Daydream Island

Whitsundays: Daydream Island

If three bronze mermaids perched just off shore start to move, chances are you’ve had a little too much to drink.

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Hiring a yacht is one way to see a different island every day. If one deserted bay doesn't cut it, move to the next.

Whitsundays: Queensland Yacht Charters

Take the wheel, hit the throttle and explore the 74 islands of the Whitsundays – all in the comfort of your own yacht.

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Peppers Airlie Beach is just outside the main shopping area and its pool has one of the best views in town.

Whitsundays: Peppers Airlie Beach

It’s probably got something to do with the weather, but time seems to go a little slower in the tropics. So, when in Rome, roam as the locals do.

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Just Great: the Reef still amazes.

Coral society

The world's largest coral reef is being reinvigorated, writes Sheriden Rhodes, with a range of new and upgraded multimillion-dollar resorts and hotels.

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All together now ...

The family holiday was never simple, but back when you packed up the station wagon and headed up or down the coast for the annual trip, it was a lot less complicated.

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