heart of the Great Barrier Reef and Australia’s most
desirable holiday destination. With 70% of the region
protected National & Marine Park, this is a truly unique
destination. The Whitsundays has become one of the
world’s most desirable destinations with its 74 idyllic
islands surrounded by the magical Great Barrier Reef.
More than 650,000 tourists flock to the region each
year, which supports a vibrant business sector.
Increasingly, people from all over the world are seeking
to make their home here – lured by the charms of a
tropical lifestyle. The Whitsunday Shire is located in
tropical North Queensland, about 1,100 km north of
Brisbane or 620km south of Cairns. The Shire encompasses
the rural town of Proserpine, the coastal settlements of
Cannonvale, Airlie Beach and Shute Harbour and the 74
magnificent resorts and national park Whitsunday