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Mark Scott Johnson
Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

The Whitsunday Coast is an ideal jumping off point for the Great Barrier Reef which is located 50 km from Airlie. Cruises leave Airlie Beach on a regular basis taking in all the sights. Cruise Whitsundays and Fantasea Cruises both offer a chance to see the reef at its best. Snorkelling, semi-submersible and glass bottom boat rides, helicopter scenic flights and dive opportunities are all available with both companies. Cruise Whitsundays +61 4946 4662 www.cruisewhitsundays.com.au Fantasea +61 4967 5455 www.fantasea.com.au
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Proserpine

In this Queensland rural town, the museum is worth visiting, as is Proserpine Lake, or Peter Faust Dam, as it is better known. Ideal for water sports and fishing for the popular barramundi, you may also fancy a local eco tour. Take one of the Whitsunday Crocodile Safaris up the Proserpine River.
Airlie Beach Lagoon

Airlie Beach Lagoon

Opened in 2001, Airlie Beach Lagoon is a stinger free environment. It has landscaped gardens, free barbecues and shower rooms. Beautiful setting and close to all facilities. There is no charge to use the lagoon.
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Great Whitsunday Walk

This attraction is a 30 km track through the Conway State Forest. The main routes are from Brandy Creek to Airlie Beach, however, there are also short trips from Brandy Creek car park. Wander through this magical countryside and see a range of wildlife including the wompoo fruit-dove.
Bowen

Bowen

Visiting the town of Bowen is like stepping back into the 1940’s or 50’s, unpretentious, with wide streets. A good place to make for is the Historical Museum packed full of artefacts said to be one of the best museums in Central Queensland well worth visiting. Bowen Courthouse, built in 1883, is also impressive. The beaches lie 2 km north of town. Queens Beach has a stinger net for the jellyfish season and Horseshoe Bay is good for swimming or snorkelling.
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Stone Island

Stone Island is where the very first settlers landed and it’s a very interesting place to visit. No more than 2 km from the coast, it can be reached by ferry.
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Sailing

This breathtakingly beautiful tropical area is perfectly explored by boat. The region is famous for its sailing and, of course, it is a dream come true to sail around the islands and enjoy your vacation the best way possible. If you’re not a sailing expert, you can include staff with your hired boat and get time over for scuba diving while they navigate and cook for you. Sailing Whitsundays:
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Whitehaven Beach

One of the most beautiful beaches in the world, Whitehaven Beach can be reached by boat from Airlie Beach. A totally undeveloped national park, be prepared for a 7 km stretch of 99% white silica sand.
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