The Sunshine State is in for a thrill with the announcement that Academy Award winners George Clooney and Julia Roberts will be filming in the Whitsundays for their new film Ticket to Paradise later this year.
Chinese New Year is a special time of year, celebrating the beginning of a new year on the traditional Chinese calendar. The festival is also usually referred to as the Spring Festival in mainland China and is one of several Lunar New Years in Asia. The Whitsundays is host to some fantastic festivities for our Asia pacific neighbours, and tourists from China as well as anywhere in the world are welcome to come celebrate with us!
After a long two year wait, the annual Clipper Around the World Yacht Race will once again embrace the Whitsunday’s sailors paradise on January 11-18, 2020, as they stop in for a week of exciting festivities for the Whitsunday Clipper Carnival, based in Airlie Beach, Whitsundays.
Visitors and local aviation enthusiasts in the Whitsundays are in for a treat, as the notorious Airlie Beach Air Show takes off again this year on September 7th, 2019, after a 4-year hiatus. For those who know lots or little about aerobatic stunt plane flying, this exhilarating niche will certainly not disappoint!
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 7th annual Airlie Beach Festival of music is upon us, and the line up this year will be one for the ages! With headlining acts including John Butler and an Australian Rock Collective including Members from Jet, You Am I, and Powderfinger, there will be something for everyone in Airlie Beach, Queensland this 8-10 of November 2019.
Airlie Beach is a tropical destination where many cruise ships stop and enjoy the seaside town and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Throughout the year, many tourists, including those from cruise ships, stop for the day to snorkel, swim and see the sights!
Day trippers often take advantage of shorter day trips such as scenic flights and other fun activities that will allow you to see the best of Airlie Beach!
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.