The Whitsundays bounces back after Cyclone Debbie
The Whitsundays continue to flourish after bouncing back from Cyclone Debbie, a category 4 storm that hit the region on 28 March 2017.
While the region is still in recovery mode, this didn't stop tourists from flocking to the Whitsundays during Easter Holidays to see the Islands and Reef for themselves. The Whitsunday region has long been a favourite for both Australians and international travellers alike. Icons like Whitehaven Beach, the inner fringing reefs and the Whitsunday Islands still continue to be as beautiful as ever, and offer a little piece of paradise to people from all over the world.
Hamilton island, Hayman Island, Daydream Island and Airlie Beach saw the worst of the weather, with damages occurring to the vegetation, facades and some structural damages. While locals continue to cleanup the area and get rid of any debris left behind by the cyclone, tour operators, hotel owners and tourism officials welcome guests with open arms to come see what the Whitsundays are all about.
The Whitsundays were the fourth most popular destination in Australia during the Easter season. The Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Great Ocean Road and Cairns came first, followed closely by the Whitsundays. The region saw tourists congregate in large numbers to the area as normal and look forward to welcoming future travellers to one of the most beautiful destinations in the world throughout the coming months and year.