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2008/2009 EVENT PLANNER

The ultimate event guide to the Whitsundays


The Whitsunday Coast and Islands are the ideal Australian event destination located centrally on the

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Queensland coast, in the heart of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. With its’ tropical climate, easy access, and variety of activities the Whitsundays is one of Australia’s most enticing destinations for business and leisure. The region boasts 74 islands, and two internationally

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renowned natural icons – Heart Reef and Whitehaven Beach. With world class resort and conference facilities, catering for groups of 10 to 1000 delegates, the opportunities are endless to create a unique and memorable experience for your next event.

Take advantage of our expertise Tourism Whitsundays Business Tourism Department is responsible for the conference and incentive marketing of the Whitsundays. As a membership-based not for profit organisation, it operates as the official Convention Bureau for the region.

Only One Whitsundays

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Our 3 Unique Attractions

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All in One Great Location

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Now That You Are Here

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Quick Reference Guide

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Unlimited Experiences

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Event Support Services & Facilities

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Ultimate Itinerary Ideas

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Open for Business 24/7

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Before You Pack

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Only One Call Away

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The team is your essential first point of contact when organising a business event of any kind in the Whitsundays. Offering event planners centralised free advice and a range of specialised services from itinerary preparation to assistance with venue recommendation and the preparation of proposals. The Whitsundays experience is like no other with “74 Islands In the Heart of the Great Barrier Reef”. We look forward to welcoming your next event to the beautiful Whitsunday region.

Tourism Whitsundays Business Tourism Department 1/5 Carlo Drive, Cannonvale QLD 4802, Australia Phone: +61 (0)7 4948 5908 Fax: +61 (0)7 4948 5902 Email: ci@tourismwhitsundays.com.au Website: www.tourismwhitsundays.com.au

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OUR 3 UNIQUE ATTRACTIONS.

ONLY ONE WHITSUNDAYS.

Easy Access

Tropical Climate

Range Of Accommodation

Great Barrier Reef

The Whitsundays features two domestic airports with direct flights from most Australian cities ensuring the region is easily accessible and event time is maximised.

Escape to the warm Whitsundays. Our events are spoilt for choice utilising the outdoors year round for dining and activities. The average daily temperature in July, the Whitsunday’s coldest month, is a pleasant 23.C (73.F).

The Whitsundays is distinct in its ability to provide events a diverse range of accommodation to suit all group sizes and budgets within an amazing natural environment.

Said to be the world’s largest living structure and the only one visible from outer space, the World Heritage listed Great Barrier Reef is one of the seven natural wonders of the world.

Local Cuisine

Location

Guests have the option to dine in style or enjoy a relaxed night out feasting on fresh seafood and local produce for which the Whitsundays is renowned.

The Whitsundays region benefits from being located as the closest point off the Queensland coast to the Great Barrier Reef, which ensures it is the ideal hub from which to explore this aquatic wonderland.

The Whitsundays is the closest Queensland coastal region to the Great Barrier Reef. All resorts are situated close to the Great Barrier Reef, Heart Reef and Whitehaven Beach enabling delegates firsthand experience of these International icons.

Unique Events Where else can your delegates enjoy sole use of an island, sleep overnight at the Reef or escape to the tropical rainforest and waterfalls of the Whitsunday Coast all within a few hours from all major cities in Australia?

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Team Cohesion Holding a conference on an island or resort allows the event to successfully blend business with pleasure thanks to the ease in which delegates can move between their meetings, accommodation, dining and activity locations.

Stretching over 2000 kilometres in length, the Great Barrier Reef protects the Whitsunday Coast and Islands from huge ocean swells providing the region with some of the safest cruising grounds in the world. The Great Barrier Reef was selected as a World Heritage Site in 1981, and is one of the largest sites in the world. Today, it attracts two million visitors each year from all over the world as one of the highest ranked

international natural attractions to view and experience.

Heart Reef The Whitsundays is quite literally situated in the “Heart of the Great Barrier Reef”. Heart Reef is a beautiful composition of coral that has naturally formed into the shape of a heart. Located within Hardy Reef, Heart Reef can best be experienced from the sky by helicopter or seaplane. Seeing the unique heart shaped coral formation from the air is a Whitsunday experience you will never forget. Many tour companies will combine a visit to Heart Reef with trips to other breathtaking locations in the Whitsundays, including Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet.

Whitehaven Beach Whitehaven Beach is a definite “must-see” in the Whitsundays. The crystal clear aqua waters and pristine

silica sand of Whitehaven stretch over seven kilometres along Whitsunday Island, the largest of the 74 islands in the Whitsundays. It defines nature at its best and provides the greatest sense of relaxation and escape. As soon as you arrive it’s easy to see why it is the most photographed beach in Australia and is continuously ranked in the top ten most beautiful beaches in the world. At the northern end of Whitehaven Beach is Hill Inlet, a stunning cove where the tide shifts the sand and water to create a beautiful fusion of colours. Don’t miss a walk to the lookout on Whitsunday Island where you can take advantage of the best views of both Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet. However you choose to explore Whitehaven Beach, it will be an experience that you will remember for a lifetime.

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ALL IN ONE GREAT LOCATION. The 74 Islands of the Whitsundays form the largest offshore island chain on Australia’s coastline. The Whitsundays is centrally located on the Queensland coast of Australia just over 1,100 kms north of Brisbane and approximately 600 kms south of Cairns. It is easily accessible by road, rail, air and water, ensuring travel not only to the Whitsundays but also within is expedient. With the convenience of direct flights from most major cities in Australia to the Whitsundays, delegates can arrive

in the region by lunchtime on the day of departure. The Whitsundays is located just over an hour’s flight from both Brisbane and Cairns International Airports, providing the ideal central meeting point for international conferences, incentives and pre/post touring programs. The region embraces both the coastal regions surrounding Airlie Beach, Bowen and Proserpine together with the islands, reef and atolls of this part of the Great Barrier Reef.

NOW THAT YOU ARE HERE. Once you arrive in the Whitsundays, it is just as simple to transfer between the islands and coast. Your initial experience of the Whitsundays is set to impress, with connecting ferries and buses offering a spectacular scenic introduction. The following table indicates the most suitable airport to utilise, and suggested mode of transport to arrive at your event destination.

Resort Fly into

Mode of transport Ferry Bus

Duration of trip from arrival point (in minutes)

Blue Horizon Resort

PPP

3

35 mins

HTI

3

3

60 mins

Club Med Lindeman Island

HTI

3

35 mins

Coral Sea Resort

PPP

3

35 mins

HTI

3

60 mins

Hamilton Island

HTI

0 mins

Hayman

HTI

3

55 mins

PPP

3

3

80 mins

Laguna Whitsundays

PPP

3

15 mins

MV Ammari

PPP

From 45 mins

HTI

15 mins

Santai Airlie Beach

PPP

3

35 mins

HTI

3

60 mins

Voyages Brampton Island

HTI

MKY

MKY

HTI - Great Barrier Reef Airport (Hamilton Island)

3

3

Flight

15 mins

60 mins

Flight

12 mins

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PPP - Whitsunday Coast Airport (Proserpine)

MKY - Mackay Airport (Mackay)

Seaplane, helicopter and light aircraft flights are also available between the islands and Whitsunday coast, providing prompt transfers to the various resorts. Situated on the same latitude as Rio de Janeiro and Tahiti, the Whitsundays enjoys a tropical climate, with daily temperatures varying little from month to month. The days are warm year round and evenings are sultry in summer, cooler in winter but requiring only a light jacket or sweater. Water temperatures remain a welcoming 25.C all year round. Average daily temperatures in the Whitsundays are:

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Month

Jan

Feb

Mar

April

May

June

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

˚C

31

30

29

28

26

24

23

25

26

28

31

31

˚F

88

86

84

82

79

75

73

77

79

82

88

88

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Meeting Rooms

Largest Room Capacity

Full Accom.

Star Rating

Theatre

Banquet

Rooms

Blue Horizon Resort

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65

45

54

4 ½

30

3

200

215

3 ½

31

3

200

150

78

4 ½

32

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1000

800

910

3 ½ – 5

28

4

300

280

212

5

34

3

150

150

50

4 ½

36

2

32

4 ½

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(400)*

(200)*

(210)*

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48

106

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W: www.bluehorizonairlie.com.au

Club Med Lindeman Island P: 1800 686 289 or +61 2 9265 0500

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W: http://business.clubmed.com.au

Coral Sea Resort P: +61 7 4964 1300 W: www.coralsearesort.com

Hamilton Island P: +61 2 9433 3333 W: www.hamiltonisland.com.au

Hayman P: +61 2 8272 7010 W: www.hayman.com.au

Laguna Whitsundays P: +61 7 4947 7777 W: www.lagunawhitsundays.info

MV Ammari P: 1800 662 786 W: www.fantasea.com.au

Santai Airlie Beach P: 1300 SANTAI (726 824) W: www.santai.com

Voyages Brampton Island P: +61 2 8296 8000

for a day of snorkelling? See Heart Reef from a helicopter? Walk on the pristine sand of a top 10 beach in the world,

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Aviation Adventures

3 adults per helicopter

P: +61 7 4946 9988

2 helicopters available

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Cruise Indigo

90 pax – Private charter

P: +61 7 4946 8613

Whitehaven Beach? Tee off on Australia’s number one

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resort golf course? Trek the Whitsundays Great Walk, or

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rejuvenate in a day spa with views of the Coral Sea?

W: www.cruiseindigo.com.au

Cruise Whitsundays

Great Barrier Reef Adventures – 330 pax

P: +61 7 4946 4662

Camira Sailing Adventure – 80 pax

W: www.cruisewhitsundays.com

Sole Charter / Scheduled transfers – 124 pax (per vessel)

Fantasea Adventure Cruising

Reefworld – 600 pax

Reefsleep – 6 pax

P: +61 7 4946 5111

Reefworld 2 – 300 pax

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Whitehaven Beach – 450 pax

Sole Charter / Scheduled transfers – 380 pax (per vessel)

Sunsail

Sunsail can cater for Sailing Regatta

37 Charter Yachts - 2 to 10 berths.

P: +61 7 4948 9509

groups of up to 30 pax

3 night Luxury Crewed Package

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E: sunsail@sunsail.com.au

- 8 pax. 2 Sailing School Yachts

W: www.sunsail.com.au

- up to 10 students

Whitsunday Rent A Yacht

14 Catamarans

Catamarans 2 – 10 berths

P: +61 7 4946 9232

8 Motor Vessels

Motor Vessels 2 – 10 berths

E: rentayacht@bareboat.com.au

12 Sailing Yachts

Sailing Yachts 2 – 12 berths

W: www.rentayacht.com.au

Vessels available for special day

charters of up to 20 pax.

Product and Contact AVPartners

Providing AV, lighting and entertainment for Events and

P: +61 7 4948 9077

Tradeshows throughout the Whitsundays.

W: www.avpartners.com

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SANTAI AIRLIE BEACH

In a major boost for the Airlie Beach business tourism market, luxury residential resort developer, Resort Corp, will create a new $135 million four and a half star quality resort in the town centre of Airlie Beach. The residential resort, Santai Airlie Beach, opens in 2009. Embrace the peace and tranquillity of your surroundings, as you meander through hectares of tropical Balinese gardens and pools. Spoil yourself with a relaxing treatment at the International Day Spa & Wellness Centre. Santai Airlie Beach expands the Whitsunday Coastal experience, creating

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a premium hub for reef getaways, and an all-inclusive resort destination. Enjoy the unique Santai internal environment with workouts in the lap pool or state-of-the-art gymnasium. Pamper yourself at the International Day Spa & Wellness Centre whilst the kids are fully supervised at the Kids Club with crèche & toddlers pool. Chill out in the pool lagoon and swim-up bar. Or enjoy the 4 ½ star delights of the gourmet restaurant and bars. It’s all here for you to relax and enjoy. Santai Airlie Beach is the second in Resort Corp’s highly awarded new resort brand. Discover the village atmosphere on Hamilton Island that spoils you with a choice of seven different styles of accommodation, over 10 restaurants and dining experiences, 6 bars, 20 specialty shops – making it not a resort but an exciting destination!

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Hamilton Island introduces qualia, a unique Australian expression of world-class luxury, situated on the secluded northernmost tip of Hamilton Island. Inside this resort, feel time unravel in exquisitely appointed pavilions that sit in perfect harmony with the island’s unique location. In early 2009, tee off at Australia’s only 18 hole island golf course located on neighbouring Dent Island. Imagine enjoying this Peter Thompson designed

Virgin Blue has the perfect way to get to the perfect place for your next conference. Our Group Travel Department can arrange flexible and affordable fares specially tailored for groups of ten or more. With frequent flights from across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific to the Whitsundays, it’s smooth sailing all the way.

course while you take in the 360 degree views of the spectacular Whitsundays. Also in early 2009, the iconic Great Barrier Reef Yacht Club will open its doors. The Yacht Club will be located at the entrance of the Hamilton Island Marina and will feature magnificent dual-water vistas of both the marina as well as Dent Passage. The Yacht Club will feature a waterfront swimming pool, bars, dining and conference and function facilities, as well as a private members area. It’s never a dull moment for delegates with over 40 different activities on and around the island. Enjoy them all, or ignore the lot and sit by one of the six pools with a cocktail in one hand and a good book in the other!

Phone 13 67 00 or visit www.virginblue.com.au. Click on bookings then groups and follow the prompts. cummins © VA 9312

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AV PARTNERS

Extraordinary events. You have something special to say, and you’ve chosen a very special place in which to say it - so why settle for an ordinary event? AVPartners has many years’ experience creating great live events in the unique island environment. Our creative team can offer you all of the options you’d expect in a major city – and many others you’ll only find on the islands!

So whether you’re looking for large screen projection, audio systems, speciality lighting or event styling, AVPartners can design a unique event - just for you. It’s all right here, based on Hamilton Island. AVPartners delivers exciting, professional events throughout the Whitsundays.

BLUE HORIZON RESORT

The ideal setting to relax, revive and drive business results. Only a short stroll to the cosmopolitan Airlie beach shopping and dining precinct and with the 74 Whitsunday Islands on our doorstep there are a plethora of activities to bond your delegates and facilitate dynamic communication.

Incorporate team building activities into your program such as sailing an award winning Maxi yacht or trekking through the surrounding rainforest to secluded beaches to stage your own Gilligan Island activity.

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CLUB MED LINDEMAN ISLAND

Get the team ‘flying high’ at the Famous Flying Trapeze Circus School. This is a heart-pumping, hugely motivational activity that has everyone cheering.

Club Med’s experienced team can organise many teambuilding events such as “Amazing Relay” & “Beach games” that will bring out the most of your delegates.

You’re the boss! Club Med ‘Rent an Island’ gives you complete freedom in planning your event itinerary.

Partners and children have the ultimate Club Med playground to enjoy while your delegates get down to business.

Expand your skill base and learn how to make the perfect cocktail, brew a great coffee, roll your own sushi or give the perfect 10 minute workstation shoulder massage.

Experience a private group themed dinner around the pool: “Networking BBQ”, “Gala Dinner” & “Enchanted Forest”, or lunch specialty restaurant, Nicholson’s with a panoramic view of the Whitsundays.

For an exhilarating event, try a Sports Day! Each team creates their own war cry before competing in activities as diverse as sailing, windsurfing, sea kayaking, archery, flying trapeze, and golf. Finish off the day with a gala awards ceremony.

After a productive day in the Boardroom and on the sand, enjoy Sunset cocktails & canapés on the penthouse balcony overlooking the Coral Sea.

Enjoy the amazing views and challenges of Lindeman Island’s very own 9 hole golf course.

The Blue Horizon conference team are focused on delivering flexibility and creativity for your meeting and conference planning.

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Melt your delegate’s tensions away with relaxing and invigorating therapies at the village Spa.

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CORAL SEA RESORT

Food, glorious food! Overlooking the magnificent Coral Sea, your delegates will enjoy the tantalizing tastes of the master chef with a delicious array of Australian fusion cuisine, tropical fruits and fresh seafood. Take a stroll to the enchanting Airlie Beach resort village abounding with shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. Capture a magnificent Whitsundays sunset with an intimate cocktail party on the resort’s private jetty or dine under the stars with a signature Coral Sea BBQ. Sense the warm breeze touch your skin as you sink into your private balcony spa. Curl up in your hammock as you listen to the rhythm of the sea. Keep your delegates fresh and energised with our Yoga Chi Gung, 30 minute mind and soul rejuvenators.

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CRUISE WHITSUNDAYS

Be dazzled by the electrifying fire dancers and mesmerized by the hypnotic beats of the hula rhythm of the Hawaiian Fire Dinner Show. The perfect prelude to this absorbing display is a sumptuous seafood buffet. The show is staged each Saturday night at the absolute ocean-front location of the Clipper Restaurant & Bar.

Experience the Great Barrier Reef with a visit to pristine ‘Knuckle Reef Lagoon’ boasting 85% live hard coral in the snorkelling area. Travel on the luxurious ‘Seaflight’ the only vessel in Australia equipped with a computerised stabilizing system which visits a reef pontoon, thereby reducing motion sickness.

world’s fastest sailing catamarans, ‘Camira’. Experience the ultimate day sailing experience, visiting iconic Whitehaven Beach with 7km of fine white silica sand. Warm clear waters make a swim simply irresistible. Camira is a futuristic, fast, comfortable vessel with the ‘X’ factor that attracts attention and creates excitement.

Incorporate an exciting and memorable themed dinner in the fully equipped Nautilus Room. From tropical Whitsunday sunsets to Nemo Under the Sea and Jane of the Jungle – your delegates will be swept off their feet!

Enjoy a variety of activities at the innovative reef pontoon featuring a dive centre, underwater observatory, semi-submersible, glass bottom boat rides and for something completely different….a unique giant waterslide! Indulge in the “Calm Experience” massage service on board the vessel or at the pontoon, overlooking the Great Barrier Reef. For the ultimate experience add to this a flight over the famous Heart Reef on a 20 minute heli-scenic option.

Travel in comfort with Cruise Whitsundays’ ‘Resort Connections’ services, a convenient transfer service connecting Hamilton Island Airport to Daydream Island Resort and Spa, South Molle Island Resort and all Airlie Beach properties. A convenient connecting service also operates from Whitsunday Coast Airport (Proserpine) through to Daydream and South Molle. Start and finish your Whitsundays visit in the best way possible with these services, providing a seamless, hassle free connection for arriving and departing guests with 2 specifically designed vessels.

Do your delegates want to experience the wilder side of the Whitsundays? Whisk your team away from Coral Sea Resort’s private jetty in a high speed Ocean Raft for a full day of activities to test their skills and strengthen bonds.

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FANTASEA ADVENTURE CRUISING

Enjoy the Whitsundays on the spectacular MV Ammari. A four and a half level Boutique style cruise ship that offers 3 or 4 nights cruising through the magical Whitsundays and the Great Barrier Reef. This will be an event to remember! Or possibly an incentive option with a difference with an onboard spa facility and great activity options! (refer page 33) Cruise through the sheltered waters of the beautiful Whitsunday Islands to Hardy Reef for an adventure-packed day at Reefworld with the regions largest day cruise operator! With exclusive use of the vessel and Reefworld platform, your delegates have the opportunity to come face to face with reef fish and coral gardens or meet our friendly local Maori Wrasse (Wally)! You will discover why it’s called the Great Barrier Reef!

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Experience the Great Barrier Reef from above on a scenic helicopter flight, and see the breathtaking panorama that is Hardy Reef. Witness one of Mother Nature’s most amazing creations spectacular Heart Reef, just a 10 minute flight from Reefworld. How about the ultimate Whitsunday incentive? Spend a night at Reefworld, and enjoy the most exclusive Great Barrier Reef encounter - Reefsleep! Fully hosted and catered for, your clients sleep over at Reefworld, and enjoy this unique experience on the Great Barrier Reef with only the marine life and the stars as your neighbours! Whitehaven Beach offers one of most spectacular backdrops within the Whitsundays with crystal clear blue

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waters complimented by white silica sand. Just a short cruise will see your clients swimming, relaxing or joining fun and exciting Beach Activities on one of top 10 beaches in the world! You are offered by Fantasea Adventure Cruising’s ferry service a smooth and seamless transfer from Hamilton Island Airport or Whitsunday Coast to your island destination aboard one of Fantasea’s comfortable, air conditioned, high speed catamarans – what a welcome to the Whitsundays!

HAYMAN

Indulge in the finest seafood delights under nature’s stars surrounded by seven million litres of water around the Hayman Pool. Begin the evening with a speedboat transfer to your own deserted island sandbar overlooking Hayman. Here, your delegates will be surrounded by candlelight with the sounds of a string quartet against the silence of the night. Energise your delegates with a stretch class, beach volleyball or mini massages on a lawn overlooking the Hayman Beach, adjacent to the meeting room. Charter one of the luxury launches, part of Hayman’s AU$20 million marine fleet, for your own cruising adventure to the Great Barrier Reef or Whitehaven Beach and, in the evening, a sunset escape.

Dine in style in the heart of the kitchen and enjoy a six-course degustation menu at The Chef’s Table including a visit to the Chocolate Room and La Fontaine’s cellar housing 2000 wines. Take in the scenery on one of the hiking trails as you walk to your own beautiful bay on the other side of the island. Be amazed by the colours and variety of the coral and fish life, all within walking distance! Enjoy a private day of pampering with exclusive use of Spa Chakra Hayman - with all 13 treatment rooms for you. Treat your delegates to sunset cocktails and team building with a difference! Separate into groups and challenge each other to make the best cocktail.

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LAGUNA WHITSUNDAYS Bring out your delegate’s competitive spirit with their own private tournament on Turtle Point Golf Course. The only championship 18-hole golf course in the Whitsundays meanders through native coastal bushland and lush rainforest offering a true variety of holes. For an afternoon of water activities, the ocean water lagoon and white sandy beach

is the perfect venue for beach volleyball, windsurfing, sailboarding, kayaking, and catamaran sailing. A range of venues can be used for themed events, from the Private Beach Club, Dinner under the Stars on the Driving Range, or al fresco dining poolside. The Laguna Leisure Group offers organisers a range of leisure products in the Whitsundays all through one central contact. From scenic flights with Air Whitsundays, a day cruise with Voyager, or a visit to Hook Island.

AVIATION ADVENTURES So you want a little excitement in your life? This is it! Climb aboard your unique ‘bubble’ helicopter for the most fun and the best visibility you can have in the air. Whitehaven and Deserted Island Picnics, Scenic flights, Great Barrier Reef and Island Transfers - The choice is yours!

SUNSAIL Raise your ‘corporate sails’, pit your skills against each other and compete in a Sailing Regatta onboard world-class Beneteau and Jeanneau yachts. Sunsail’s three-night luxury crewed cruise with a professional skipper and host is the ideal incentive prize or get the team to bond whilst learning a new skill through our RYA accredited Sailing School.

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CRUISE INDIGO

A world of sailing choices with bareboat yacht charters, luxury crewed cruises, learn to sail schools and corporate sailing events. An ideal option for pre/post and during your event in the Whitsundays.

Whether it is for 10 or 100 delegates Cruise Indigo will cater to all your group requirements for a day out on the water in the Whitsundays. Combining delicious food with sailing regattas, snorkelling excursions, working lunches or simply sipping a glass of wine watching the sun drop over the horizon. The choice is yours. Cruise Indigo operates a 60 ft sailing vessel, the Banjo Paterson and the luxurious 107 ft traditional motor cruiser, the Denison Star. The Denison Star is available for charter from most island resorts including Hamilton Island and Daydream Island and the Whitsunday Coast (Shute Harbour) The Banjo Paterson is available for charter from Hamilton Island.

some nibbles and a glass of champagne on a pre dinner sunset sail amongst the calm waters of Hamilton Island. Cruise, dine and unwind on the largest Huon Pine boat to be built in Australia, the Denison Star. A breakfast cruise and swim before you start your conferencing will get your delegates in the right frame of mind. So take your pick - sailing the Whitsunday’s, a sunset cruise, working breakfast or dining on delicious cuisine, Cruise Indigo will create an event that caters to the needs of the client and advise on the best way to make the most of your time in the Whitsundays.

Hoist the sails for a day of sailing and snorkelling on the Banjo Paterson with a visit to Whitehaven Beach. Or maybe enjoy

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VOYAGES BRAMPTON ISLAND From the emerald greens of the island’s National Park, the azure blues of the surrounding waters, to its seven golden sandy beaches and colourful coral gardens just off shore, Brampton’s style is vibrant and easy-going. It’s hard not to be captivated by the captivating beauty of this classic Queensland Island, lying at the southern entrance to the Whitsunday Passage off Mackay. Voyages Brampton Island’s fabulous natural attractions and brilliant array of activities make it the ideal getaway for conference and incentive participants. The largest meeting room, the Blue Room, caters for meetings up to 50 guests with panoramic views of the Ocean and Whitsunday Islands.

Great value accommodation tariffs include breakfast as well as many non-motorised Watersports, land-based activities and nightly entertainment. In addition to our regular activities, Voyages can organise functions specifically for your delegates including a Barefoot Beach BBQ lunch, themed dinners on remote beaches or a Giant Beach Picnic at Turtle Bay. Smaller groups can enjoy the thrill of private Jet Ski Safaris, or vessels can be privately chartered for fishing & snorkelling trips, sunset cruises and take advantage of our Sea Spa facilities.

JETSTAR Jetstar, Australia’s Low fares Airline, can get you to the fun and sun of the Whitsunday Islands for your next conference or event. Jetstar flies direct daily services from Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane to Hamilton Island. And Jetstar can get you direct to the Whitsunday Coast, daily from Brisbane and three times a week from Sydney.

For the latest low fares to the Whitsunday Coast and Hamilton Island, your flying solution is Jetstar. For group bookings for your next conference or event, you can call us on (03) 8628 3444 Monday to Friday (excluding public holidays) from 0800 to 1800 AEST or e-mail groups@jetstar.com. Visit jetstar.com for more information.

WHITSUNDAY RENT A YACHT “Trim the sails”. “Crew, starboard tack!” “Who’s pulling the halyard?” For true Whitsundays-style team building, charter several vessels for flotillas, regattas, and yacht races. Allowing flexibility and customized day trips for your conference delegates, base a catamaran at the resort. This is ideal for

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taking delegates on short excursions, as a break out location, or to wind down after the conference. qualia is nestled neatly into the northern tip of Hamilton Island, surrounded by all the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef. Its distinctive style combined with a secluded location and intuitive service makes it a luxurious resort on world-class standards that is perfect as an incentive, reward, or group event. Stay in luxurious pavilions with stunning postcard views, get pampered at the spa and choose from menus that showcase Australia’s finest produce. Spoil your senses at qualia. Visit www.qualia.com.au or contact our Hamilton Island Business Tourism Manager on +61 2 9433 3333


EVENT SUPPORT SERVICES AND FACILITIES. Experience the diversity of the Whitsundays, an ideal location for every type of event from conferences and incentives to pre/post touring programs. With a range of professional leisure services and facilities on hand to complement your event program and ensure every aspect is a success. Tourism Whitsundays can assist you in supplying local supplier and program ideas to include in your itinerary to capture the best the region has to offer to match your event’s objectives. Here is just a sample of some of the support services and facilities available in region to enhance your event experience. Dining Out and Nightlife Take a stroll along the boardwalk to the enchanting Airlie Beach resort village abounding with shops, restaurants and entertainment venues. There’s a vast range of dining experiences on offer on the Whitsunday Coast from five star restaurants to fish and chips by the lagoon.

The Whitsundays is renowned for its fresh seafood and local produce providing you with the option to dine in style or enjoy a relaxed night out feasting on the million dollar views of the Coral Sea. Sunday afternoon entertainment on Airlie’s Eat Street, the Esplanade, has become particularly popular. However there are plenty of pubs and nightclubs offering live bands or the chance to dance away to the early hours of the morning any night of the week.

Ocean Rafting

Peppers Palm Bay

Visit three top Whitsunday Island destinations whilst having the ride of your life on award winning Ocean Rafting. Each day includes an exhilarating ride to world famous Whitehaven Beach, pristine snorkel reefs and a guided walk.

Nestled amid swaying palms, relax in a hammock on your private balcony in one of 21 bures, bungalows and cabins. The onsite endota spa, La Riviera restaurant and Great Barrier Reef are all moments away.

Ph +61 7 4946 6848 E oceanrafting@airlie.net.au W www.oceanrafting.com

Ph +61 7 4946 9233 E palmbay@peppers.com.au W www.peppers.com.au Long Island, Whitsundays

Whitsundays Crocodile Safari See crocodiles in the wild and Australian wildlife on our nature safari. Calm water cruise on Proserpine River, wetland tour, billy tea, damper and barbeque.

Ph +61 7 4948 3310 E info@crocodilesafari.com.au W www.crocodilesafari.com.au

Dining at any of the popular island resorts is an experience you won’t forget, and with nightly entertainment like divein or outdoor movies, visiting comedians and live music you’ll be spoilt for choice with what to do with the rest of your evening!

Cactus Jack’s

Capers

Mangrove Jacks

Colour Me Crazy

Best value eatin & drinkin in town… Tex Mex Style! Spectacular views, sizzling fajitas and mountainous margaritas! Large bookings and party specialists…bring your event! Lunch Sat and Sun noon till late; Dinner 7 days 5pm till late. Air conditioned.

Watch the sun slip below the horizon whilst sipping a pre-dinner cocktail, followed by a memorable dining experience. You’re in paradise at Capers at the beach. Bar/Grill open for breakfast, lunch and dinner 7 days

Experience how good “wood fired” pizza really is, whilst watching the world pass by and enjoying the thrills of our TAB and gaming room, all in our award winning Mangrove Jacks Café Bar. Open for lunch and dinner 7 days.

The Whitsundays most unique, amazing and beautiful gift store.

The Esplanade, Airlie Beach Hotel Ph +61 7 4964 1800 E managers@cactusjacksrestaurant.com.au W www.airliebeachhotel.com.au

The Esplanade, Airlie Beach Hotel Ph +61 7 4964 1777 W www.airliebeachhotel.com.au

Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach Ph +61 7 4964 1999 W www.airliebeachhotel.com.au

We specialise in corporate giftbaskets with a difference, to WOW! and suit any conference or event you are catering for.

Health and Beauty If you’re looking to pamper yourself, the Whitsundays is the perfect place for a visit. Restore harmony and balance, replenish the body and spirit at any of the numerous day spas in the Whitsundays.

Ph +61 7 4945 2698 E colourmecrazy@bigpond.com W www.colourmecrazy.com.au

Indulge in a wonderful array of treatments from massages and workshops, to mud wraps and full body treatments. There is plenty on offer to relax you whilst overlooking the crystal clear azure waters of the Whitsundays. If you are more interested in a complete health overhaul, there are yoga classes, naturopaths, practitioners of Chinese medicine and a range of other alternative therapies also on offer. Take advantage of the services of our beauty therapists, salons and hairdressers to complete the rejuvenated you with a new look.

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EVENT SUPPORT SERVICES AND FACILITIES.

EVENT SUPPORT SERVICES AND FACILITIES.

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ULTIMATE ITINERARY IDEAS. Whether it is planning a team building activity within a conference program, to an indulgent incentive reward

Discover the ultimate experiences

or simply staying on for a couple of days after your event in the Whitsundays with friends and family. The

of the Whitsundays region for

Whitsundays is unrivalled in its extensive range of both water and land based activities, for those seeking action

yourself; escape, get active, taste

and adventure or pure relaxation.

and toast, relax and enjoy!

ESCAPE • Awaken to exquisite views of Whitehaven Beach onboard a luxury catamaran • Sail through the azure blue waters of the Whitsundays on your own charter yacht • Enjoy a scenic flight to a deserted beach for a private picnic for two • Sleep out under the stars on the Great Barrier Reef

• Meander through secluded valleys and rainforest while horse riding • Snorkel amid some 1500 species of fish and 400 types of corals • It’s time for some competition! Enjoy golf buggy rallies, mini golf tournaments, jet ski time trails, sailing challenges, skirmish, or take the leap of faith on the trapeze at Circus School • Feel the adrenalin with the Awesome Foursome – a helicopter ride, tandem parasail, tandem jet ski and a one hour quad bike ride

RELAX AND UNWIND

• Hire a scooter or a car for a day of sight seeing

• Indulge in a treatment, be pampered, and relax in one of the many day spas

GET ACTIVE

• Relax by the pool and soak up the sun

• Gone Fishing! Chase Mangrove Jack, Spanish Mackerel, Coral Trout, and Barramundi in some of Queensland’s best fishing waters • Challenge yourself to 18 holes on Australia’s number one resort golf course • Enjoy some excitement with a tandem skydive or fly upside down in a vintage bi-plane

• Take some time out to paddle and picnic at Airlie Beach Lagoon • Be entertained at the open air cinema • Watch the sunset over the Whitsundays on a sunset cruise

DISCOVER • Let your feet sink into the powderlike sand of Whitehaven Beach

• Learn scuba diving on some of the best reefs in the world

• Fly over Heart Reef for a bird’s eye view of this amazing icon

• Hire a sea kayak and discover the islands from a new perspective

• See nature at its awesome best from the beautiful Hill Inlet Lookout

• Get fit and take in the views on one of the Whitsunday’s many hiking trails

• Watch the night sky light up during the cane fires before harvest

• Enjoy the thrill of the underwater kingdom on a day cruise to the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef • Discover the diversity of flora and fauna on the Whitsunday Great Walk • Enjoy the pristine swimming hole at Cedar Creek Falls • Take an adventure through some of the world’s oldest rainforests and spot a platypus at Eungella National Park • Observe the ancient estuarine crocodile during an Eco Safari along the Proserpine River • Don’t miss the annual migration of humpback whales during July to September • Go shopping at the bustling Saturday markets with stalls selling local arts and crafts under the shade of the palm trees

TASTE AND TOAST • Discover the Whitsunday’s gastronomic delights with wine appreciation classes, cocktail mixing competitions, behind the scenes kitchen tours, and the infamous Chef’s Table • Relax with a coffee at one of the alfresco cafes overlooking the Coral Sea • Tantalise the tastebuds with fresh seafood and local produce of the Whitsundays • Kick up your heels and experience the nightlife of Airlie Beach

ULTIMATE ITINERARY IDEAS.

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SANTAI AIRLIE BEACH CREATE.

IMAGINE.

OPEN FOR BUSINESS 24/7.

Santai Airlie Beach residential resort will provide the Whitsunday’s booming conference market with its first four and a half star quality conference destination in Airlie Beach.

With 5 island and 4 Whitsunday coast resorts with

Its contemporary Balinese inspired architecture and tropical gardens will feature views to the Coral Sea and enjoy close proximity to Airlie Beach’s town centre.

conference facilities, the Whitsundays can cater for groups of 10 to 1,000. Whether it is activity based, all inclusive, island atmosphere, food and wine focused or pure luxury,

Accommodation

there is a resort to suit every event.

Located on Waterson Way, just 50 metres from the Airlie Beach café/ restaurant precinct, Santai Airlie Beach will bring a unique resort experience to the growing seaside village. The 210 apartment resort will offer a range of one, two and three bedroom floor plans with views to the Coral Sea or over two hectares of tropical gardens and pool.

ACHIEVE.

Conference

INSPIRE.

The Convention Centre will feature three large meetings rooms, ideal for syndicate conference requirements,

breakout space or combined to create a larger facility. The resort experience will also feature an International Day Spa & Wellness Centre, state-of-the-art gymnasium, Kids Club with crèche & toddlers pool, gourmet restaurants and bars including a swim-up bar.

Audio Visual State-of-the-art audio visual equipment will be installed to ensure technology is a hallmark of the Santai Airlie Beach event experience.

MOTIVATE.

24/7

Accommodation Rooms

210*

Conference Meeting Rooms

3*

Largest Room Capacity (Theatre Style)

400*

Largest Room Capacity (Banquet)

200*

Opening 2009. *Subject to change

OPEN FOR BUSINESS 24/7.

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HAMILTON ISLAND

ONE WITH ENDLESS CHOICE.

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Access

Conference

The Great Barrier Reef Airport located on Hamilton Island services direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Cairns. No further transfers required you can start conferencing or playing straight away!

A custom built convention centre catering for 1,000 people incorporating an auditorium, six meeting rooms, and secretariat space with an additional four meeting rooms on the island.

Accommodation

Unique Dining

Hamilton Island boasts seven styles of accommodation from qualia, the luxurious new resort, to 3-5 star hotel style to self catering apartments and villas.

Themed dinner packages ready to enjoy from Marina Village Street Parades, Watersedge Extravaganzas under a beachside marquee, BBQ’s on the beach, around resort pools,

OPEN FOR BUSINESS 24/7.

Hamilton Island is the largest inhabited island in the Whitsundays region. It is the only island that offers a choice of hotels including the new luxury resort qualia, apartments and self catering villas to suit all tastes and budgets, as well as an endless array of leisure based and teambuilding activities. dinners on floating pontoons and even airport runways.

Village Atmosphere Featuring 20 specialty stores and clothing boutiques, a lively marina, 10 cosmopolitan restaurants, 6 bars including a nightclub and six swimming pools.

Accommodation Rooms

910

Conference Meeting Rooms

11

Largest Room Capacity (Theatre Style)

1000

Largest Room Capacity (Banquet)

800

Activities

Audio Visual

On island options include Beach Sports, Go-Kart Racing, Mini Golf, Target Sports and an Aqua Golf Driving Range just to name a few. “Konference Kids” an exclusive program specially developed for children of conference delegates.

AV Partners, who have over 8 years experience on Hamilton Island are based in the Conference Centre to assist with all theming and technical requirements.

CHANGE ROOMS

V.I.P. BOX STAGE

FOYER

PORTE COCHERE

MEZZANINE LEVEL

V.I.P. BOX VEHICLE DOORS

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BLUE HORIZON RESORT Blue Horizon Resort provides an ideal venue for small to medium sized meetings and conferences, with an intimate purpose built conference room overlooking the resort waterfall and the Coral Sea. This boutique style facility offers a personal approach to meeting in the Whitsundays and our conference team will assist you in coordinating your day and program.

Facilities Meet in the Waterfall room catering for up to 65 delegate’s theatre style. A range of room and seating configurations are available with stylish décor and an emphasis on detail. The waterfall room is purpose built with state of the art built-in audio visual equipment, natural lighting and air-conditioning. Combined with the flexibility of additional break out rooms, the facility can take you from Board meeting to theatre style conference to

cocktails by the pool. Catering can also be arranged by the conference staff.

Accommodation Spacious Balinese inspired 4.5 star apartments offer a private getaway after a long day in the boardroom. Floor to ceiling doors open to wide balconies to take advantage of the glorious sea breeze and stunning water views. There is a choice of one, two and three bedroom fully self contained apartments as well as opulent penthouse suites.

Accommodation Rooms

54

Conference Meeting Rooms

3

Largest Room Capacity (Theatre Style)

65

Access Transfers can be arranged for all delegates by stretch limousine, town car or shuttle. Only a 30 min drive from Whitsunday Coast Airport, Proserpine and a 60 min ferry from Great Barrier Reef Airport, Hamilton Island.

CRUISE WHITSUNDAYS commence on the journey to the Great Barrier Reef on board “Seaflight”, a spacious and well equipped vessel. Once at the Great Barrier Reef, enjoy the space of the pontoon with two decks, one undercover and one sundeck.

Dining For a conference or incentive venue with a difference, experience the modern and innovative Cruise Whitsundays pontoon, located at pristine Knuckle Reef lagoon on the Great Barrier Reef. Where else can you meet in this most amazing and scenic environment?

Access Travel on board the luxurious 37m wavepiercer catamaran, “Seaflight”, fitted with motion stabilizers for the ultimate in comfort.

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CLUB MED LINDEMAN ISLAND

Activities Utilise the pontoon on an exclusive basis with a range of activities suited to everyone. Experience the wonders of snorkelling or diving or for something special, experience a “Calm Experience” massage or take a scenic helicopter flight over Heart Reef.

Conference A meeting with a difference. Conferencing and team building activities can

OPEN FOR BUSINESS 24/7.

Enjoy a sumptuous buffet lunch overlooking the Great Barrier Reef and morning and afternoon tea on the return journeys. Menus are offered or tailor your own to suit specific tastes and requirements.

Conference Meeting Rooms 2 levels at pontoon and“Seaflight” wavepiercer catamaran Largest Capacity (pontoon)

330

Largest Capacity (vessel)

330

Access

Totally All Inclusive

Club Med Lindeman Island is situated south-east of Hamilton Island in the Whitsunday Passage, an easy half hour transfer by launch.

Experience Club Med’s new concept “All Inclusive Bar & Snacking” offering you unbeatable value for your next event. Experience greater value, freedom and convenience during the conference with the knowledge that everything has been budgeted for in the one package price.

Accommodation Set amongst more than 690 hectares of World Heritage National Parkland, this wonderful village features 215 rooms and is the ideal hideaway from the busy corporate world, offering a breathtaking backdrop for any event.

Conference Club Med Lindeman Island is the perfect destination for your next meeting, conference or incentive group. The combination of all inclusive packages, great team building activities and relaxed island atmosphere will have everyone talking about this event for years to come.

Unique Dining Experience a sunset cocktail hour on the 8th hole before tasting the local seafood and themed buffets of the main restaurant or the “a la carte” dining at the specialty restaurant. Afterwards, you might want to enjoy a night cap at any one of the 4 bars or nightclub.

Rent a Resort Renting an Island offers you the unique experience and freedom of renaming and transforming an entire Club Med resort to mark your special event. An all-inclusive, fully customised package covering accommodation, meeting facilities, all meals, leisure activities and entertainment will be created to meet your requirements.

When it comes to conferences and incentives, there is a comprehensive range of all-inclusive services on offer from worldwide resort group, Club Med. Lindeman Island is the only Club Med resort in Australia.

Accommodation Rooms

215

Conference Meeting Rooms

3

Largest Room Capacity (Theatre Style)

200

BAR

Activities Activities available include a 9 hole golf course boasting some of the most spectacular scenery, driving range, archery, walking tracks, sailing, windsurfing, tennis, kayaking or why not try your hand at flying high on the trapeze at the circus school.

OPEN FOR BUSINESS 24/7.

TERRACE PERGOLA

CONFERENCE ROOM

AV STORAGE

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CORAL SEA RESORT

Access Situated just 30 minutes from two domestic airports – Whitsunday Coast Airport, Proserpine and Great Barrier Reef Airport, Hamilton Island ensures ease of access for all delegates.

Services can cater for your every request - stunning sunset cruises, cocktail functions on the private jetty or poolside area, fine dining in the award winning Clipper Restaurant and Lounge Bar or a gala dinner in the Nautilus Room.

Accommodation

Absolute Oceanfront

Accommodation at Coral Sea Resort comprises of a range of hotel suites, superior apartments and luxury penthouses. The Coral Sea suites feature private spa baths and double hammocks located on the balconies that are positioned at high water mark.

Coral Sea Resort has brought a new sense of style, casual luxury and personal service that only comes from small intimate hotels, to Queensland’s wonderful Whitsundays.

Conference An ideal venue for groups and incentives, special events and conferences, the resort boasts flexible conference and break out facilities, state of the art audio visual equipment and an events team to ensure that “nothing is overlooked but the Coral Sea”.

Unique Dining Coral Sea Resort, winner of the 2007 Tourism Whitsunday Award for Tourism Restaurants & Catering

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Activities Many of the water based activities at Coral Sea Resort are available from the resort’s private jetty including jet skiing and ocean rafting. Other group activities available on the Whitsunday Coast include golf, tandem sky diving, quad biking, horse riding, diving, snorkeling, fishing, crocodile and rainforest tours.

Audio Visual The 220sqm Nautilus Room receives natural light through large, double glass doors overlooking the ocean and includes state of the art audio and visual equipment.

OPEN FOR BUSINESS 24/7.

Coral Sea Resort offers unique 280 degree absolute ocean front accommodation in a boutique style resort. Set on Paradise Point, just a 3 minute seaside walk to the cosmopolitan village of Airlie Beach - the gateway to the enchanting Whitsunday Islands.

FANTASEA ADVENTURE CRUISING

Access

Accommodation Rooms

78

MV Fantasea Ammari departs from Hamilton Island, Daydream Island Resort & Spa and Shute Harbour. Guests receive direct transfers to and from Hamilton Island airport to the vessel while guests from other Fantasea-serviced hotel resorts receive transfers aboard our highspeed catamarans. Car transfers can also be arranged from Whitsunday Coast Airport (Proserpine) to Shute Harbour.

Conference Meeting Rooms

3

Accommodation

Largest Room Capacity (Theatre Style)

200

Largest Room Capacity (Banquet)

150

COVERED TERRACE

The MV Fantasea Ammari caters for up to 64 passengers in 32 cabins overnight or a day survey for up to 160 guests.

contains a bar and stage. Seating styles can be adapted to either theatre or cabaret style and the restaurant can also be adapted to a number of different seating configurations.

Unique Dining

MV Fantasea Ammari offers corporate passengers day or overnight cruises around the World Heritage Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and a selection of Whitsunday islands.

With your own floating hotel, guests are able to enjoy lunch on the sun deck, dinner under the stars or even a lunch on one of the magnificent Whitsunday beaches. What about cocktail hour on the Great Barrier Reef! Our Executive Chefs will make this a dining experience to remember!

Cruising With A Difference

Conference

The luxury MV Ammari will take your guests through the must see destinations of the Great Barrier Reef and spectacular Whitsunday Islands.

Perfect as a venue for private corporate functions and incentive trips, the MV Fantasea Ammari contains a conference/lounge bar area, three decks with a variety of indoor and outdoor meeting venues and a range of interesting on and offboard activities. When converted for conferences, the lounge bar area seats up to 60 people and contains a large flat-screen TV and an excellent onboard sound system with microphone for guest speakers. The area also

The cruise ship’s facilities include three cabin decks, restaurant, sun-deck lounges, bars, fitness area, library, salon and beauty spa and swimming pool. The spacious 32 double and twin luxury cabins are fully carpeted with en-suite facilities, wardrobe, safety box, satellite TV and fridge. Many of the onboard exercise, sport and relaxation activities are included in the price as are some shore-based activities including unlimited use of snorkelling equipment and kayaks.

OPEN FOR BUSINESS 24/7.

Accommodation Rooms

32

Conference Meeting Rooms

2

Largest Vessel Capacity (day/night charter)

160

Largest Vessel Capacity (overnight charter)

64

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HAYMAN

5 STAR SERVICE.

Conference

Hayman luxury launches connect daily with scheduled commercial flights into Great Barrier Reef Airport. The 55-minute scenic cruise commences with a glass of sparkling wine and refreshments whilst room check-in takes place. Private group launch charters and helicopter and seaplane transfers are also available. 

Four meeting rooms comfortably accommodate small meetings to a private island event of over 400 delegates. The largest room can be set for up to 300 theatre style. Various breakout options are available including outdoor settings or boat charters.

Accommodation 212 rooms, suites, penthouses and a villa are beautifully appointed with natural tones in a contemporary manner and have pool, beach, ocean, lagoon or garden views from their balconies or terraces.

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OPEN FOR BUSINESS 24/7.

Unique Dining Four restaurants present contemporary Australian, Italian, Asian and modern European cuisine. Another 30 amazing options include The Chef’s Table, dinner by the Hayman Pool, a deserted beach surrounded by lapping waters, a beach party and

Hayman is the closest island to the Outer Great Barrier Reef.  

an enchanted dinner in a rainforest clearing.

Ultimate luxury One of Australia’s finest resorts and a member of The Leading Hotels of the World, Hayman is a private island, presenting a unique resort and Great Barrier Reef experience whilst providing your delegates with a rewarding and aspirational destination.

Activities Over 50 group and individual options offer exciting Great Barrier Reef adventures, watersports, plus land activities including team building

challenges and relaxing options such as yoga and Pilates, wine appreciation with cooking classes or pampering treatments at Spa Chakra Hayman. A program can be tailored to be as active or relaxed as required. The Kids Club can also provide a special program for families.

Accommodation Rooms

212

Conference Meeting Rooms

4

Largest Room Capacity (Theatre Style)

300

Largest Room Capacity (Banquet)

280

LOWER SECTION

UPPER SECTION

Audio Visual An audio visual and theming specialist is based on Hayman to provide all meeting and event requirements including equipment, theming and lighting. Entertainment, photography, fireworks and videography are also all available.

STAGE

3 BREAKOUT ROOMS

2 1

DANCE FLOOR

Access

Whitsundays and is surrounded by beautiful local fringing coral reefs.

DIVIDING WALL

Heaven

Award-winning Hayman is the most northerly island in the

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LAGUNA WHITSUNDAYS

BEFORE YOU PACK.

Turtle Point Golf Course was rated the number one public access golf course in Australia.

Indulge yourself and visit this idyllic wonderland of beauty and nature whether it is for business or pleasure. The resort is an ideal location for a Corporate Golf Tournament, Conference or just as a holiday to unwind.

the Whitsunday Coast (Proserpine) airport where both Virgin Blue and Jetstar fly in daily, all guests are then transferred complimentary from the airport by airconditioned mini-van to their arrival at the resort.

Access.

Activities

Laguna Whitsundays Resort is located Laguna Whitsundays unquestionably on the beautiful Whitsunday coast, possesses one of Australia’s greatest set amongst 1,800 hectares of natural golfing treasures, Turtle Point. The 18 bushland with easy access to the hole golf course has been declared one of attractions of the Whitsundays and Great Australia’s most significant modern golf DDI_TWe-planner ad is 08/09:Layout 1 18/12/07 Page 1 Barrier Reef. The resort 15 minutes from courses, in9:44 2005AM Laguna Whitsundays,

The resort’s a la carte restaurant is also ideally located poolside and all of the resorts accommodation of one and two bedroom condominiums are nestled alongside the championship golf course, a golfer’s paradise.

Accommodation Rooms

50

Conference Meeting Rooms

3

Largest Room Capacity (Theatre Style)

150

Largest Room Capacity (Banquet)

150

Communications and IT

Lose stress... not delegates

... think Daydream

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Internet, email, telephone and postal services are readily available throughout the region. To call Australia from overseas the access code is ‘61’ and the Whitsundays area code is ‘7’.

Currency The currency is the Australian Dollar. Currency changing facilities are available throughout the Whitsundays.

Electricity

Nestled in the heart of the Whitsundays, Daydream Island Resort and Spa is the perfect place from which to explore the glorious tropical islands and Great Barrier Reef. Mix business with pleasure and choose from one of our five hi-tech conference rooms and a range of partner programs, team building activities, workshops, dining options and special events. Combine this with the world class Daydream Rejuvenation Spa and you have the perfect venue for your next event! Activities and team building options are endless! Contact Ella Jones, Conference Sales Manager

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services. Travellers may be eligible for a GST refund on departure through Customs. www.customs.gov.au

Passport & Visa Requirements All visitors to Australia, except New Zealand citizens, require a valid passport and an Australian visa or Electronic Travel Authority (ETA). The Immigration Department’s website offers an Event Coordinators Network to help event managers. View Immigration website. www.immi.gov. au

Australian electricity is 240V and uses a three pin outlet. All 110V appliances require a converter. Most hotels and resorts provide 110V universal outlets and adaptors.

Time Zones

Goods and Services Tax (GST)

Tips and Gratuities

Australia has a Federal Goods and Services Tax (GST) on all goods and

What to Pack Whilst we want you to enjoy our climate, we recommend hats and waterproof sunscreen to be worn all year round. In keeping with the relaxed lifestyle, we suggest delegates wear light casual clothes suitable for a tropical climate. A light jacket is advisable for the evenings in the cooler months. Many activities also require swimwear.

Australian Eastern Standard Time is GMT plus 10 hours. Daylight saving is not observed in Queensland.

Tips and Gratuities are not mandatory in Australia, however recognition of exemplary service is always welcome.

07 3252 2700 email meetings@daydream.net.au web www.daydreamisland.com

OPEN FOR BUSINESS 24/7.

BEFORE YOU PACK.

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The Event Planner is the ultimate guide to holding your business event in the Whitsundays. A comprehensive regional publication highlighting the great range of accommodation, activities and diverse experiences available in the Whitsundays. However it is only a sample of what we have on offer.

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Why not take advantage of our local knowledge and expertise. We welcome the opportunity to discuss further with you your individual event requirements and provide specific information on any of our resorts, products and services to ensure your event is a success.

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particularly where delegates make their own air travel arrangements.

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Contact our Group Travel Consultants who can assist you with our flexible group conditions or setting up Event Online for your event. For more information on Event Online go to www.jetstar.com/eventonline.

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