With his crew well briefed and the champagne chilled, Robert Upe heads to a 'secret' Whitsundays anchorage.
Andrew Bain discovers nature trails, huge tides and a tiny community on resort-free Keswick Island.
Australian families can't get enough of Queensland, writes Kristie Lau.
What would be the best-value destination for a week-long break at Easter?
Sheriden Rhodes soaks in the solitude at an exclusive Whitsundays resort.
A large, modern mining town.
Located 191 km west of Mackay, 208 km north-east of Emerald, 1117 km from Brisbane via Emerald and 225 m above sea-level, Moranbah is a thriving, single purpose mining town with a population of nearly 8000 people.
Mirani (including Marian, Finch Hatton and Eungella)
Sleepy rural town surrounded by fields of sugar cane.
Although Mirani is a small and rather inconsequential sugar town it lies at the heart of the beautiful Pioneer Valley which is described, with some justification, as the 'Showcase of North Queensland'.
Whitsunday (including Cannonvale and the Whitsunday Islands)
Collection of popular and beautiful islands in the Great Barrier Reef.
Today the words Whitsunday and Whitsunday Islands encompass the large 'town' of Whitsunday (which includes the mainland settlements of Airlie Beach, Cannonvale and Shute Harbour) and the Whitsunday Islands which include 74 islands off the Central Queensland coast of which the most important are Daydream Island, Dent Island, Hamilton Island, Hayman Island, Hook Island, Lindeman Island, Long Island, and South Molle.
Home to some of Australia's most beautiful islands and whitest beaches, the Whitsundays are a haven for lovers of sun, sailing and sand.