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BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort

Airlie Beach, Queensland

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Attractions

  • Dining and Eating Out (1)
    1. Abell Point Marina Explore the wonder of the Whitsundays from the redeveloped Abell Point Marina. Uniquely located at the Gateway to the Whitsundays, one of Australia's most prestigious and world-renowned tourism destinations. With direct access to the Whitsundays 74 Islands, Abell Point Marina is located in Airlie Beach, North Queensland, 30 minutes from Proserpine Airport or a ferry transfer from Hamilton Island Airport.
  • Entertainment (1)
    1. Mama Africa Bar and Niteclub Mama Africa Bar and Niteclub provides a great venue where you can let your hair down and party "Airlie Style". For quiet after dinner drinks get in early, after midnight the place really starts to pump. The bartenders will add a bit of flair as they make up new age cocktails with the popular Cocktail Club on every night from 10.00p.m. to midnight. Airlie's Top DJ's will get everyone up and dancing on the zebra striped dance floor and Fox Sports on all the Plasma televisions will keep the boys happy.
  • Historical Sites and Heritage Locations (1)
    1. Hill Inlet Hill Inlet in the Whitsundays is a stunning inlet located at the northern end of Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. As the tide shifts, the white sand and blue hues of the inlet blend seamlessly to create a breathtaking mosaic.
  • National Parks and Reserves (1)
    1. Conway State Forest In Conway State Forest along the rugged Conway Range, explore lowland tropical rainforest, picturesque creeks and lofty peaks overlooking Airlie Beach. This forest is home to 20 rainforest plants found only in this region and offers a refuge for wildlife. The buff-breasted paradise-kingfisher migrates from Papua New Guinea to breed here. Discover the forest's secrets on a short or long walk. Three walks begin from the carpark, ranging from the two kilometre Kingfisher circuit to the 30 kilometre, three-day Whitsunday Great! Walk (which is closed during February and March). Camping fees apply and bookings are essential. Look for brilliant blue Ulysses butterflies. Get a sense of the history of the region from old snigging tracks used for carting timber in logging days. Tracks may be closed in wet weather; check conditions before setting out.
  • Natural Attractions (4)
    1. Boathaven Beach It's not every day that a town gets a new beach, but Airlie Beach is proud to announce the opening of the brand new Boathaven Beach! Part of the new Port of Airlie development, Boathaven Beach is situated on the new peninsula known as The Beacons, and boasts 60,000 cubic metres of soft, white sand, a northerly aspect and is the area's first true all-tide beach. Visitors and locals alike are loving Boathaven Beach already.
    2. Conway National Park Conway National Park is a peaceful coastal park overlooking the Whitsunday Passage, protecting rainforest-clad mountains, forested hills and deep valleys. The Gia and Ngaro Elders, Traditional Owners of the Conway Ranges, say 'Wadda-moolie' (welcome) to their traditional country. It is home to Proserpine rock-wallabies and two of Australias mound-building birds: the Australian brush-turkey and orange-footed scrubfowl. Bush camp beside a secluded pebbly beach overlooking Daydream Island (walk-in camping area only - sites are limited). Camping fees apply. From Mount Rooper lookout, take in superb views over the islands: Hamilton, Dent, Long and Henning. The view from the ridge above secluded Coral Beach is worth the effort of reaching there. From the picnic area on Shute Harbour Road, explore the forest.
    3. Heart Reef Heart Reef, in the Great Barrier Reef of the Whitsundays, is a stunning composition of coral that has naturally formed into the shape of a heart. Located in Hardy Reef, Heart Reef is best experienced from the air by helicopter or seaplane, as visitors are unable to snorkel or dive there due it's protected status.
    4. The Airlie Creek Track The 850 metre Airlie Creek Track slowly winds up the hill behind Airlie Beach along a gravel path, featuring rare flora and fauna such as the Whitsunday Bottle Tree and the endangered Proserpine Rock Wallaby which are only found in this region. The track winds you through tranquil forest which is home to magnificent fig trees, sub tropical plants, beautiful native birds and ends up at scenic natural rock pools. The walk back offers views of the beautiful blue Coral Sea and Whitsunday Islands with leafy frames.
  • Parks and Gardens (1)
    1. Airlie Beach Lagoon The Airlie Beach Lagoon is situated right in the centre of Airlie Beach and has become the focal point of the area. When you want to meet someone you meet "at the Lagoon". If you want a great day of relaxation with no admission fee, "spend a day at the Lagoon". And the most rewarding thing of all is that the people of the Whitsundays have taken the Lagoon to their heart as much as tourists and visitors.
  • Scenic Drives and Walks (1)
    1. Whitsunday Great!Walk On the rugged Conway Range behind Airlie Beach lies Conway State Forest, home to the Whitsunday Great!Walk.
  • Shopping (1)
    1. Paya Fashion and Homewares Paya is Airlie Beach's most beautiful boutique! Paya was established in 2006 and has since then continued to source the most beautiful women's fashion labels that are flattering, stylish and easy to wear in their busy everyday lives. Sitting alongside a carefully selected women's fashion range, you will also find gorgeous fashion accessories, stylish jewellery as well as great homewares and gifts. The Paya range is selected with love and passion for beautiful, simple and elegant designs. Their mission is to inspire and evoke feelings for all things beautiful. For beauty is to be found everywhere, you just have to know how to look. Check their website for a preview!

Events

  • Festivals and Celebrations (2)
    1. Airlie Beach Music Festival The one of a kind music festival. The Airlie Beach Music Festival dates have been confirmed and a bonus Jam Session night has been added for the three day festival ticket holders.
    2. Queensland Instameet at Abell Point Marina Explore the wonder of the Whitsundays from the redeveloped Abell Point Marina. Join the @abellpointmarina paparazzi to capture an iconic sunset from one of many vantage points.
  • Sporting Events (2)
    1. Rum Bar Maxi Regatta Kicking off Whitsunday's Season of Sailing is the Rum Bar Maxi Regatta, an event where family, friends, colleagues and sailors can come together for an event like no other.
    2. Twilight Yacht Racing The Whitsunday Sailing Club conducts Twilight Yacht Racing every Wednesday between 4.00pm and 7.00pm. Write your name on the Whitsunday Sailing Club board and let others know you are interested. The race begins at 4.30pm and boats are berthed at nearby marinas.

Tours

  • Full Day (7)
    1. Air Whitsunday Seaplanes Fly with an award winning Whitsunday Tourism Icon, snorkel in secluded coral suspended lagoons, travel in style to Whitehaven Beach and arrive at the Great Barrier Reef in only 30 minutes.
    2. Awesome Whitsundays Awesome Whitsundays is an exciting tourism company run by an experienced tourism team. They have developed a selection of fantastic Whitsunday experiences and activities that really make the most of this incredible part of the world, including the stunning Whitsunday Islands, Whitehaven Beach and the Great Barrier Reef.
    3. Gone Fishing by Coral Sea Fishing Charters, Airlie Beach Looking for a fishing adventure in Whitsundays that involves lots of action and the opportunity to catch different species? If you have answered "yes" then look no further, as Gone Fishing have the fishing trip for you! A perfect choice for the experienced angler or novice fisher alike... Tell everyone "Gone Fishing" and call Coral Sea Fishing Charters to arrange the rest because they are the best.
    4. Ocean Rafting Ocean Rafting visits the "Wild Side" of the Whitsunday Islands, the uninhabited islands with beautiful natural scenery brimming with marine, bird and animal life. There are two exciting tour options, the Northern Exposure and Southern Lights. Each Ocean Rafting day offers three days in one, including an exhilarating ride to Whitehaven Beach, pristine snorkelling reefs and guided Whitsunday Island National Parks walks.
    5. Tall Ship Adventures Whitsunday Set sail on an adventure of a life time and experience the style, grace and pace of sailing on Derwent Hunter to some of the best snorkelling destinations in the Whitsundays. After a delicious morning tea, pick up private mooring at pristine Langford reef and enjoy snorkelling on fringing corals and beach comb ashore on the sand coral cay. Watch out for the large resident turtles who call this area home. Visit a second beach/snorkelling location at Bali Hai before returning to the vessel for a hearty fresh smorgasbord lunch freshly prepared on board. Help the crew hoist the sails and sail back to shore across the Whitsunday Passage while enjoying a drink a cold beer or glass of wine with a delectable cheese platter. (Itinerary subject to weather conditions).
    6. Whitehaven Xpress Whitehaven Xpress is a family operated cruise with Jill, Dan and Shane providing a personal service for visitors to the Whitsunday Islands with three relaxing destinations. Enjoy a short walk to the Hill Inlet Lookout for outstanding views of the Inlet and Whitehaven Beach. There is plenty of time to swim, walk or relax on fabulous Whitehaven Beach. Under the shade of the trees enjoy an Aussie beach barbecue, which is cooked by Dan who is skipper turned chef. Snorkel over spectacular coral at Mantaray Bay or if you don't want to get wet view the coral from our glass bottom boat. On the homeward journey a platter of cheese and biscuits is served.
    7. Whitsunday Crocodile Safari Venture beyond the picturesque Whitsunday coastline to its estuaries in Proserpine - just half an hour coach drive from Airlie Beach. This wetland environment sustains an array of native wildlife including saltwater crocodiles and other reptiles, wallabies and other mammals, birds, insects and native vegetation.
  • Half Day (3)
    1. GSL Aviation It's easy to understand why the Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven natural wonders of the World, the amazing contrast of colours is something that's best experienced from the air. At GSL Aviation they pride themselves on the customer experience no matter if its a quick transfer to Hamilton Island Airport or a full Scenic adventure over The Great Barrier Reef. With free courtesy bus pick up they bring the Heart of the Great Barrier Reef to your door and give you the ultimate view of the Whitsundays.
    2. Tiger Moth Adventures Enjoy scenic and aerobatic tours in a Vintage Tiger Moth Bi-Plane with Tiger Moth Adventures. Take a scenic tour of the beautiful Whitsunday Islands and Whitehaven Beach from the open cockpit Tiger Moth. Experience the wind in your hair as it whistles through the rigging wires of the wings is part of the romance and nostalgia of flying in a Vintage Tiger Moth. Dance with the clouds in an aircraft which some regard as the ballerina of the skies.
    3. Whitsunday Jetski Tours Multi award winning Whitsunday Jetski Tours is an exciting adventure tour operator offering guided jet ski tours from Airlie Beach to the Whitsunday Islands. Guests enjoy riding their own jet ski into the world heritage Whitsunday Island Marine Park.
  • Night (1)
    1. Sundowner Cruises When organising your holiday in the Whitsunday's start it with a sunset cruise with Sundowner Cruises and cruise into holiday mode. A Sundowner Sunset Cruise is the perfect pre-dinner cruise or warm up to your evening ahead.

Visitor Information

  • Visitor Information Centres (2)
    1. Bowen Visitor Information Centre The Bowen Visitor Information Centre is located on the Bruce Highway in South Bowen.
    2. Whitsunday Region Information Centre Whitsunday Marketing and Development Ltd is the official Regional Tourism Organisation for the Whitsundays region and manages the accredited Whitsunday Region Information Centre, on the Bruce Highway at Proserpine. Located on the northbound side of the highway, next door to the Proserpine Museum, the Information Centre is a valuable resource of information about the Whitsundays. Visitors can also make bookings at the centre before arriving in Airlie Beach, Bowen and on the Whitsunday Islands, and for travel north and southbound information within Queensland.

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort

25-29 Shute Harbour Road,
Airlie Beach, 4802,
Australia

Freecall: 1300 640 587

Tel: 07 4948 5400
Email: reservations@adventurewhitsunday.com.au
Website: www.adventurewhitsunday.com.au

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