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Clipper Race fleet arrives in Whitsundays!

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Jan 2018

Clipper Race fleet arrives in Whitsundays!

MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release January 17, 2018 They’ve arrived! At 3.05pm yesterday, the first of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet arrived into the Whitsundays following Race 6: The Wondrous Whitsundays Race up the east coast of Australia. Skippered by 24-year-old Brit Nikki Henderson, Visit Seattle crossed the finish line off the coast of Airlie Beach at 15:05:36 local time, completing the…

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Clipper Race fleet to arrive in Whitsundays within days

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Jan 2018

Clipper Race fleet to arrive in Whitsundays within days

It is now just a few days until the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet arrives in the Whitsundays. Expected arrival times have been put back due to the challenging weather conditions of the southern states, with the first yachts now expected to arrive on Tuesday (January 16). A tight finish is predicted, with the yachts currently bunched together as they race up the…

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Jan 2018

The Rodeo By the Reef

Finish off the Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival with the Rodeo by the Reef on Bowen’s picturesque foreshore area. Professional bull riders, barrel racers and bareback riders will compete for the crowds, as well as live music, food stalls, cash bar and entertainment for the kids. Date: Saturday 27 January 2018 Buses available to and from Airlie Beach with Whitsunday Transit – book your spot on…

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11

Jan 2018

Whitsunday Foodservice Progressive Cruise Lunch

Imagine cruising the Whitsunday coast and sampling the very best in Whitsunday food as you cruise – well that is exactly what to expect at the Whitsunday Foodservice Progressive Cruise Lunch. Start the day at Hemingway’s at Abell Point Marina for canapes, oysters and champagne… next stop is Paradise Cove Resort for a spectacular lunch buffet…. finish the day at Cape Gloucester Resort for dessert, cheese…

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11

Jan 2018

Fish D’Vine White on Whitehaven Lunch

Join the celebrations of the Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival at the Fish D’Vine White on Whitehaven Lunch. Sumptuous seafood and sparkling wine as you dine with your toes in the pure white silica sand of Australia’s most iconic beach. Date: Saturday 20 January 2018 For tickets and information – https://www.tourismwhitsundays.com.au/white-on-whitehaven-long-lunch


Fly, fly little bird…

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Jan 2018

Fly, fly little bird…

There is nothing quite like taking off on a helicopter over the water and cruising over the ocean as the boats below become as small as pin pricks. If this is something you have never experienced before then it is an absolute must-do when in the Whitsundays. There is something about the colour and clearness of the water in this magic part of the world,…

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Abell Point’s support makes a difference in Kenya.

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Jan 2018

Abell Point’s support makes a difference in Kenya.

When Whitsunday local Josh Smith and his partner Brittany decided to raise funds to assist with a community program in Kenya, Africa the team at Abell Point were happy to support. Josh previously worked at Abell Point onboard the charter vessel Atlantic Clipper, so when the need arose to raise funds to travel Africa to carry out some incredibly worthwhile aid projects, the marina team…

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Clipper Race fleet to sail into Whitsundays in just one week’s time!

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Jan 2018

Clipper Race fleet to sail into Whitsundays in just one week’s time!

MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release January 6, 2018 It is now only one week to go until the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race fleet sails into the Whitsundays. The ocean-going yachts are expected to start arriving into Airlie Beach on Saturday, January 13, following their race up the east coast of Australia in the Wondrous Whitsundays Race. The crews are looking forward to a…

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Clipper 2017-18 Race fleet to set sail on Wondrous Whitsundays Race

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Jan 2018

Clipper 2017-18 Race fleet to set sail on Wondrous Whitsundays Race

MEDIA RELEASE For immediate release January 4, 2018 The Clipper 2017-18 Round the World Yacht Race fleet is about to embark on the last race of its All-Australian Leg, as it races up the east coast of Australia to the Whitsundays in Race 4: The Wondrous Whitsundays Race. The All-Australian Leg is the fourth of eight legs, which make up the 40,000 nautical mile voyage…

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3 Days in Airlie Beach

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Jan 2018

3 Days in Airlie Beach

We found this blog recently on Tourism Australia’s website and thought it was a great share for our online friends. Whether you have 3 days in Whitsundays or 3 months check out these great suggestions for something new to do whilst you are in our beautiful part of the world!!   Day 1  – Bowen Morning From Airlie Beach head north about 80 kilometres (50…

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