The Great Barrier Reef Marine Park maintains a fine balance in order to stay healthy and thriving, just like most ecosystems! It relies on the weather, water temperature, tides and overall water health in order to remain healthy itself. Any small interruption in its equilibrium can result in changes in habitat.
All coral reefs are formed the same, no matter where they are in the world. The reason why the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park is special and unique is that it is the largest reef system in the world with 2,900 reefs connecting it across 2,600km.
The seascape of the Great Barrier Marine Park is huge and diverse. It has many species of fish, corals, turtles, molluscs and marine mammals. It holds many mysteries and wonders as well as different types of land masses and reefs. One of these land masses is a cay - an island made up completely of sand.
There are many places to snorkel in the Whitsundays, with more and more reefs being discovered daily by tour operators and individuals who want to find new places to explore the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park!
The Whitsunday Islands, or 'Whitsundays' for short, are known for many great things that draw thousands of people here each year. But what are they? And why are they so great?
The Whitsundays are a group of 74 islands that can be found off the eastern coast of Australia and are one of the top tourist destinations in the country. The main access point to the Whitsunday Islands is Airlie Beach, a small coastal town found in Queensland that is a popular holiday destination for international travellers and Australians alike. But what makes them so special and why do people keep coming back?
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.
Bag storage and maintaining your property is an important part of enjoying your Whitsundays holiday; no one wants to go on a tour worrying about whether or not their things are safe! Naturally is it preferred that your things can be stored in a safe and secure environment to ensure none of your valuable are damaged or stolen. Airlie Beach Bag Storage provides this safety giving you peace of mind while you enjoy your tour of the Whitsundays, meaning you will feel more relaxed and enjoy yourself more!
Sitting on a bus or any other vehicle for an extended amount of time is not ideal. But sometimes, it is inevitable when we are travelling and making our way from place to place. To some, extended travel may mean 2 hours, for others, it may be 15 hours - it's all relevant in terms of personal preference. One thing in common we all have in common, however, is that is we all like to be comfortable during our travels, no matter how long or short, so we feel refreshed and in a good mood when we arrive at our destination.
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.
For a limited time we are offering free return airport shuttles to the Whitsunday Coast Airport for every overnight tour purchase with Sailing-Whitsundays! This will help you enjoy a worry-free trip to the Whitsundays, with everything taken care of door-to-door! This will allow you to arrive in the Whitsundays where a ride will be waiting for you so you can make your way to your accommodation with ease. From here you will join your overnight tour to explore the Whitsunday Islands, getting to snorkel, swim, scuba dive or visit Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Lookout!