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Wonders in The Whitsundays

  • Written by Jasmine Halley

TRAVEL DEALS

 

Stay for 3, Pay for 2 in Airlie Beach 

Extend your holidays and treat yourself to the ultimate resort experience in February and March. Choose from fully self-contained accommodation ranging from Deluxe Studio Cabins, to 3 bedroom condos, whilst enjoying award-winning facilities, with large shady powered sites also available. For the months of February and March, enjoy great savings on all cabins and powered sites accommodation types with the Stay Pay Deals. Stay Pay Deals include: Stay 3, Pay 2 and Stay 6, Pay 4. Prices start from $86AUD for 3 nights on a twin share powered site, and $316AUD for 3 nights on a twin share cabin (based on a booking for two people, extra people/child rates apply).

Original price: Varies. For example, a powered grass site for 3 nights would normally cost $135AUD, now pay $90AUD

For more information, visit https://www.adventurewhitsunday.com.au/paystay/

Available: From 30/1/22 – 31/3/22

Block out dates: None

Ph: 1300 640 587

Cancellation policy: Cancellations of a booking can be held as a credit for up to 12 months (or 24months if the cancellation was due to a government restriction). For more information, visit https://www.adventurewhitsunday.com.au/terms-conditions/

 

Double the Fun when you Cruise through the Day 

The possibilities are endless when you choose any two Cruise Whitsundays day tours and receive 10% off both experiences. Using the Twin Tour Discount, get 10% off both day trips you book. Now you can enjoy snorkelling and diving experiences in the Great Barrier Reef and visit Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet on the Camira Sailing Adventure for less.

With multiple day trips on offer, you can holiday your own way while saving up to visit again soon!

Original price: Varies. For example, the Great Barrier Reef Adventure tour starts from $279UDpp and Camira Sailing Adventure tours start from $209AUDpp. Now pay from $251.10AUDpp and $188.10AUDpp, respectively.

For more information, visit https://cruisewhitsundays.com/special-offers/

Available until:  Runs all year round

Block out dates:  No block out dates

Ph: 07 4846 7000

Cancellation policy: Cancellations of a booking can be held as a credit for up to 12 months (or 24 months if the cancellation was due to a government restriction). For more information, visit https://cruisewhitsundays.com/terms-conditions/

Great Savings on a Unique Paradise Experience departing Hamilton Island only 

Indulge in a serene half-day cruise and immerse yourself in beautiful, secluded nature while ticking off priceless experiences such as spotting majestic and rare wildlife, sink your toes into perfect white sand and cool off in the crystal-clear ocean. Top it all off by taking in the remote paradise from a glorious vantagepoint. With an extensive list of top-tier moments, Explore Group’s ‘Explore Inlet Hill’ half-day cruise is a must for any trip to The Whitsundays. For a limited time, get 20% off this experience using the code TWALWAYS when booking.

Original price: $145 per adult and $90 for children under 15 years old

For more information, visit https://www.exploregroup.com.au/hamilton-island/explore-hill-inlet/

Available until: 31/3/2021

Block out dates: 27 December 2021 – 10 January 2022

Ph: 07 4253 3340

Cancellation policy: Cancellations made more than 48 hours prior to departure will not incur a cancellation fee. If the tour needs to be cancelled by Explore Group, a full refund is given. For more information visit: https://www.exploregroup.com.au/hamilton-island/explore-hill-inlet/

See the Whitsundays from the Sea and the Sky 

Explore every angle of The Whitsundays’ most iconic locations all in one day! With Ocean Rafting you can enjoy a bird’s eye view of world-famous locations like Heart Reef and Whitehaven Beach an ocean rafting adventure through crystal-clear waters, and to top it all off, a snorkel through secret reefs or a relaxing trip to a picture-perfect beach. Also included in this package, a fresh, tropical lunch pack, guided national park walks, and all required snorkelling gear and floatation devices. This package has it all, giving you a gorgeous, action-packed adventure that you will remember for the rest of your life. Until 31 January 2022, save $64 per adult and $50 per child.

Original price: $429 per adult and $379 per child, now $365 per adult, and $329 per child

For more information, visit https://oceanrafting.com.au/tours/fly-and-raft

Available until: 31/12022

Block out dates: N/A

Ph: 07 4946 6848

Cancellation policy: 97% refund if guest cancels before midday the day before their trip. In the unlikely event that a tour needs to be cancelled or changed due to extreme weather conditions, Ocean Rafting will 1) offer another travel date or 2) issue a refund (minus 3% booking fee). For more information, please visit https://oceanrafting.com.au/about-us/terms-and-conditions/

 

EVENTS

Festivals are back – Dream Machine 2022

 

For four days in January, Dream Machine Festival takes over Daydream Island. Festival goers will enjoy 3 days of performances at some of The Whitsundays most stunning locations as the country’s top artists curate the ultimate tropical summertime soundtrack.

Dates: 26 January 2022 – 30 January 2022

More information: https://dreammachinefestival.com/ 

 

NEW AND NOTEWORTHY

 

Big Island Day Tour Makes a Splash 

SeaLink have introduced a new day tour that offers the ultimate Whitsunday Island tour experience. The SeaLink Big Island Day Tour takes you on a scenic cruise through the spectacularly beautiful Whitsunday Islands departing from Shute Harbour, through the Molle Islands, crossing The Whitsundays passage into Cid Harbour, through Hook Passage before anchoring at Tongue Point at Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach. The tour then returns to Shute Harbour, passing through Chance Bay, Hamilton Island and Long Island. Bookings are now open with travel dates starting from 11 December 2021. For more information, visit https://www.sealinkqld.com.au/whitsundays/whitehaven-beach-big-island-tour

 

2022 Visitor Guide Entices Holidaymakers to The Whitsundays 

As interstate borders begin to open, Tourism Whitsundays is excited to launch the 2022 Whitsundays Visitor Guide that will inspire travellers to holiday in the Heart of the Great Barrier Reef and explore the diverse region. The Whitsundays Visitor Guide is an integral tool to drive visitation, increase length of stay and encourage dispersal throughout the region to Airlie Beach, Bowen, Collinsville, Proserpine and the Whitsunday Islands. For more information, visit https://www.tourismwhitsundays.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/211129-Media-Release-2022-Whitsundays-Visitor-Guide-inspires-travellers-to-holiday-in-the-Heart-of-the-Great-Barrier-Reef.pdf

12 days of Xmas Giveaway Begins 

For the first 12 days of December, The Whitsundays will be giving away prizes every day from accommodation to fun-filled experiences and tasty restaurant vouchers. To enter, like the ‘Visit Whitsundays, Queensland, Australia’ Facebook page and complete the registration form by detailing in 25 words or less, what your ideal Whitsunday Xmas would look like. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/WhitsundaysQLD

 

Give the Gift of Travel 

For a gift that means more, give the Gift of Travel this Christmas. What better gift for your loved ones, than an experience in The Whitsundays, while supporting the local community!

The Whitsundays is the best gift shop in the world. With so many unforgettable experiences on offer, from snorkelling the Great Barrier Reef, to barefoot island living and croc spotting down Proserpine River, there is loads of family fun for everyone. It’s easy to give a meaningful gift to everyone on your list! #HolidayHereThisYear. For more information, visit https://www.tourismwhitsundays.com.au/experience/?operator=92969&date=2021-12-31&q=185&period=1&adults=2

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