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Will there be an Airlie Beach Music Festival this year?

Airlie Beach music festival
Wed 17 Jun 2020
John Nayler poses the question to Gavin Butlin, "Will there be an Airlie Beach Music Festival this year?"

In its 8th year, Gavin explains that it will not operate as in past years and that he is ju ... [more]


What is the master reef guide program? Ed, Charter Yachts Australia

Mon 08 Jun 2020
What is a Master Reef Guide? John Nayler poses the question to Ed from Charter Yachts Australia.

Ed says, "The Master Reef Guide Program is an exciting new group of Guides which has been organised  ... [more]

Airlie Beach tours for couples

Which tour should I take to Whitehaven Beach and the Whitsunday islands

Sat 10 Oct 2015 - John Nayler
Every visitor to Airlie Beach should experience the Whitsundays for at least one day. While the town of Airlie Beach has plenty to do and looks a treat since the main street upgrade about 2013, the real magic is at the islands that beckon from the near East Horizon.

Here is a summary of the tours most popular tours available at the end of 2015. Orientation of this summary is based upon the expected needs of a mature aged couple or family.

Photo by Shirley Wodson Photography

Vision Surveys Airlie Beach Race Week sets new event record

Tue 29 Jul 2014 - John Nayler
Vision Surveys Airlie Beach Race Week 2014 has made history after breaking the record number of entries with more expected to come in this week.

In the 25th anniversary year, the event has attracte ... [more]

Port of Airlie

Unparalleled marina attracts savvy boaties

Sat 21 Jun 2014 - John Nayler
Australia's most unique residential/marina combination, offering some of the largest marina berths on the longest leases in the country, makes Port of Airlie a true boat owner's paradise.

Port of A ... [more]

Whitsunday Getaways

Whitsunday Getaway - Superb Whitsunday cruising for couples

Tue 20 May 2014 - John Nayler
With hundreds of thousands of visitors every year, the Whitsundays Islands, Whitehaven Beach and heart of the Great Barrier Reef enjoys world wide acknowledgment as a dream destination.

With the ma ... [more]

Coffee and donuts ahead

Airlie Beach drives into new markets with billboard campaign

Wed 23 Jan 2013
Airlie Beach as a renowned destination, smiling faces and a community culture so much so that is regularly the envy of other similar towns. An inspiring marketing campaign created by Skal Whitsundays  ... [more]

Wintermoon Festival - Rusty Datsuns

Sat 05 May 2012
Too cute are the cruisey melodies of the Rusty Datsuns. Happy to be at Wintermoon, the guys chilled tones combined with a trio of strings are another must see at the festival.

The festival continu ... [more]

Wintermoon Festival: Floating down the stream

Sat 05 May 2012
Creekside is where you find the kids mornings at Wintermoon. Those with sore heads too... For the creek that flows along the Western edge of the festival has a natural cascade between too perfectly de ... [more]

GSL Aviation

GSL Aviation pilots land on their feet in the Whitsundays.

Thu 03 Nov 2011 - John Nayler
Not often tossed from first floor windows, pilots Krysta Gugenberger and Ashley Howe have demonstrated their ability to land on their feet with the arrival in the Whitsundays of GSL Aviation. GSL Avia ... [more]

The Drum Kit Recyclable Regatta reminds and entertains.

Sat 22 Oct 2011
Reef protection is a subject close to the hearts of all Whitsunday residents. The Recyclable Regatta is aimed at celebrating and reminding everyone of the importance of this fact ... [more]

Terry Kemp talks about the building code in the tropics

Wed 02 Feb 2011
After Cyclone Tracy in 1974 the building codes for tropical regions were changed substantially. Terry Kemp goes through some of the considerations for building construction in North Queensland that ma ... [more]

Recycling and bareboats feature at the marina

Sat 23 Oct 2010
Hundreds of people turned at Abel Point Marina to watch the spectacle of the inaugural Recycle Regatta. Sevens teams representing youth, families and corporates arrived with all manner of craft made f ... [more]

Turbo 21 and Netcomm Router

Telstra Next G proves it worth during Cyclone Ului

Tue 23 Mar 2010
In the aftermath of Cyclone Ului one has to praise the Telstra Next G network. Telstra's mobile phone network has continued to operate at Airlie Beach and Cannonvale throughout the Cyclone period. It  ... [more]

Terry Kemp speaks about preparations

Cyclone preparations explained by Terry Kemp

Sat 20 Mar 2010
The somewhat hard to pronounce Tropical Cyclone Ului is due to cross the Queensland coast in the early hours of Sunday morning, 21st March 2010.

The predicted path is in the Whitsundays region betw ... [more]

Whitehaven Beach at its most colourful

Hamilton Island Race Week 2008 - Whitehaven Beach Party

Thu 28 Aug 2008
Despite overcast skies there was no stopping the competitors, island workers and residents of the Whitsundays coming to Whitehaven Beach for the famous Whitehaven Beach Party.

With 3000+ people on ... [more]

Hervey Bay

Fri 14 Mar 2008
Hervey Bay is a bustling centre on Queensland's, Fraser Coast. On the doorstep of the sandy straights, it is a growing population center and tourist destination. During the winter months, the whale po ... [more]

Explore Hervey Bay

Wed 05 Mar 2008
Explore Fraser Island the world's largest sand island.


Save Our Airport

Sat 17 Mar 2007
Watch our comprehensive coverage of the march held through the heart of Airlie Beach in support of the "Save Our Airport" campaign.