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    There's a whole lot of Whitsunday Islands!

    There are 74 islands which make up the Whitsundays, but only 7 of them provide accommodation. Most transport for the Whitsunday Islands leaves from Airlie Beach.

    James

    National Parks

    The Sunshine Coast region has more national parks than any other region in Queensland. Great Sandy National Park even includes sections on Fraser Island.

    James

    "The quiet part of the Bay"

    The sleepy little seaside village of Soldiers Point is regarded by locals and regular Sydney visitors as the "quiet part of the Bay'...especially around Christmas/New Year & Easter holiday times..!

    Chris Hogan

    Meter Maids

    Meter Maids have been part of the Surfers Paradise culture since 1965 where they would feed coins into expired parking meters and are now a huge tourist attraction. The Meter maid girls are always friendly and always willing to take a photo.

    Liz

    Attractions

    Heart Reef

    Heart Reef, off the Whitsundays, is a stunning structure of coral that has naturally formed into the shape of a heart. Heart Reef is best experienced from the air by helicopter or seaplane, as visitors are unable to snorkel or dive there due it's protected status.

    This is a great gym only a short walk from the centre of town. It's open 24 hours and there's a wee cafe below. The staff are helpful but most important the gear is new.

    James

    The Big Pineapple Market is one of the biggest all weather markets on the Sunshine Coast. The market is best known for its huge variety of fresh and local produce.

    James

    Glass House Mountains

    The Glass House Mountains are 16 volcanic peaks that rise up dramatically from the coastal planes of eucalypts and pineapple plantations, They were named by James Cook in the early 1800s.

    James

    Big Kart Track is the largest commercial go kart track In Australia. They have 50 karts going on their 1.2 kilometre long race track. The karts go 60 kilometres per hour. They are open every day.

    James

    Places To Eat

    Beagles Pizza Restaurant

    Great pizzas with fresh ingredients at a good price. The service is quick despite how busy they are. They deliver free to your hotel which is always nice

    A nice little cafe set just off the main street surrounded by trees. It has live music on the weekends and a range of boutique ice-creams. It is well known for its steaks.

    James

    This restaurant has amazing views all the way out to the Whitsundays. The service is friendly and the atmosphere is relaxed. There is an 8 course option for a little over $40.

    James

    This is a nice Austrian bakery with good coffee, breads and cakes. It does a good value breakfast but only a limited menu. There is outside seating on a deck with good morning sun.

    James

    A funky cafe with the reputation of being the best in town. Really really good coffee and a menu better than most. The service is quick and there are a few seats street side.

    James

    Traveller Tips

    Public Transport

    If staying on the Gold Coast, purchasing a SEEQ card is a fantastic idea, especially for tourists. It is prepaid and can be purchased at 7-eleven stores, train stations, selected tourist information desks and newsagents.Also online at www.translink.com.au. The card entitles passengers to go on all trains, buses and the new tram within Gold Coast.

    Liz

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