Partners Ensure an Unmissable Tourism Awards Event

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Thanks to a raft of supporters coming on board, this year’s Whitsunday Tourism Awards gala event is ramping up into an unmissable night according to organizer’s. Tourism Whitsundays CEO Craig Turner says the long-recognized tourism industry’s “night of nights”, is being held on Saturday September … [Read more...]

Airport Upgrade Commences Soon

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The $40 million Whitsunday Coast Airport runway upgrade and terminal expansion will commence next month. Mayor Willcox says the upgrade project will ensure vital airport infrastructure keeps pace with the forecast growth for the Whitsunday Region. “This project is a critical step in realizing … [Read more...]

Whitsundays on Show in Paris

Launch of Tourism Australia advertising campaign with Minister Ciobo in Paris on June 7, 2017.

The city of Paris is festooned with billboards displaying turtles, Whitehaven Beach and Heart Reef as part of the $10million tourism funding package to support our region following the effects of Cyclone Debbie. Tourism Minister Steve Ciobo has launched the international campaign on the Champs … [Read more...]

Tourists Continue the Whitso Love

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The latest  numbers are in - Visitors from overseas spent a record $214.9 million in the Whitsundays in the year ending March 31, 2017. Tourism Whitsundays CEO Craig Turner says the expenditure figure is the highest on record, up 6.8 per cent on the same period last year and is welcome news for … [Read more...]

On Time, On Target


Hats off to the workers at Whitsunday Coast Airport which has recorded the highest percentage of on time arrivals of any airport in the country in the latest Aviation Domestic On Time performance report. Whitsunday Regional Council Mayor Andrew Willcox is chuffed and has expressed his … [Read more...]

Shute Harbour Public Boat Ramp Opens


Boaties Behold - You can launch from Shute Harbour from tomorrow, Saturday 27th May. Whitsunday Regional Council has been working tirelessly to restore access to the public boat ramp after the damage caused by Cyclone Debbie in late March. The boat ramp and carpark will be open and available … [Read more...]

Winton Rebuilds an Australian Tourism Experience

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The $22 million reconstruction of Winton’s iconic Waltzing Matilda Centre gets underway this week and the start has been marked by a visit to town by Local Government Minister Mark Furner and Federal MP David Littleproud. They joined with Winton Mayor Butch Lenton, and the local community to … [Read more...]

Tourist Airlifted From Cruise Ship In Whitsundays

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RACQ CQ Rescue has landed on the deck of a 311-metre cruise ship in the Whitsundays today to transfer an injured American tourist to hospital. The Mackay-based rescue helicopter was tasked just after 10am that a passenger, a 68-year-old woman from North Carolina, was believed to have fallen down … [Read more...]