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Save on SeaLink Tours

If you’re looking for the ultimate cruise in The Whitsundays to Whitehaven Beach, look no further than SeaLink. The Scenic Big Island Day Tour takes you on a scenic tour through The Whitsundays, stopping at places that no other Whitsunday Islands tour does. For a limited time only, experience this ultimate tour and enjoy savings of at least 20% on all adult, kid and family passes when booked directly through the operator.

Original price: Varies, for example, tickets are normally $220AUD for adults, now pay $175AUD

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Booking Period: Until 24/06/2022

Travel Period: Until 24/06/2022

Block out dates: N/A

Ph: 1300 317 445 

Sail around The Whitsundays for Less

Harness the wind and sail the majestic waters of The Whitsundays aboard the speedy 85ft ocean-going catamaran, Camira by Cruise Whitsundays. The Camira Sailing Adventure offers an all-inclusive day tour that invites travellers to explore to northern end of Whitehaven Beach, offering meals, guided walks, and beach activities to enjoy. For a limited time only, enjoy 20% off the Camira Sailing Adventure when using the code CSA20 upon booking.

Original price: Normally $209AUD per adult, now $167.20AUD

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Booking Period: Until 26/06/2022

Travel Period: Until 26/06/2022

Block out dates: N/A

Ph: +617 4846 7000 

NRMA Bowen Beachfront Holiday Park

Located along the beautiful Whitsunday Coast, the NRMA Bowen Beachfront Holiday Park offers everything you need for a relaxing stay. NRMA are offering the chance to stay at the holiday park 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 example, 7 nights in a 2 Bedroom Family Villa would normally cost from $1223UD, now pay $1049AUD when booking the Stay 7, Pay 6 deal.

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Booking Period: 30/06/2022

Travel Period: 30/06/2022

Block out dates: N/A

Ph: 1800 602 469 

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

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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

Sky High Savings

Looking for a thrill-seeking mid-week adventure? Take your holiday to the next level with Skydive Airlie Beach. For a limited time only, Skydive Australia is offering $40 off when you book a tandem skydive on any weekday until the end of October. To redeem this deal, guests must use the code MAGIC22 upon checkout.

Original price: Varies.

For more information, visit 

Booking Period: Until 28/102022

Travel Period: Until 28/10/2022

Block out dates: N/A

Ph: 1300 815 241


$50K Live Music Grant Amps Up Northerlies’ Gig Guide

Northerlies Beach Bar & Grill has been approved for a $50,000 live music grant aimed at

invigorating the live music scene in Airlie Beach with the installation of a new sound and lighting

system. The grant is just a small step towards building the right infrastructure to attract touring music

artists, providing one of the most unique music venues in Australia – set right on the beach,

overlooking the Whitsunday Islands.

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The Whitsundays Launches New Self-Driving Podcast Tour

Tourism Whitsundays in partnership with Storytowns have launched four new self-driving audio tours featuring the diverse destinations of Airlie Beach, Bowen, Collinsville and Proserpine, sharing stories told by local personalities as travellers drive around and explore The Whitsundays.

The informative new podcasts showcase the interesting history of the townships and local community members that make the region so wonderful.

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Airlie Beach Festival of Music – We Gotta Get Into This Place!

The Animals (UK), Eskimo Joe, Rick Price and more join 10th anniversary Airlie Beach Festival Of Music line-up. There will be no wanting to “Get Out Of This Place” when The Animals take to the stage at the 10th anniversary Airlie Beach Festival of Music from November 4-6.


Fans will be treated to The Animals’ greatest hits including House Of The Rising Sun, We Gotta Get Out Of This Place, Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood, Bring It On Home To Me, Don’t Bring Me Down, It’s My Life, and more.

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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.

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Trail and Sail Race Tour

Date: 30 June – 3 July

Outer Limits and Prosail have joined forces for the ultimate trail running and sailing race this July. The Trail and Sail Race Tour 2022 will span across four days with six stages in the tropical paradise. Spend four days aboard an ex-racing sailboat in The Whitsundays, stopping along the way to run magnificent trails on the island. You do not have to be a sailor to partake in this ultimate event, but you may just become one by the end of the trip.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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