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Visit the Historical Proserpine Museum, where you can learn about the interesting history of this sugar cane and cattle town. The establishment of a permanent museum in the Whitsunday region was a major initiative with strong support throughout the whole community. The facility is a multi-purpose venue, which houses the museum collection, and offers the opportunity for genealogical and extensive local history research. It affords educational benefits to their youth and has been embraced as a cultural centre for their local arts and crafts and travelling exhibitions. The museum will 'Bridge the Decades since Federation' with historical thought-provoking displays which showcase the most significant achievements of this region during the last century.
Jungle Tours operates out of Cairns and specialises in day and extended tours to the World Heritage areas of Cape Tribulation and the Daintree Wilderness.
Small groups travel with their informative guides on air-conditioned Jungle Buses. The tours include a combination of the Wildlife Habitat, cruises on the Daintree River searching for crocodiles and wildlife and exploring Cape Tribulation Beach where the oldest rainforest in the world meets the Great Barrier Reef.
On the extended tours, various levels of accommodation are offered from backpacker dorms to deluxe retreats with plenty of options to party.
Activities available include reef trips, sea kayaking or if you prefer to keep your feet dry enjoy bush walking through the World Heritage rainforest, horse-riding, jungle surfing or mountain bike riding.
Only 30 minutes drive from Proserpine Airport or 30 minute ferry transfer from Hamiliton Island Airport. Ideally located at the very gateway to the spectacular Whitsunday islands offering 500+ berths protected by a solid rock breakwater. The Marina caters for vessels up to 60m and offers a comprehensive range of features and speciality services.
ISail is a small Whitsunday Sail Charter Business owned by brothers Luke and Tristram Mairs. The two simply wanted to do what they enjoyed: going for a sail in one of the best sailing locations in the world and visit the best beaches and bays on a flash comfortable yacht. ISail aims for the highest standards in regards to condition and maintenance of its boats.
Each tour is dedicated to uncrowded locations, high quality and personal service. This is only possible with a small group of guests. Our boats carry a maximum of 12 (or 10) passengers per tour. ISail’s tours are for everyone: backpackers, singles, young (or old) couples, parents travelling with backpacking daughter/son or families. Our boats are also great and affordable for private crewed charters.
Whitehaven Xpress is a cruise with a difference, it is family operated with Terry, Jill, Dan, and Shane providing a unique personal service for visitors to the Whitsundays Islands, with three relaxing destinations.
Bushwalk at Hill Inlet - Outstanding views of the inlet and Whitehaven Beach.
Whitehaven Beach BBQ - Under the shade of the trees on beautiful Whitehaven Beach. Share your dining experience with the wildlife including goannas and birdlife!
Snorkel or Glass Bottom Boat Viewing at Mantaray Bay - Hand feed the Maori Wrasse coral and tropical fish. Enter the mystical world of abundant marine life.
3 fantastic Whitsunday locations, Whitehaven beach, Snorkelling and Hill Inlet, (Local area) pick up and drop off, morning tea, coffee and biscuits, Awesome Aussie BBQ lunch, snorkeling gear and tuition, glass bottom boat, fantastic Aussie crew, afternoon tea with cheese and crackers, on board bar.
During Summer months we recommend wearing stinger suits - available on board for hire $8.00 per person.
Each Ocean Rafting day includes an exhilarating ride to world famous Whitehaven Beach, pristine snorkelling reefs and guided Whitsunday Island National Parks walks, all in one day! Our semi rigid inflatable vessels are super fast allowing you to experience a fun ride, adventure and education amongst the natural beauty of the Whitsundays. Ocean Rafting has operated since 1997 and is proud to have special permits allowing us to visit protected areas in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. We are the only tour operator to have direct access to the stunning and iconic Hill Inlet beach and special snorkel sites at Hook Island and Border Island ensure a memorable underwater experience. Ocean Rafting visits the "Wild Side" of the Whitsunday Islands, the uninhabited islands with beautiful natural scenery brimming with marine, bird and animal life.
Ocean Rafting's fleet of four vessels are 11 metre semi-rigid inflatables, originally designed and built as rescue crafts and are driven by 500hp engines. Each vessel takes a maximum of 28 passengers, with small groups allowing you to experience tropical paradise away from the crowds and 70% of the vessel is shaded, providing comfort from the tropical sun. Your Skipper and Eco Host will ensure you have a fun filled adventure and personalised service, from the courtesy bus pick up in the morning to snorkel lessons and a guided National Park walk in the Whitsunday Islands.
Our fabulous crew are well trained professionals and will ensure that your day with us is fun and memorable.
Reef and island naturalist talks are offered by the skipper and eco host with on board vessel commentary, guided walk information and snorkelling instruction. First time snorkellers….no problem! They have great local knowledge of the island’s flora, fauna and marine wildlife and informative talks include historical, geographical and ecological information of the Whitsunday area.
Dream Yacht Charter is everywhere you want to sail. With 33 locations worldwide and more than 450 boats to choose from the hardest part is deciding where to next? That's what we are here for...to assist you in deciding where to take your next Dream Charter Holiday.
Start with sailing the Whitsundays and expand your DREAM to include exotic destinations such as French Polynesia, New Caledonia, Thailand, Seychelles, Mediterranean, Caribbean, Bahamas and more. We are specialists in bareboat (skipper yourself) charter holidays where you can do Whatever you Want, When you Want.
Dreaming of the Whitsundays? Queensland Yacht Charters are the company of choice.
For the adventurous holiday maker, you can sail, swim, snorkel, bushwalk, catch that big fish, climb a mountain & kayak down an inlet and for the less adventurous sail to a secluded anchorage, picnic on the beach, gaze at the scenery, read a book & eat,drink, laugh and enjoy the warm tropical breezes of the Whitsundays.
Whitsunday Jet Ski Tours commenced operation in August 2010 and is the only jet ski tour company permitted to run from Airlie Beach to the Whitsunday Islands. The company is a multi award winner, winning the Adventure Tourism Award, the Smile Whitsundays Award and the People's Choice Award at the 2012 Whitsunday Tourism Awards, finalists in the Adventure Tourism and Tour and/or Transport categories at the 2012 Queensland Tourism Awards, as well as the New Tourism Development award at the 2011 Whitsunday Tourism Awards and finalist in the same category at the 2011 Queensland Tourism Awards.
Owners Steve and Toni Ward have been operating commercial watersports in the Whitsundays since 1992. In this time jet skis, or PWC (Personal Water Craft) as they are officially known, have evolved from smaller freestyle type machines to larger, safer, quieter machines ideal for touring the beautiful Whitsunday waterways.
People from all over Australia and the world visit the Whitsundays, not just to appreciate it's natural beauty, but to seek adventure and an experience to remember. Whitsunday Jet Ski Tours combines both of these in a unique, exhilarating and unforgettable way and is for many visitors the highlight of their Whitsundays and Australian holiday.
We are strong believers in providing a high quality product, and also in the future of the Whitsundays as one of the world's premier tourist destinations.
We have continually developed and improved the tour over time, and this has been successfully achieved through our experiences, combined with the all important feedback from our guests.
This in turn led to the establishment of the Whitsunday Crocodile Safari, now a full day excursion, which started on 1 April 2003. Customer response to this format has been overwhelming and we continue, as always, to fine-tune and enhance our product.
Salty Dog Sea Kayaking is a family owned and operated business which has been operating in the Whitsundays since 1997.
Our passion for adventurous water sports led us to this amazing part of the world and It's here that we chose to put down roots, raise a family & share our love of nature & sea kayaking with our visitors.
Salty Dog Sea Kayaking guides are carefully selected- as much for their character and local knowledge as their more obvious sea kayaking skills. They are without exception extremely experienced and fully qualified and importantly love their job & lifestyle.
Our kayaks & equipment are replaced regularly to ensure the best standard of equipment is available to our clients.
We pride ourselves on our service and value our hard earned reputation for offering the best sea kayaking experience in the Whitsundays.
We look forward to meeting you and sharing our love of adventure and nature in the beautiful Whitsunday Islands.
Whitsunday Dive Adventures is your best choice for scuba dive adventure, scuba diving training and scuba diving equipment in the Whitsundays. Whether you look for daily dive trips, snorkelling trips or PADI dive courses, Whitsunday Dive Adventures is the place to be.
Our purpose built dive training centre, located just 3 minutes drive from the Airlie Beach main street, has a 4 bed dorm and camper-van parking space. Enjoy the simplicity of staying on site while doing your dive course and share the facilities with other PADI scuba dive students, have an evening swim or go to town for dinner. Its very convenient to be able to wake and walk just one minute to class!.
Whitsunday Dive Adventures have been involved in the diving industry in the Whitsundays for over 10 years. Although low key, our primary mission is to conduct High Quality Dive Courses, in small numbers (maximum 4 students) with a high degree of emphasis placed on the student’s Safety, Knowledge and Competency.
We don’t just do Dive Courses! We specialise in them!
Our dive courses are structured to keep you focused and entertained from start to finish! Ensuring you gain the highest level of understanding and competency, in both the practical and theory aspects of diving.
There is plenty of time to ask questions, practice skills to perfection and at times even put your feet up and relax taking in the scenery of our beautiful tropical island, as we don’t have the time constraints many dive student’s encounter when doing their course on a vessel.
Discover the spectacular wilderness of the Whitsunday Islands aboard the tourism award-winning vessel Mantaray.
Visit two of the Whitsundays most pristine locations – beautiful Whitehaven Beach and Mantaray Bay. Whitehaven Beach has an amazing 7km stretch of white silica sand and an amazing lookout at Hill Inlet, while Mantaray Bay encompasses a myriad of colourful corals and tropical fish. Scuba dive and snorkel in this fascinating marine wonderland, lie on the spacious sun-deck, swim in the aqua-blue waters or simply feel the sand between your toes. It’s yours to enjoy.
Experience a day like no other aboard Mantaray.
This eco-sensitive cruise operation will whisk you around this World Heritage area at a comfortable speed of 21 knots giving you up to two hours to enjoy Whitehaven Beach/Hill Inlet Lookout, and two hours to explore snorkelling and/or diving at Mantaray Bay. You will enjoy lots and lots of fish and beautiful corals.
Mantaray has plenty of space, unobstructed views, a large shaded area, easy access for all ages, an on-board toilet and shower facilities
Enjoy the company of the friendly and experienced Mantaray crew.
Listen to expert commentary about the special nature of the island national parks and the fabulous marine life. Snorkel and scuba dive under the watchful eye of our qualified crew, be tempted by a tantalising Mediterranean-style lunch and enjoy free morning and afternoon tea.
It all adds up to an unforgettable addition to your Whitsunday holiday.
Adventure Catamarans Dive and Sail have three Catamarans in their fleet that provide sailing holidays in the Whitsundays. Whitsunday Blue is a luxury eight guest Catamaran for the Couples market and offers two night or three night tours. For the Adventure market, their two day two night Catamaran tours around the Whitsunday Islands are their most popular tours. Vessels are Powerplay or Whitsunday Adventurer,
Tours offer time to explore the islands, including time to relax at the magnificent Whitehaven Beach, walk to Hill Inlet Lookout on Whitsunday Island, and experience snorkelling stops on the fringing coral reefs which extend right from the edge of the Islands. Vessels include a heated spa on the foredeck, clear Kayaks and Paddle Boards. The Captain and crew will provide interpretive information on the Whitsunday Islands and the Marine Park.
Moreton Island is the worlds third largest Sand Island, third only to Fraser Island and North Stradbroke Island. Situated only a 75min boat ride from Brisbane City, Moreton is the perfect Island getaway for a one day or overnight adventure!
There is a good reason why this tour is our most popular! See the absolute best this region has to offer in a half day tour. Enjoy the sparkling expanse of the Whitsunday Islands National Park and the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park from the air, on the land and under the water.
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.
Whitsunday Island Camping Connection Pty Ltd, operates “SCAMPER” a 10mtr aluminum barge, surveyed to carry up to 34 passengers plus luggage and is designed to run up on the beach and drop campers/gear at their chosen National Park camp site.
SCAMPER is a high speed vessel, with a shallow draft and excellent maneuverability.
We offer transfers to independent travelers with the opportunity to visit and enjoy the Whitsunday Islands National Park camp sites at their own pace.
We operate 7 days per week (with some closure periods for Maintenance) from the water front at SHUTE HARBOUR, where SCAMPER is moored and our departure shed is located.
Shute Harbour is located approx 9 kms south east of Airlie Beach.
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 Australia's 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.