Escape the cold of the southern states and head to the Whitsundays this Winter. Whales have been spotted in the area over the past two weeks being the perfect time to go on one of the many day tours operating from Airlie Beach to the islands & reef.
Alternatively for those who prefer to stay on dry land, Cedar Creek Falls are located only 20km from Airlie Beach and offer a year round natural swimming pool at the base of the falls. Follow this by a scenic drive to Bowen where you can view the magnificent murals displaying Bowen’s history, enjoy one of the many bush walks around the bays, wander up Flagstaff Hill to take in the views or just stroll along beautiful sandy beaches.
August is proving to be a very popular month with the Merdian Race Week celebrating it’s 20th year of competition from the 12th – 19th August. More than 90 boats have already been entered in this year’s race week and will be in conjunction with the Fantasea Cracker night to be held on the foreshore on the 13th August. Cracker Night is a great time for families with carnival rides and raffles held.
Every Saturday morning a must do in Airlie Beach is the foreshore markets which operate from 7am – 1pm with many stalls selling locally produced goods where you can pick up a simple memento of your visit to tropical Airlie Beach. For those slightly more adventurous a camel ride on the beach may appeal.
Whitsundays – perfect place to escape this Winter with Hammer Whitsundays.