Scenic Flights

Great Barrier Reef Airport

Great Barrier Reef Airport

The Great Barrier Reef Airport is a busy place – in fact it is the main airport hub for the Whitsundays. While we were at the Golf Driving Range we saw two jets landing, another taking off, a seaplane landing as well as two helicopters. All in the space of about 45 minutes! Up to [...]

A Day-time Date for Two

A Day-time Date for Two

I love surprises. With the grandparents visiting the island, the Husband and I had rare access to uninterrupted child-free time. Bliss! Thus my surprise was sans-children and even better, to an overseas destination! Well, over the Fitzalan passage to Whitehaven Beach. We took ourselves to Hamilton Island Air at the Great Barrier Reef Airport (in [...]

What’s in a Name?

What’s in a Name?

Everyone has heard of the Great Barrier Reef, but what of the names of the almost 3,000 individual reefs that make up this magnificent natural wonder? Just how are they identified and how do they get their names? Story Lee Atkinson, Photography courtesy Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority and Dick Sweeney There are no prizes for [...]

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