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Whitehaven Beach

Whitsundays, Whitsunday Area

Whitehaven Beach is a pristine, award winning beach on Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. Whitehaven Beach stretches over seven kilometres and boasts brilliant white silica sand that is among the purest in the world. Sink your feet into the sand and wade into the warm waves that gently lap the shore and you'll soon realise why people come here from all over the world.

At the northern end of Whitehaven Beach is Hill Inlet, a stunning inlet where the tide shifts the sand and water to create a beautiful fusion of colours. Many people claim Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach are the most beautiful places they've ever seen. The lookout at Tongue Point is the best spot from which to view the swirling sands of Hill Inlet, so if you don't mind a short bushwalk, book your Whitehaven tour with an operator that visits the lookout.

Whitehaven Beach can be experienced in several ways. If you're interested in a day trip there are ferries, yachts, power boats and luxury cruising yachts that depart from Airlie Beach. A variety of sailing companies also offer multi-day charters that include a memorable visit to Whitehaven Beach.

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Family friendly – please refer to operator's website for services and facilities.
Whitehaven Beach
Whitsunday Island
Whitsundays, Whitsunday Area
Queensland
Australia

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Food and Fire Festival

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9 September 2017
Food and Fire Festival celebrates the multicultural diversity of the Maranoa Region; the event includes farmers' markets, food stalls, roving performers, live entertainment, fireworks, animal rides, and much more.

Riversands Easter in the Vines

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15 April 2017
Looking for family fun over Easter? Need to entertain friends? Riversands Easter in the Vines at St George is for you! The day is jammed packed full of entertainment and fun the whole family will enjoy.
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It's the best week in country music, bush poetry, food, drink, camping, fishing, friends and country hospitality. Come along to St George Yellowbelly Country Music and Poets Festival and be part of the annual week long event.
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13 April 2017
Roma's Easter in the Country festival is a five-day celebration of all things country. Now entering its fortieth year, it is widely recognised as one of southwest Queensland's premier Easter events, and brilliantly showcases the history and lifestyle of regional Queensland.

Rugby Race Day

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From AU$6.00 - 6.00
24 June 2017
Where too much sport is never enough on a crisp winter's afternoon in the country, rugby, then racing, then more rugby. Old boys, young boys and some just right fellas take to the field inside the racetrack and between the races (no horses are harmed in staging this event) to showcase western rugby prowess and have a punt in the bookies ring during half time.

XXXX Gold Easter Races

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Free Entry
15 April 2017
Part of Easter in the Country events is this race meet. For all the details, please visit their website or contact the Roma Turf Club via email or phone.

Surat Riveside Markets

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27 May 2017
A market event held on the riverside. Stalls include home cooking, hand-made jewellery, pottery, quilting, arts and crafts, plants, jams and preserves, knick-knacks and other gifts. There will be a barbecue breakfast.
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