After a long day (or a couple of days) on the boat, nothing is quite as good as a ‘knock-off’ as you unwind from your trip and scroll through your camera. Where better to regroup than right on the water's edge at The Garden Bar Bistro, freshly re-booted at Abell Point Marina?
Locals and visitors alike look forward to the annual sailing regatta which is Airlie Beach Race Week, put on each year in the vibrant 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.
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.
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.