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Regional Tourism Guide for Whitsunday
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Bowen Family Fishing Classic and Wet Weekend
Date Sat 22nd Sep 2018 to Sun 23rd Sep 2018
Bowen Family Fishing Classic and Wet Weekend is the biggest family fishing competition in the country. Held along Bowen's Front Beach at the Soundshell and Festival Park, the event not only offers anglers the chance to compete for a host of fantastic prizes - it provides the whole family with the opportunity to play and be entertained over an entire weekend at the Top of the Whitsundays.

The Classic, as it is rather affectionately known, has become an icon in fishing, entertainment, and family fun, for it is the entire Bowen community which makes this event special, whether it is the dedicated team of volunteers who work year-round planning the event, or the National, Regional and Local Businesses who donate the host of prizes on offer, including Senior and Junior boat packages as a lucky nomination draw.
Spring Break Australia (Whitsundays)
Date Mon 1st Oct 2018
Spring Break Whitsundays is a five day, four night party offered to students up the east coast of Australia. Experience the best the Whitsundays has to offer during the day and at night, you will party like you've never partied!

Package includes four nights accommodation, AUD100 in spending money, four massive parties, airport transfers, breakfast and heaps more!
The Ten Sopranos
Date Sat 6th Oct 2018
Possibly the most powerful female group in Australia. Performing classical and contemporary music in a uniquely creative way. Taking some of the greatest melodies in classical history and turning them into modern masterpieces.
With tributes to John Denver, Peter Allen, The Beatles, Broadway Medleys and the classics this is a real evening of entertainment.

Doors open at 6pm and the show starts at 7pm.
Dinner bookings are available prior to show in the Bistro call them to book. Bookings are essential.

Book your table of four via the website for show dining.
Dirty Dick's Theatre Restaurant
Date Tue 23rd Oct 2018
Dirty Dick’s is Australia’s most popular Theatre Restaurant, having presented its distinctive nights of Medieval Old English fun and feasting to more than five million people, over 47 years, Australia wide.

Dirty Dick’s is a unique entertainment and dining concept set in a totally themed environment with a highly comical stage show, magnificent three course banquet, costumed serving staff, providing non stop interactive fun in true olden day tradition.

Sing-a-Long, Clap-a-Long and Laugh-a-Long as you experience the hilarious antics, madcap merrymaking and funtastic festivities of this unforgettable night.
Airlie Beach Festival of Music
Date Fri 9th Nov 2018 to Sun 11th Nov 2018
2018 presents Smash Mouth, Marcia Hines, Ash Grunwald, Dave Dobbyn, The Church, Killing Heidi, Melbourne Ska Orchestra, Ted Mulry Gang, Kasey Chambers, Frankie J Holden and Wilbur Wilde, Diana Anaid, Bustamento and a host of others. See website for full artist listing.

Located in the town of Airlie Beach at the heart of the Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef. With jaw-dropping views from the main tent almost surrounded by the Coral Sea, it’s a party in a tropical paradise. Only here can you see 74 bands alongside 74 islands in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef.

Festival goers attend three "main marquee" concerts and experience over 200 musicians performing in 18 beach side venues around this fun-filled holiday town.

Stroll from venue to venue, their Community Ambassadors are there to answer all questions. Free courtesy buses run Friday to Sunday for safety and convenience- leave the hassle of driving and parking to them.

Guests are encouraged to extend their stay and take advantage of the many tour opportunities to experience the Whitsundays. They suggest a visit to iconic Whitehaven Beach, flyover Heart Reef, chill out at mainland destinations like Cedar Creek Falls. There is something for everyone.
Hamilton Island Endurance Series - Hamilton Island Triathlon
Date Sat 17th Nov 2018
Pristine white beaches. Crystal clear waters. A breathtaking mountainous interior. Hamilton Island is best known as a place to relax. But it is also the perfect place to push yourself in paradise.

The Hamilton Island Endurance series spans four endurance events. The Stamford Financial Hamilton Hilly Half Marathon, Great Whitehaven Beach Run, Hamilton Island Triathlon and Hamilton Island Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim will test athletes on every level.

Do them all or just do one. Race Hard. Recover Harder.

Take on the ultimate test of endurance in the ultimate location, with the Hamilton Island Triathlon. This rewarding event includes a 750 metre swim in Catseye Bay, a 20 kilometre ride around the island and airport runway, plus a five kilometre run through the marina and resort side.

Hamilton Island Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim
Date Sun 18th Nov 2018
Pristine white beaches. Crystal clear waters. A breathtaking mountainous interior. Hamilton Island is best known as a place to relax. But it is also the perfect place to push yourself in paradise.

The Hamilton Island Endurance series spans four endurance events. The Stamford Financial Hamilton Hilly Half Marathon, Great Whitehaven Beach Run, Hamilton Island Triathlon and Hamilton Island Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim will test athletes on every level.

Do them all or just do one. Race Hard. Recover Harder.

What better location for an ocean swim event than at one of Australia's most pristine and iconic beaches, Whitehaven Beach. The annual event includes a two kilometre and 750 metre meet, plus a fun 350 metre junior swim, and is a proud partner of the Great Australian Swim Series, founded by Ky Hurst.

Hamilton Island Endurance Series – Stamford Financial Hilly Marathon
Date Sun 5th May 2019
Pristine white beaches. Crystal clear waters. A breathtaking mountainous interior. Hamilton Island is best known as a place to relax. But it is also the perfect place to push yourself in paradise.

The Hamilton Island Endurance Series spans four endurance events from May through to November each year. The Stamford Financial Hilly Marathon, Great Whitehaven Beach Run, Hamilton Island Triathlon, Junior Triathlon and splash'n Dash and Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim will test athletes on every level.

Do them all or just do one. Race Hard. Recover Harder.

The challenging 42 kilometre route takes participants along roads, fire trails and walking tracks through Hamilton Island's undulating interior.

There’s a race for everyone; the marathon for the fearless, a half marathon, a three by seven kilometre relay and three different distance options for the kids. This is a perfect challenge for the whole family.

Whitsunday SUP Challenge
Date Sat 18th May 2019
Take on the ultimate Stand Up Paddle board challenge in the Whitsundays. Compete for the title with a week of challenging events over both short and long courses supported by Naish Australia.

Calling all adventurers: get ready to SUP around the tropical islands of the Whitsundays! Set sail to Australia's best beach on your own charter boat and spend unforgettable nights under the stars during the ultimate Whitsunday SUP Challenge.

This week-long event will see professional and amateur paddlers from around the world paddle through the stunning natural backdrops of the Whitsunday Islands National Park. The adventure factor is high - Start with SUP races along the Whitsunday Islands. Throw in your friends and family to cheer you on as they follow the fleet of paddlers on your own sailing or motor yacht. Then spend unforgettable nights under the stars as you anchor in secluded bays and at unspoilt beaches.
Hamilton Island Race Week
Date Sat 17th Aug 2019 to Sat 24th Aug 2019
Hamilton Island Race Week is one of Australia's favourite yachting events and a firm fixture on the international sailing calendar. Competitors, family and friends come together to enjoy the convivial atmosphere and unique camaraderie of the event's on-water and off-water carnival. Every August, spectators and yachties from around the globe sail to Hamilton Island for Hamilton Island Race Week - Australia's largest offshore keelboat regatta.

Perfectly situated on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef, amongst Queensland's 74 Whitsunday Islands, Hamilton Island offers an experience like no other: glorious weather, azure waters, brilliant beaches, awe-inspiring coral reefs, fascinating flora and fauna, fine food and wines, and activities almost too numerous to mention.