Whitsundays History

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Powerplay is a Whitsundays favourite. She is a overnight catamaran boat with plenty of room, lots of activities and space for 18 passengers at a time. 

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Waltzing Matilda is Australias unofficial anthem, a song about a man living in the bushland of Australia. It is also the name of an overnight sailing boat in the Whitsundays. 

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Solway Lass is the oldest ship frequenting the Whitsundays Islands, operating island tours since 1999 and having over 100 years of sailing time under her belt. Christened in 1902 in Holland, she has a lengthy and intricate legacy, full of adventure, turmoil, tragedy and triumph. Her 11 sails and 170 tonnes of history have been witness to two world wars, the turn of the century and countless technological advances, and yet she perseveres and continues to sail the seas as one of the favourites in the Whitsundays.  

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With its lively atmosphere and strip of restaurants, bars and nightclubs, Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays is certainly one of the most popular towns to celebrate the New Year. Bringing in the year 2020 is certainly no exception to this with a large number of events organised at almost every venue onshore, offshore, and on the surrounding island resorts. We’ve got everything you need to start planning your New Year’s Eve celebrations, whether you’re a local or visiting on holiday!

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Mr Travel have documented some of the History of vessels that have worked in the Whitsundays

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Anchored off the coast of Mackay on June 1st 1770 Captain Cook set sail North upon the Endeavour for what was going to be one of the most spectacular stretches of his first voyage around the world.  

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The Whitsundays sit in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef and are a coveted tourist destination, known for it’s stunning reefs and beautiful wildlife. It is a sought after tropical paradise, famous worldwide, known for it’s stunning resorts, quaint beach side cottages, and overnight sailing tours.

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Australia is one of the most interesting continents in the world. It is the world's largest island, yet smallest continent and sits bordered by the Indian Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Southern Ocean and Tasman Sea. It is full of unique landscapes, cultures, flora, fauna and national icons.  

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