Tag: Tourism Whitsundays


Electrik Lemonade performing at ABMF 2014

11

Oct 2017

Airlie Beach Music Festival is live again this November

The Airlie Beach Music Festival will once again take place in the Whitsundays from the 10 – 12 November.  Book your berth at Abell Point Marina and enjoy three days of incredible music with stunning water views. The main stage is once again at the Whitsunday Sailing Club, with a host of other venues around Airlie Beach playing host to bands throughout the weekend. With…

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04

Oct 2017

Countdown is on until Clipper…. 100 days and counting!

100 day countdown until the Clipper Round World Yacht Race fleet of vessels arrives at Abell Point Marina. To celebrate their Host Port stay in the Whitsundays from 13 – 29 January, the region will host the Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival. A two-week long extravaganza of sporting, leisure, entertainment and food events for all to enjoy. Experience life on-board a Clipper vessel at the Open…

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Abell Point Marina strikes double gold!

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Oct 2017

Abell Point Marina strikes double gold!

It was a record attendance at the 2017 Whitsunday Tourism Awards at Hamilton Island this weekend. Over 340 attended the gala dinner with representatives from local tourism operators, regional and state tourism bodies, and local and state government, all gathering together to celebrate the achievements of the tourism industry this year. The message for the night was that the Whitsundays is ‘batting well above average’…

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Funding Boost for Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival

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Sep 2017

Funding Boost for Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival

MEDIA RELEASE – Tourism Whitsundays For immediate release –  September 26, 2017 The Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival received a welcome injection of cash today when it was announced the event would receive $200,000 in Federal Government ‘matched’ funding. The announcement was made this morning by Federal Member for Dawson George Christensen and Whitsunday Mayor Andrew Willcox at Abell Point Marina, which will host the Clipper…

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Countdown to Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival begins

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Aug 2017

Countdown to Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival begins

MEDIA RELEASE: TOURISM WHITSUNDAYS 24.08.17 The countdown is on for the Whitsunday Clipper Race Carnival, after the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race set sail from the UK on Sunday [August 20th] on an epic 11-month voyage. The Clipper Round the World Yacht Race is a unique event, in which more than 700 amateur crew members are teamed with experienced skippers to sail 12 yachts…

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Whitsundays Completes All-Australian Clipper Leg

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Jun 2017

Whitsundays Completes All-Australian Clipper Leg

Media Release: 28 January 2017 – clipperroundtheworld.com The Clipper Race visits some of the most extraordinary and beautiful places on the planet, so it’s no surprise that the 2017-18 edition will be returning to the Whitsundays. A real crew favourite, the Whitsundays made its debut in the 2015-16 race, and will be a fitting end to the All-Australian Leg 4. “The Whitsundays was an extremely…

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Study shows superyacht value

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Apr 2017

Study shows superyacht value

Source – Ocean Magazine Online (21.04.2017) The first, comprehensive national survey covering the economic value of Australia’s superyacht industry – every facet from manufacturing and refit, to jobs and suppliers – identifies the potential of this lucrative sector and the barriers to unlocking it. If the government fixes our legislation, so foreign superyachts have freedom to charter here, like they do in New Zealand, our…

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Premier urges holidaymakers to visit the Whitsundays

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Apr 2017

Premier urges holidaymakers to visit the Whitsundays

For immediate release: 11.04.2017 by Tourism Whitsundays What a difference a week makes! These were the words of Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk who dropped into the Whitsundays on Tuesday (April 11) to throw her full support behind the region following exTropical Cyclone Debbie. The Premier, who was joined by Tourism Minister Kate Jones on the visit, has pledged $5 million in funding for the parts…

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Whitsundays is open for business

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Apr 2017

Whitsundays is open for business

Despite the disruption to normal business that TC Debbie threw at us last week, the Whitsundays are very much open for business. With charter operators hitting the water just days after the cyclone, restaurants and cafes opening once the water came back on and trade and marine service providers working around the clock to regain a sense of normality in the region, it is obvious…

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The reef is looking healthy & vibrant!

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Mar 2017

The reef is looking healthy & vibrant!

There has been a lot of speculation over recent years about the health of the Great Barrier Reef in the Whitsunday region and in a media release issued today by Tourism Whitsundays, CEO Craig Turner explains that the heart of the Great Barrier Reef is alive and ticking. In response to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority’s (GBRMPA) announcement this morning around the health of…

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