Daydream Island is reopening in April 2019. The island has been undergoing renovations since March 2017 when it was damaged by Cyclone Debbie - the worst cyclone in recent memory to hit the Whitsundays. At the time of the cyclone, Daydream Island's management was planning a major renovation to take place in the future, but brought those renovations forward in light of the cyclone damages. Since then, they have been revamping and redoing the majority of the islands infrastructure.
Hamilton Island Race Week is Australia's largest offshore sailing regatta and it takes places right here in the Whitsundays! This year's event will take place from August 17th - August 24th 2019. The annual race week is always something both locals and visitors look forward to as it brings fun and excitement to the island and the Whitsundays. Sailors and sailing spectators come from all over Australia to participate in this fun race week.
Locals and visitors alike look forward to the annual Airlie Beach Race Week, put off each year in the small sailing town in the Whitsundays. The 2019 Airlie Beach Race Week and Festival of Sailing will take place from Thursday August 8th to Thursday August 15th and hosted by the Whitsunday Sailing Club.
The 2018 Adventure Tourism Awards ceremony was held on the Gold Coast 14 November 2018, where tourism officials from all over Australia and New Zealand were awarded for their hard work and effort in the adventure tourism industry.
The Airlie Beach Festival of Music is going into its sixth year and going strong as it prepares for the 2018 festival. This year's lineup is shaping up to be another amazing event with artists from all over the world coming to perform. The festival will span over 3 days and include acts by 74 bands, taking place November 9 - 11, 2018 in Airlie Beach, Queensland, the main access point to the Whitsunday Islands. The much anticipated festival is quickly becoming one of the most popular boutique music festivals in Australia and is the musical highlight of the year in the Whitsundays, drawing crowds from near and far.
The Whitsunday Reef Festival is an annual highlight in the Whitsundays. This year the festival will take place August 2nd - August 5th 2018, where you can expect to see the town come alive with activities, concerts, fireworks, parties and more!
Anzac Day is a special and commemorative day for all of Australia and New Zealand. It is a day of reflection and respect for those who have served and continue to serve our country, with ceremonies taking place throughout the day. It is a time of national identity where all of Australia comes together for a single purpose.
All killer, no filler” is how the upcoming Melbourne International Comedy Festival Roadshow has been described. The well-known and fun show features international comedians, who are ready to come to the Whitsundays and make locals laugh. Featuring a-listers from all over the world, this festival features all the comedy go-tos from stand-up to sketch to slapstick.