Cyclone Debbie was a category 4 cyclone that stormed through the Whitsundays on 28 March 2017. Before hitting the Whitsunday Islands and Airlie Beach, the tropical cyclone made its way over the Great Barrier Reef and inner fringing reefs, causing stormy waters and crashing waves, which in turn affected the reef and its inhabitants.
The Whitsundays is in recovery mode following Cyclone Debbie, which made its way through the Whitsundays 28 March, 2017. Some of the islands and boats were affected, which has in turn affected some preexisting guests who had trips booked in the area. If you had an island vacation booked, or were booked onto a boat that is no longer available, you might be looking for alternatives.
Hamilton Island was one of the Whitsunday Island affected by Cyclone Debbie, which hit Australia on 28 March 2017. Known for it’s high-end resorts, fun activities and beautiful scenery, it is a favourite among locals and tourists alike.
Daydream Island Resort and Spa was one of the Whitsunday Islands affected by Cyclone Debbie on 28 March 2017. The island is 1km long and 400m wide and is home to one resort that operates over the entirety of the island. It is a family-friendly island that has been a go-to for locals and tourists alike boasting swimming pools, mini-golf, a spa, several restaurants and a living reef within the island complete with sharks, rays and clownfish.
When ‘Cyclone Debbie’ hit Airlie Beach on March 28th 2017, she brought with her strong winds which stormed through the town and surrounding areas. While Airlie Beach is bouncing back, continuing on with business as usual, it has sparked a debate about the long-term effects this natural disaster will have on the reef system.
Tropical Cyclone Debbie passed through the Whitsundays on March 28, 2017, as a category four cyclone. It was the strongest tropical cyclone since Cyclone Ada in 1970, almost 47 years ago, causing damage to the Whitsundays and surrounding areas before heading south, where it would caused some flooding near Rockhampton. Considering modern building codes are so stringent the main damage was to vegetation and water penetration to some unoccupied buildings.