19 years ago, little did he know it would one day come of age as the ‘Great Barrier Reef Festival’.

In fact, he didn’t know whether it would even survive its first year.

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Winter is Here!

Winter is Here!

After the long North Queensland summer comes the absolute pinnacle of living in the tropics! WINTER! Beautiful sunny mild days, slightly cooler nights. As winter rolls around every year and we listen to the news reports of freezing southern temps, we smugly enjoy PERFECT winter weather!

We’ve listed the best things to do in the glorious Whitsundays winter – especially for our freezing southern friends (smug wink face emoji)

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Top Wetsunday Activities

Top Wetsunday Activities

The Whitsundays, probably best known for sunny days and blue turquoise water. Though each year we the locals of the Whitsunday region hope for the monsoon rain - it’s helps to keep our beautiful tropical rainforests lush and thriving.

But what to do on these rainy days? The Whitsundays rainy days are so much more than ‘Netflix and Chill’ time:

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Sailing the Whitsundays - Disconnect to connect!

Sailing the Whitsundays - Disconnect to connect!

In today’s modern world, we are all getting busier. We are time poor and with the invasion of social media in recent years, family time is rare, but more importantly -priceless. The best way to really connect with each other is to disconnect yourselves from routine and what better way that escaping for a family holiday. Unfortunately, however, as the parent of teenagers, going away on holiday does not always mean disconnecting your children from their friends. Social media has them glued to their phones and devices 24/7, right?

So, when planning a quality family holiday, I had to consider something that would be amazing, an experience that would engage and enthuse everyone.   What better way to escape than a sailing adventure around the pristine waters of the Whitsundays discovering the idyllic tropical beaches, islands and reefs in the area. Don’t own your own private yacht? No problems, the team at Queensland Yacht Charters (QYC) are specialists in the Whitsundays region, plus they also have a fleet of luxury sailing boats to suit everyone’s needs.  

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A Food Junkie's 'MKR" tour of Airlie Beach

A Food Junkie's 'MKR" tour of Airlie Beach

What do you do when you have former contestants from Channel 7’s MKR in town?

If you’re the Food Junkie you take them on a tour of the Whitsundays food scene of course!

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