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Stay 7, Pay 6

Airlie Beach’s Pinnacles Resort offers luxury facilities in the Heart of The Whitsundays along with magnificent views of the Coral Sea. Pinnacles is now offering groups of two the chance to experience all of this wonder over 7 days for the price of 6! To redeem this deal, book online using the link below and select the package ‘Stay 7, Pay 6’.

Original price: Varies, for example, stay at the Penthouse Seaview Jacuzzi Apartment normally from $3,885AUD, but with this deal you will only pay $3,330AUD

For more information, visit

Booking Period: Until 20/12/2022

Travel Period: Until 20/12/2022

Block out dates: N/A

Ph: +61 7 4948 4800

The Ultimate Great Barrier Reef Adventure

There is so much to be explored in our famous Great Barrier Reef and you can now experience its magic at 20% off on a Great Barrier Reef Adventure tour with Cruise Whitsundays. Book on the website below and use the promo code GBRA20 to redeem this deal and save.

Original price: From $132AUD per person.

For more information, visit

Booking Period: Until 26/06/2022

Travel Period: Until 26/06/2022

Block out dates: N/A

Ph: +617 4846 7000

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort is the ultimate camping or caravan tropical holiday escape. Spring is the best time to visit The Whitsundays and to celebrate, BIG4 is offering the deal of all deals where guests can book 7 nights and get an additional 7 nights free on any powered sites! Book online through the link below to take advantage of the stay/pay spring specials.

Original price: Stay 14 nights from $630AUD twin share on powered camp sites.

For more information, visit

Booking Period: Until 31/05/2022

Travel Period: Until 13/06/2022

Block out dates: N/A

Ph: 1300 640 587


NRMA Airlie Beach Holiday Park

Located just moments from the beach and 2 minutes from the town centre in Airlie Beach, the NRMA Airlie Beach Holiday Park is the perfect staycation to explore the serene Whitsunday Coast. NRMA are offering the chance to stay at the resort for 7 nights and pay for just 6! To book, guests must book online using the link below and selecting the Stay 7, Pay 6 rate.

Original price: Varies.

For more information, visit

Booking Period: 30/06/2022

Travel Period: 30/06/2022

Block out dates: N/A

Ph: (07) 4946 6379


InterContinental Hayman Island Resort – Elevate Your Stay

The InterContinental Hayman Island Resort provides premium accommodation and invites guests to experience immersive luxury in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Now you can save up to 20% when staying 2 nights or longer. Visit the link below to book with this deal.

Original price: From $1,047AUD per night

For more information, visit

Booking Period: Must be 90 days prior to arrival

Travel Period: Until 31/12/2022

Block out dates: Blackout dates apply

Ph: 1300 640 587




2022 Heart of Events Calendar

Last month, The Whitsundays released its 2022 Heart of Events Calendar. From arts and cultural festivals, fitness and endurance events, and celebrations of the beautiful island landmarks and local produce, The Whitsundays offers world-class events that celebrate the region, its environment, and its people. To download the full calendar, visit Click here to view the official What’s on in The Whitsundays in 2022 video.


The Belvedere at Toscana

In February, The Belvedere at Toscana, perched over the town of Airlie Beach opened. With a distinctive menu, The Belvedere strives for perfection within simplicity. Sit back and enjoy a share style menu with strong Italian and French influences.


NEW: Glamping Tents at Tasman Holiday Parks – Airlie Beach

Set within the tropical grounds, the new Glamping Tents will transport you to a holiday oasis during your stay in The Whitsundays. Featuring an open plan layout with a queen bed and two sets of single bunk beds, plus kitchen, dining and lounge area to relax after a day of exploring. Step outside to the outdoor deck to relax or cook up a storm on the Weber BBQ with family or friends.


Vote for Airlie Beach and Bowen in the Top Tourism Town Awards!

The verdict is in, both Airlie Beach and Bowen have made it as finalists in the 2022 Queensland Top Tourism Town Awards. Airlie Beach is a finalist for the Top Small Tourism Town category, while Bowen is a finalist for the Top Tourism Town category. Voting is open and closes on Monday the 23rd of May, every vote counts so don’t delay. To vote, please click here


Wonders of The Whitsundays Delivers Success
The Wonders of The Whitsundays campaign has delivered over $4.8 million in sales, a return on investment of 6:1. On the back of another challenging year, the Wonders of The Whitsundays major campaign ran to help drive visitation and encourage dispersal through the low season and need period for industry. To view the media release click here,


Airlie Beach Festival of Music Line-Up has X-Factor!

Natalie Bassingthwaighte is about to be transported from Australia’s television screens to the Heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Together with her band ‘Rogue Traders’, the singer, actress and household name, will be bringing the house down at the 10th anniversary Airlie Beach Festival of Music from November 4-6. Additional artists such as Ben Lee, Mi-Sex, The Hillbilly Goats will also be playing with more line-up accountments to come. To view the media release click here,




Hamilton Island Endurance Series

Date: From 1 May – 20 November

Spanning May through to November, the Hamilton Island Endurance Series puts athletes to the test as they compete in events set in the stunning island channels, beaches, and off-road trails. The event this year includes the Hilly Half Marathon, Great Whitehaven Beach Run, Hamilton Island Triathlon, and the Hamilton Island Ocean Swim.

For more information, visit

Great Barrier Reef Festival

Date: 4 – 7 August

In the Heart of the Great Barrier Reef, Airlie Beach annually hosts the Great Barrier Reef Festival; celebrating the Reef and showcasing The Whitsundays’ lifestyle and community. The Festival includes reef-focused environmental activities and art initiatives, destination events, local food and beach parties on some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. A program sure to provide four fun-filled days for the whole family to enjoy.

For more information, visit

Airlie Beach Race Week Festival of Sailing

Date: 11 – 18 August

In its 33rd year, the Whitsunday Sailing Club will host the Airlie Beach Race Week Festival of Sailing; a seven-day sailing event that attracts entrants from all over the world. Offshore, the Regatta provides classes from IRC competitive racing through to cruising divisions with both official sailors and volunteers competing in the event. Onshore, the Festival of Sailing is a week-long public event filled with high profile entertainment and social activities.

For more information, visit


Hamilton Island Race Week

Date: 20 – 28 August 

Hamilton Island Race Week is a premier yachting fixture and an annually anticipated event on the international sailing calendar. Competitors, family, and friends come together to enjoy Hamilton Island’s beautiful weather, brilliant beaches and coral reefs, whilst enjoying fine food and wine, on a fun-filled week of activities to celebrate the boating event.

For more information, visit

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