Media Releases


Bar Area

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Nov 2015

Further Expansions at Abell Point Marina Poised to Launch Prestigious Multi-Functional Facility to Meet Market Demand

Following $12 million of infrastructure upgrades, major works and beautification expansion for the past 2 years, Abell Point Marina is now poised to open a fully‐functioning, state‐of‐the‐art waterfront conference and wedding venue to capture regional, national and international markets. Opening in February 2016, this additional improvement to the marina precinct’s onshore facilities will fill a gap providing a unique venue encompassing world‐class food, captivating views overlooking the Whitsunday Islands…

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Clipper Round the World Stopover

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Nov 2015

WORLD’S LONGEST OCEAN RACE TO VISIT THE WHITSUNDAYS

The famous Clipper Round the World Yacht Race, the world’s longest ocean race, will stop in the Whitsundays Airlie Beach this January for the first time in its nineteen year history. The biennial 40,000 mile Clipper Race is regarded as one of the toughest endurance challenges on the planet. It was established in 1996 by British yachting legend Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, the first person to…

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Whitsunday SUP Challenge

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Nov 2015

Whitsunday SUP Challenge 2016

ABOUT WHITSUNDAY SUP CHALLENGE The Whitsunday Islands set the scene for an epic week-long event of sail and SUP. Grab your mates, choose a boat, and challenge yourselves to the best week of stand up paddle boarding. Two divisions, Competitive and Cruising, allow both serious and not-so-serious paddlers to compete side by side with competitors of equal ability. There’s a full social calendar, new friends to be…

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World’s biggest catamaran visits Whitsunday marina

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Nov 2015

World’s biggest catamaran visits Whitsunday marina

The world’s largest catamaran fits perfectly at a Queensland marina, which has been dredged and upgraded to provide superyacht facilities in the heart of the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef.  The world’s largest luxury catamaran, S/Y HEMISPHERE has found a fitting base this week in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. The 44-metre catamaran, with 16.6metre beam has been easily accommodated within Airlie Beach’s…

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Hands Across the Blue 2015

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Sep 2015

Australia’s Largest Prostate Check Returns Positive Results

Last weekend on Saturday 29 August, 180 boats, Power and Sail joined together in the Shag Islet Cruising Yacht Club (SICYC) Rendezvous in Gloucester Passage, featuring the ‘Hands Across the Blue’ for Prostate Cancer. Hosted in the stunning turquoise waters of the Whitsundays, yachties from around the world gathered in their dinghies in the shallows just off the beach from Montes Reef Resort holding “hands…

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It’s all hands on deck at the Whitsunday Writers Festival

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Sep 2015

It’s all hands on deck at the Whitsunday Writers Festival

Positioned on the South Marina foreshore with breath taking views out over the marina and the Coral Sea, Abell Point Marina is the ultimate location to sit back, relax and let the creative juices flow for this year’s Whitsundays Writers Festival. Abell Point Marina is honored to be presenting the Whitsunday Writers Festival which runs from 18-20 September. The annual event is in its sixth…

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Hands across the blue 2014

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Aug 2015

Australia’s biggest Shag fest does ultimate Prostate check

VIDEO NEWS ALERT Expected delivery time Saturday 29 August at 2:30pm Vision: Whitsundays, Yachts, Dinghies, sailors in boats holding hands to form Australia Prostate Logo, interview with Australia’s leading Prostate cancer specialist.   More than 1,000 official Shaggers are making their way to the pristine waters of the Whitsundays to show their support for the Prostate Cancer Australia Foundation during the last weekend of August…

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An Epic Whale Moment Witnessed By Whitsunday Jetski Tours

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Aug 2015

An Epic Whale Moment Witnessed By Whitsunday Jetski Tours

A day of action packed jet skiing on the Whitsunday waters is always one to remember, but last Friday 7th August, was one that will never be forgotten for guests on Whitsunday Jetski Tours’ Daydream Extreme tour. In an epic show and a once in a lifetime sight, a female Humpback whale surprised the jet ski tour group with a spectacular display as she breached…

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North Queensland Marina Industry Meeting Attracts Strong Representation

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Jul 2015

North Queensland Marina Industry Meeting Attracts Strong Representation

The Marina Industries Association‘s first North Queensland regional industry meeting is being hosted by Abell Point Marina on Friday 17 July. The meeting is attracting strong interest from the regional and more distant marina industry. Over 30 attendees will participate including editors from leading marine industry media. An interesting agenda will be delivered including issue-based presentations from Federal MP for Dawson The Hon George Christenson…

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