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Rainbow Warrior

Whitsunday Sailing Club welcomes new Rainbow Warrior

Mon 08 Apr 2013

Forum Brings Employers And Job Seekers Together

Fri 22 Jun 2012 - John Nayler
Employers came out in force tonight in a wonderful showing of community for which Airlie Beach is so famous. More than 25 employers ranging from landscapers, retail large and small unleashed a volume  ... [more]

80 families set to leave town

Tue 19 Jun 2012
Do the math
Simple mathematics tells us that the approximately 120 staff that will be displaced by the sale of Fantasea by Cruise Whitsunday will not fit into the reported 40 new jobs created  ... [more]

Lily and King speak about their first Wintermoon experience

Mon 07 May 2012
Lily and King speak about their first Wintermoon experience.

Rusty Datsuns talk about their Wintermoon experience

Mon 07 May 2012
Fern and Al speak about their first Wintermoon gig.

Wintermoon Festival 2012 Review

Sat 05 May 2012
A wealth of new talent is the talking point at Wintermon Festival 2012 and as darkness defended on the venue it was easy to see why. 

With a program that continues at full pace to a Monday conclusi ... [more]

Wintermoon Festival: Round Mountain Girls

Sat 05 May 2012
Even though the Round Mountain Girls dubious name lacks appropriate explaination, they are still a must see performance at Wintermoon Festival.

Banjo and fiddle confirm their folk credentials as th ... [more]

Louise Mahony speaks about voting rates

Thu 26 Apr 2012
With the final day to cast votes in the Whitsunday Regional Council elections Louise Mahony was out and about this afternoon today speaking with people in Cannonvale.

She expressed surprise that u ... [more]

Tides coming in Abel Point Marina

Wed 25 Apr 2012
The webbed feet sales team at the marina have celebrated Anzac Day with a man overboard sale. In an unprecedented move, the waters going out the door at never-to-be-seen-again prices!

Nearby operat ... [more]

Airlie Beach Hotel wins Best Restaurant 2 years running

Fri 11 Nov 2011 - John Nayler
Capers Restaurant at Airlie Beach Hotel is the recent winner of a Queensland Tourism Award for Best Restaurant. The back to back awards is confirmation that Capers leads the way in Queensland dining e ... [more]

Rotary Club of Airlie Beach Pride of Workmanship

Pride of Workmanship awards

Thu 10 Nov 2011
The annual Pride of Workmanship awards were held last night at the Reef Gateway Hotel by the Rotary Club of Airlie Beach.

A range of recipients got to enjoy the recognition of collegues and communi ... [more]

Fish D'Vine Rotary Seafood Festival 11th September

Wed 07 Sep 2011 - John Nayler
Starting from 1.30pm on at the Whitsunday Boat and Lifestyle Show Sunday will bring you a glorious range of seafood local and/ fresh at affordable prices. Rotary Club of Airlie Beach and Fish D'vine w ... [more]

Sportspower Airlie Beach Triathlon

Sun 04 Sep 2011 - John Nayler
The Airlie Beach Triathlon presented by Sportspower was another great success as girls and guys from region, Brisbane and more distant places turned out in number to provide a great sporting event and ... [more]

Boat show layout

Boat show boasts 500+ cars parks on site

Sat 03 Sep 2011 - John Nayler
In conjunction with the marina operators, the Rotary Club of Airlie Beach have secured 500+ car parking spaces on-site at the Port of Airlie marina. People arriving by car are reminded that they shoul ... [more]

Best outdoor party of the year

Sat 03 Sep 2011 - John Nayler
Excitement is building in Airlie Beach for next Saturday’s Great Whitsunday Fun Race and Outdoor Party.  The event is an annual favourite and this year is expected to be the biggest in years.  With a  ... [more]

Billabong at Port of Airlie

Billabong Concept store opens at Port of Airlie

Fri 26 Aug 2011 - John Nayler
Billabong now has a store at the Port of Airlie which joins other retailers Coffee Club, Calypso Resort and Swimwear and Aimer Accessories as the retail precinct takes shape.

The recent hand over o ... [more]

Whitsunday Boat and Lifestyle Show 2011 - 10th and 11th September

Fri 05 Aug 2011 - John Nayler
Port of Airlie the 10th and 11th September will be the venue for the return of the Whitsunday Boat and Lifestyle Show presented by the Rotary Club of Airlie Beach Inc. The new venue and new date respo ... [more]

Great Whitsunday Fun Race - 10th September

Fri 05 Aug 2011
This year the Whitsunday Sailing Club is going all-out to create a festive day on and off the water on Saturday 10 September with the annual Great Whitsunday Fun Race and Outdoor Party.  A tradition i ... [more]

Airlie Beach Triathlon - 4th September

Wed 03 Aug 2011 - John Nayler
With a winners list as synonymous as its location; the Airlie Beach Triathlon is the perfect destination triathlon. A launching point for Great Barrier Reef expeditions and sailing adventures famous t ... [more]

Airlie Beach Hotel 6 Course Degustation Dinner - 20 August

Mon 01 Aug 2011 - John Nayler
In conjunction with the Whitsunday Food Service, Capers will be the venue of a magnificient 6 course Degustation dinner on the 20th August.

Menu design includes some of the finest foods available  ... [more]

Outrigger Whitsunday host first of annual race series at Airlie Beach

Sat 26 Feb 2011 - John Nayler
The annual pilgramige of paddlers from the outrigger clubs through out Queensland has started its calendar year. The kick off event is hosted by Outrigger Whitsunday with the events throughout Saturda ... [more]

5 nights cruising

Cumberland Charter Yachts and Hayman Island auction for disaster relief

Sun 20 Feb 2011
Whitsunday bareboat operator, Cumberland Charter Yachts is once again auctioning for disaster relief. Fresh from donating $6000 to the flood relief appeal, the recent devastation from Cylone Yasi in N ... [more]

PRD and others to hold Whitsunday's Biggest Garage Sale

Sat 19 Feb 2011
Hundreds of locals cleaned out their cupboards and presented it for sale at the Biggest Garage Sale today. With blue skies overhead the Whitsundays Business Centre car park was a mass of plants househ ... [more]

Capers the venue for relief concert this Sunday

Fri 11 Feb 2011
The flood relief appeal held at Capers, Airlie Beach Hotel raised over $5000 from bar profits and a stunning array of auction prizes.

Held from midday to 6.30pm, the crowds were entertained by a r ... [more]

Further holiday auctions to bolster relief fund.

Thu 10 Feb 2011
After the $6000 success the Cumberland Charter Yachts holiday auction for disaster relief, further auctions will kick off on Wednesday the 16th February on  Starting on the day, bidders s ... [more]

Airlie Beach and Whitsundays provides generously to disaster torn Queensland

Thu 10 Feb 2011
The first two months of 2011 will take their place in history along side 1974 for obvious reasons. Devastating floods in South East Corner of the Queensland, inland South, Rockhampton and region were  ... [more]

Airlie Beach gets back to business under cloudy skies

Fri 04 Feb 2011
As far north Queensland, the central media and politicians counts the cost of Cyclone Yasi, the tourist town of Airlie Beach has been spared in the most recent of the weather extremes to hit Queenslan ... [more]

Cyclone Yasi: Airlie Beach 7am post cyclone

Thu 03 Feb 2011
With the wind appearing to be dropping out this morning here at Toscana Resort, Airlie Beach the morning light reveals andoutlook over Airlie Beach. The township appears to be ok.

Amongst the shore ... [more]

Cyclone Yasi: Airlie Beach and Pioneer Bay wind increases

Wed 02 Feb 2011
Late today the wind increased and the impact of rain on the community of Airlie Beach as Cyclone Yasi approached landfall several hundred kilometres to the North.

Footage taken from Toscana Village ... [more]

Latest landfall plot for Yasi is just North of Ingham

Wed 02 Feb 2011
The latest plot for category 5 Cyclone Yasi shows the eye coming across the coast 50 kms North of Ingham.

The proximity of the eye to more Southern cities, is a saviour for Cairns and localities No ... [more]

Cyclone Yasi casts its shadow.

Wed 02 Feb 2011
At midday today Category 5 Cyclone Yasi was beginning to seriously affect the coastal community of Airlie Beach. About town final preparations were being made in advance of the midday closing of most  ... [more]

Jan Jarratt, Member for Whitsundays speaks about Cyclone Yasi preparations

Wed 02 Feb 2011 speaks with Jan Jarratt about Cyclone Yasi emergency.

With the impending coastal crossing of Yasi, its time to take shelter with supplies in preparation for the worst case sce ... [more]

Cyclone Yasi impending

Wed 02 Feb 2011
The morning of the 2nd Feb has revealed grey skies and an empty bay as Cyclone Yasi continues its path toward the Queensland coast. With the liklihood of landfall near Innisfail, the dangerous 2nd and ... [more]

5 Nights amongst the islands

Queensland family wins auction for Flood Relief holiday auction

Thu 20 Jan 2011
A Yeppoon family have bid $6000 to win the Cumberland Charter Yachts auction that closed on Friday, with the proceeds going to help Queensland flood victims.

In this unique approach to assisting th ... [more]

Seawind bareboats and fashion

Seawind Whitsunday Bareboat Open Day and Fashion Parade.

Tue 17 Aug 2010
Combining fashion and boats on the 16th of August was the Seawind Whitsunday Bareboat Open Day and Fashion Parade. The show was a great success with hundreds of sailors, skippers and shore crew from t ... [more]

Seawind Bareboat Open Day - find out about cruising the Whitsundays

Mon 16 Aug 2010
The Whitsunday bare boat industry in conjunction with Seawind Catamarans are holding an "open day" at Abel Point Marina on Monday the 16th August 2010. This Monday will be the lay-day for Meridien Mar ... [more]

Nelly from France

Beachworx celebrates 21 years in Airlie Beach

Fri 02 Jul 2010
Beachworx this week celebrated 21 years as Airlie's original surf and swim wear retailer. 21 years is a long time in a town which, on the face seems to have changed little, but significant in terms of ... [more]

20 x Seawind Catamarans Rally in the Whitsundays

Sat 26 Jun 2010
The 4th annual Seawind Whitsunday Rally set sail from Airlie Beach with a record flotilla of 20 Seawind catamarans last Sunday. The group were prepared for a week of social racing, parties and onshore ... [more]

Seawind Whitsunday Rally Day 6

Fri 25 Jun 2010
Day 6 of the Seawind Whitsunday Rally was ample opportunity for the skippers and crew to blow out the cob webs one final time and wave goodbye to the protected waters of Nara Inlet. Greeting the start ... [more]

Seawind Whitsunday Rally 2010 - Day 5

Thu 24 Jun 2010
Day 5 of the Seawind Rally got underway from Cid Harbour today. After the beach BBQ and ensuing party, some in the group were a little slow to start.

The long start line North from Ross Island allo ... [more]

Seawind Rally Day 4

Wed 23 Jun 2010
Seawind Rally Day 5
Leaving Hamilton Island today the freshly showered sailors of the Seawind Rally started adjacent the Hamilton Island harbour. Early leaders made their way out of the Dent Passage  ... [more]

Seawind Rally Day 3

Tue 22 Jun 2010
The race today saw the fleet line up on a long start line extending North of Ross Island in Cid Harbour. The race took the fleet through the lee of Cid Island, for some challenging light wind sailing  ... [more]

Seawind Whitsunday Rally 2010 - Day 2

Mon 21 Jun 2010
The rally participants were notably anxious about sailing from Long Island to Lindeman in 25+ knots of breeze and so the early decision was made on an alternate course. The fleet now sailed direct fro ... [more]

Seawind Whitsunday Rally 2010 – Day 1

Sun 20 Jun 2010
The Seawind Whitsunday Rally race one started today. Leaving the relatively calm waters of Pioneer Bay, the 20 strong fleet found going quite exciting in the 20-25 knots of South East breeze. Compound ... [more]

Surefoot leads Fiasco just after start

Dent to Dunk off to slow start

Sat 29 May 2010
Dent to Dunk Yacht Race starts in calm conditions.

Annual yacht race, the “Dent to Dunk” started Saturday morning 29th May 2010. A field containing just 5 monohull yachts and one catamaran started  ... [more]

Steady Eddie

Wintermoon Wonder

Wed 05 May 2010
With Wintermoon wrapping up I found Chris Cann, one of the key organisers, pulling star pickets at the entrance gate. "How did you go with the finances this year?” was the obvious question.

"I hav ... [more]

Damio Sun

Further reports from wintermoon.

Wed 05 May 2010 caught up with some more of the favourites at wintermoon as the weekend festival continued.

Terry Kemp

Wintermoon: Terry Kemp, Barry Jenkins

Wed 05 May 2010
More from Wintermoon as we talk with Terry Kemp from Airlie Beach and Barry Jenkins from Midge Point SES.

Wintermoon Festival

Fri 16 Apr 2010
The 2010 festival will be held Friday 30 April to Monday 3 May at Cameron's Pocket. The very much celebrated event at Cameron's Pocket, near Calen features World Music in a tropical setting.

As alw ... [more]

Cumberland Charter Yachts Highland 35 out front

Queen Mary 2 visits Airlie beach

Sun 28 Feb 2010
Airlie Beach, Whitsundays. Queen Mary 2 complete with 2400 passengers stopped at Airlie Beach today. No stranger to cruise ship visits, Airlie Beach caters for cruise ship visitors with markets, volun ... [more]

Hamilton Island new years

New Years celebrations bring Hamilton Island alive

Fri 01 Jan 2010
Hamilton Island, Whitsundays, Great Barrier Reef: Under grey skies shared by Northern and Eastern Australia, new year's revellers, guests and island workers bought in the new year in tropical style. S ... [more]

New Years Fireworks from WRC and Reef Festival Committee

Sun 20 Dec 2009
Working tirelessly to make the Whitsundays more fun, the Reef Festival Committee as members of the Whitsunday committee that bring you the Whitsunday Reef Festival and other events during the year. Wi ... [more]

Local Talent providing the smiles

Toscana selects for online video promotion

Mon 30 Nov 2009
Waiting for the perfect Whitsunday day became a test of patience for Toscana Village Resort and Engaged in August to produce a video advertisement for Toscana, South ... [more]

John Nayler with Peter Lawlor

Peter Lawlor speaks about Queensland government action for tourism and the Great Barrier Reef

Wed 18 Nov 2009
Peter Lawlor speaks with John Nayler at Airlie Beach, in the Whitsundays about Queensland government action in favour of tourism and protection of the Great Barrier Reef. The Best Job in the World has ... [more]

Coral Sea Resort's Melbourne Cup function

Thu 05 Nov 2009 attended the Melbourne Cup function at Coral Sea Resort. Seaside, poolside is arguably better than track side particularly when joined by friends, fine food and some bubbly for t ... [more]

Lukas Baumann

Mon 12 Oct 2009
Lukas Baumann, swiss guy and world traveller recently passed through the Whitsundays on the way to the Melbourne Cup. This story may not sound that different if he had not driven all the way from Swit ... [more]

Perfect beach, Roberta Bay

Roberta Bay, Shaw Up - Clean Up Australia

Wed 23 Sep 2009
Recently the sounds of chainsaws have rung out over Sawmill Bay, Whitsunday Island. Historically named for colonial logging efforts, today's timber cutters are petrol powered and acting in the name of ... [more]

Hamilton Island Outrigger Carnival 2009

Sun 28 Jun 2009
With the end of the financial year on the doorstep, nothing else could be further from the minds of the 1000 odd Outrigger canoeists that turned out at the Hamilton Island Outrigger Carnival.

Figh ... [more]

Seawind Whitsunday Rally 2009 - Presentations

Fri 26 Jun 2009
Presentations for the Seawind Whitsunday Rally 2009.

Seawind Whitsunday Rally 2009 - Day 6

Fri 26 Jun 2009
With light Northerly winds forecast, no wind on the horizon, racing was cancelled for the final day.

Seawind Whitsunday Rally 2009 - Day 5

Thu 25 Jun 2009
Day 5 of the Seawind Rally

Seawind Whitsunday Rally 2009 - Interview with Paso Doble

Thu 25 Jun 2009
We speak with the owners of Paso Doble during the Seawind Whitsunday Rally 2009.

Tropical Sunset at Stonehaven

Seawind Whitsunday Rally 2009 - Interview with crew on Tropical Sunset

Thu 25 Jun 2009
Interview the skipper Ken on "Tropical Sunset" participating in the Seawind Whitsunday Rally 2009.

Seawind Whitsunday Rally 2009 - Crew Interview Purrfection

Wed 24 Jun 2009
Interview with crew on board Purrfection

Seawind Whitsunday Rally 2009 - Day 4, Whitehaven Beach

Wed 24 Jun 2009
Coverage of Day 4 Seawind Rally Whitsundays, 2009

Seawind Whitsunday Rally 2009 - Interview with owner and crew on Beats Workin

Wed 24 Jun 2009
We speak with the crew on Beats Workin'.

Seawind Whitsunday Rally 2009 - Crew Interview Marion

Tue 23 Jun 2009
We speak with the owner and crew on Marion, a Seawind 1160 while at Whitehaven Beach with the Seawind Whitsunday Rally 2009.

Seawind Whitsunday Rally 2009 - Day 3

Tue 23 Jun 2009
Seawind Rally Whitsundays, 2009 - Day 3

Seawind Whitsunday Rally 2009 - Day 2

Mon 22 Jun 2009
Day two of Seawind Whitsunday Rally 2009.

Diesel at Daydream Island Resort and Spa

Wed 20 May 2009
Daydream heralded a new commitment to the guests and Whitsunday locals by hosting Australian rock legand Diesel.

Wintermoon 2009

Mon 04 May 2009
Wintermoon 2009 and its organisers can once again be commended for protecting the wonderful feeling that has been a feature of so many before. Despite increasing the number of campers in the fields of ... [more]

Koala Adventure Island launch party

Sun 26 Apr 2009
Living and sailing amongst the 74 islands of the Whitsundays, one is only too aware of how lucky we are that only 7 islands have permanent inhabitants. The balance of the “continental” islands make up ... [more] Covers Christmas Spirit

Fri 19 Dec 2008
With only a couple of days left till Christmas there was barely time for's John Nayler and Nina Wilson to step out into the street and collect some Christmas cheer. Despite a tou ... [more]

Alina Achter, Joey Pearce, Laura Herma

Bowen Premiere of Australia the movie

Wed 26 Nov 2008
In the grand style of "Gone with the wind", Baz Luhrman's "Australia" burst onto the screen last night at the Summergarden Cinema, Bowen. The assembled group included locals, tourists, movie extra's a ... [more]

Prosperine Harvest Festival

Sat 18 Oct 2008
With the skies clearing and tempuratures rising the lolly throwing was once on again in the main street of Prosperpine. Amongst the historical architecture, with a smattering of art-deco tastes in exc ... [more]

The famous Middle Percy A-Frame

Interview with Cathryn Radcliff at Middle Percy Island

Tue 16 Sep 2008
Middle Percy Island ownership has been restored to the hands of the good after 7 years of turmoil, with the cousin of leaseholder Andy Martin recently winning a court case against Mick Cotter.

Cat ... [more]

Happy Hunters

10000 Steps Treasure Hunt

Wed 02 Jul 2008
To celebrate the launch of the 10000 steps program from Whitsunday Regional Council, a treasure hunt occurred Sunday afternoon last.

With several hundred locals and tourists participating, the acti ... [more]


Proserpine Show 2008, Whitsundays

Wed 25 Jun 2008
With the weather so nice for Proserpine Show Day we just had to go.

Bullarama Airlie Beach, Whitsundays

Sat 14 Jun 2008
Under clear skies the 2008 Bullarama came to town. Showcasing some great rodeo talent and a few clowns, the crowd were greatly entertained by the nights excitement. where there t ... [more]

Whitsunday Marine Art Show 2008

Thu 12 Jun 2008
With 170 entries, this year's art show recorded a massive increase in numbers and quality. attended the event reported by Christina U. crew

Oceanic Whitsunday Boat & Leisure Show 2008

Thu 12 Jun 2008
The Oceanic Whitsunday Boat & Leisure Show 2008 was once again an outstanding success. Nina Wilson, our youth reporter did the rounds and got up to some mischief.

Whitehaven 10.5

Dent to Dunk Cruising Rally

Wed 28 May 2008
The Dent to Dunk event has a history that extends 99 years. 2008 marked the 4th annual cruising rally that goes from... Airlie Beach to Hinchinbrook. You can see the obvious reason for the name right? ... [more]

Wintermoon Festival 2008

Tue 06 May 2008 was once again at the Wintermoon Festival. At this year's event attendees were treated to brilliant music, a wonderful and wide range of musical talent, fine foods and perfect we ... [more]

Whitsunday Relay For Life

Wed 30 Apr 2008
The Whitsunday Relay for Life was held this past weekend on the evening of Saturday the 26th April and Sunday morning, the 27th April. With 35 teams, about 500 people were inolved in the relay. This r ... [more]

Outrigger Whitsunday 2008 Regatta

Sat 08 Mar 2008
With the sun once again shining on the Whitsundays, the Queensland outrigger community descended on the Airlie Beach waterfront for a day of racing. were there to capture some of ... [more]

Carols on the foreshore, Airlie Beach

Sun 09 Dec 2007
Under a clear sky, Christmas got into full swing wth the Chamber of Commerce Carols on the foreshore. Battery drive candle in hand, was on hand to capture some tunes, sing out of ... [more]

Schoolies and the Red Frog Crew at Airlie Beach

Wed 21 Nov 2007
For many years now, "schoolies" time of year has been be associated with graduating teens running rampant in Australia's premier tourist destinations. The Red Frog Crew have become a name and effort t ... [more]

Bavaria Yachts Queensland opening in Airlie Beach

Thu 15 Nov 2007
Increasingly commercial yachting is recognising the Whitsundays as Australia's premier sailing lifestyle destination. The 15th November 2007 saw another manufacturer officially open a Airlie Beach off ... [more]

Fashion from Paya

Melbourne Cup at Coral Sea Resort, Airlie Beach

Tue 06 Nov 2007 were lucky to be invited to the beautiful Coral Sea Resort for their Melbourne Cup function. The well attended event presented fun and fashion from Paya, great food and the event ... [more]

Tommie Jordon from Mackay

Liquid Earth

Sat 03 Nov 2007
Reef Festival came to a crescendo tonight, with Liquid Earth rocking the Whitsundays and Airlie Beach. In a grand setting, artists including Evermore, Jimmy Barnes, Mia Dyson and many more made the 12 ... [more]

Proserpine Harvest Festival 2007

Sat 20 Oct 2007
With the sugar crush well under way at Proserpine for 2007, the sweet smell of refining sugar in the air precipitated via showers of lollies from the various floats in this year's harvest festival par ... [more]

Springfest 2007

Sun 30 Sep 2007
From the group that bring us Wintermoon in the Whitsundays, Springfest is a smaller family affair with music, folk, good food and friends in the hills behind the Whitsundays. Capture also the song Gyp ... [more]

Variety Club XXXX Gold Beef and Beaches Bash 2007

Sat 25 Aug 2007
After 10 days touring Queensland, the bash today concluded in the Whitsundays, at Airlie Beach. went to work to determine why these guys do it!

Horse Race Day at Bowen 2007

Sat 21 Jul 2007
With so much going on the Whitsundays, its so hard to choose... but the team headed to the races at Bowen. It was a very good choice.

Outrigger Whitsunday Grand Prix 2007

Sat 21 Jul 2007
Coming this Saturday. Outrigger Whitsunday host a day of outrigger racing, fun events and the Capers party into Saturday night. Come and get involved in the action 28th July 2007.

XXXX Gold "Beef 'n' Beaches" Variety Bash

Sun 15 Jul 2007
We talk with the Charlie Large and other race entrants about the 3 vehicles that will be in the event representing the Whitsundays in the XXXX Gold “Beef ‘n’ Beaches” Variety Bash.

Starting at the  ... [more]


Whitsunday Offshore Power Boat Race

Fri 15 Jun 2007
Sunday saw the running of the Whitsunday leg of the offshore power boat series. Big names like Maritimo, Smorgan, Hog's Breath and ACME/Slam took centre stage in the high octane event.

Channelwhit ... [more]

Floating Display

Oceanic Whitsunday Boat and Leisure Show 2007

Sun 10 Jun 2007
The Whitsundays was a buzz once again over the long weekend with the Whitsunday Boat Show 2007. With over 80 boats ranging from $4,000 to $3.7M, the 7500+ people who attended had plenty to look at. In ... [more]

Market Stalls

Wintermoon 2007

Sun 06 May 2007
Now in its eleventh year, Wintermoon 2007 showed the quality and depth of talent, management and magical spirit that make this "small" festival a wonderful success.

With acts from the surrounding l ... [more]