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amilton Island, One&Only Hayman Island, Daydream Island Resort and Spa
and Palm Bay Resort on Long Island are some of the names that spring readily to
mind when considering the Whitsundays. However, they only scratch the surface of
the collective 74 other islands that lie in the heart of the Queensland coast, on the
Great Barrier Reef.
While the majority of the Whitsunday Islands are uninhabited national park islands, these four
islands, together with the Coral Sea Resort, Airlie Beach offer a variety of resort
accommodation and conferencing facilities, with more than 6000 hotel rooms and meeting
spaces suitable for business events up to 1000 delegates. They range from three-star
apartments to five-star luxury island resorts such as One&Only Hayman Island and qualia on
Hamilton Island. In addition, the region has some of the best of contemporary Australian and
international cuisines, with an emphasis on local produce like the famous Bowen mangoes and
fresh seafood straight from the boat. You can even taste over 400 types of rum at Australia’s
first rum and seafood café, Fish D’Vine, in Airlie Beach, on the mainland.
The region is easily accessed by two airports, Whitsunday Coast Airport and Hamilton
Island Airport. Qantas, Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Tiger Airways offer direct flights to
Whitsunday Coast and Hamilton Island airports from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane, with
additional services between Hamilton Island and Cairns. Both airports are a short flight from
Brisbane Airport, which offers connecting flights from international destinations.
Targeting regional markets
In an effort to capture business from its neighbouring townships, The Whitsundays Wonderful
Business Events will conduct its first regional roadshow in March, presenting its various
business event options to the MICE market in Townsville, Mackay and Rockhampton. This
activity will involve a number of the Whitsundays’ business event venues and service providers.
A metro roadshow is also planned for July, commencing in Brisbane and continuing on to
Sydney. The Whitsundays will also be on show at this year’s AIME and EAN Congress.
The Whitsundays Wonderful Business Events is currently overhauling its business events section
on the Tourism Whitsundays website (www.tourismwhitsundays.com.au), with the changes also
A cruise on one of Cruise Whitsundays’
modern fleet of vessels can provide the ultimate
outing for a conference or incentive group. An
itinerary might include:
9:00am: Scenic cruise to the outer Great
11:00am: Arrival at the Great Barrier Reef. You
will have five hours on the pontoon where you
can shape your itinerary. There are facilities for
breakout workshop style meetings, theatre-style
presentations, or cocktail/networking style
12:45pm: Lunch can be served to fit within
your schedule, seated on the lower deck or
standing on the upper deck.
3:45pm: The upper deck is a lovely spot for
closing speeches, presentations or ceremonies
4:00pm: Sunset cruise back through the
Whitsunday Islands to return. Alternatively, for a
whole of boat charter their Whitehaven Beach
charter vessel is available from $15,000.00 nett
and offers many outstanding features, including
a bow loading ramp for unloading directly onto
Whitehaven Beach, seating for up to 160
guests, air conditioned interiors and bar
Guests walking onto
from Sea Quest with
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