In 2018 and 2019 the Whitsundays will see the reopening of three resort accommodations in Airlie Beach, Daydream Island and Hayman Island.
All three resorts were closed after damages incurred by Cyclone Debbie in 2017, and have since been closed for renovations and upgrades.
Each year the Whitsunday Regional Council, together with the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service and the local fire brigades, conducts planned burns and fire hazard reduction activities in public areas such as the Whitsunday Islands National Parks. Although sometimes controversial, planned burns are a vital tool for maintaining this delicate balance and safety for the region. We've outlined how you can find out about planned burns in the Whitsunday region.
The Airlie Beach Lagoon is a staple in the tourist town, located on the Whitsunday Coast. After a recent closure due to damages sustained during a cyclone in March 2017, the much-loved lagoon is now open again, and better than ever.
The Whitsundays will be getting a new foreshore in the upcoming months. Construction is to begin in mid 2018 where the aim is to improve and upgrade the foreshore between the Sailing Club and the Lagoon along the main street of Airlie Beach. The foreshore is well known for beach-goers, sunbathers and swimmers who hang out at the main beach in Airlie Beach and enjoy the waves and sand. It has BBQ areas, a playground and plenty of space for hanging out and relaxing.