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Jan 3, 2006 - Cid Harbour/ Airlie Beach

We dropped anchor this morning off this glorious marina/harbour. The sky is clear light blue, the sea a dark green with the white sails and masts of the sail boats in the bay! Absolutely picture perfect. The ship is too big of course to dock, so we were transported by tender and catamarans from shore. We were taken by bus to the tiny town which obviously caters to the young backpackers as there were many cheap motels and hostels along the main drive. Also as a testiment to the hazards of playing in their waters, many signs along the way for...

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Nov 28, 2005 - Airlie Beach

Arrived at Airlie Beach late at night after a 5 hour bus journey to Proserpine and then a shuttle here. Checked in to a massive uni halls of residence like GH with a bint at the reception. I booked 2 dorm beds for James and I but she said there was only 1 bed booked so we had to go for the expensive double for the night which really annoyed me. Had to pay $5 first night linen fee too! Complete joke. Then, to stay in the $14 dorm rooms, you have tos tay a minimum of 2 night aswell! Anyway, Conor and the others booked themselves into a deluxe...

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Nov 28, 2005 - 1770/Agnus Water to Airlie Beach

Well The Town of 1770/Agnus Water turned out to be a really nice cool place. As I said before it was really small but beacuse of that it was a lot more friendly and intimate. The hostel was awesome, one of the best I have been to yet. Because the town is so small there is no bars or anything so a couple times a week they have house parties and beach parties and the hostel drives you to them and even picks you up! We went to one of the beach ones while I was there. They also have great deals on surfing, kayaking, scooter tours among much...

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Nov 8, 2005 - Harvey Bay to Airlie Beach

Up early again for another long drive. Arrived at Airlie beach (and our scanky but bargainous accommodation) around 6pm. Went to "Moroccos" for dinner (not as posh as it sounds) and a few drinks then got our stuff ready for Whitsundays sailing tomorrow (hooray!) (only allowed to take a small bag).

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Nov 4, 2005 - Airlie Beach & The Whitsundays

Airlie Beach is a party town and our time here consisted of drinking, sleeping and lazing around the pool. The accommodation here was probably the best I have experienced so far in Oz, fantastic staff and a brilliant atmosphere. It was difficult to leave! As recommended by Lauren, we took a three day cruise to see some of the Whitsunday Islands. This has definitely been one of the highlights of my trip so far. There were so many different types of boats offering trips it was difficult to decide which one to opt for. In the end we followed...

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Oct 23, 2005 - Airlie Beach

Hey guys, the bus journey from Rainbow beach to Airlie beach was even worst than expected!! The trip was supposed to be 15 hours but it took over 17 hours to get there coz the gear box on our bus broke down at 2AM and it took for ever for the mechanics to get there and fix it! Anyway I am now in Airlie beach and the weather is much better (except for yesterday evening when we had a big thunder storm). There is not much to do around here during the day so I spend most of my time lying down by the lagoon. There are loads of jelly fish around...

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Oct 22, 2005 - Airlie Beach

Arrived in Airlie beach, during another tropical storm that put our idea of camping again out of the window. Booked into a place called Koala's - room was like a crappy motel but under the weather circumstances we were happy just to get somewhere dry. Took a trip into Airlie beach once storm had finished to find a boozy strip of bars full of blokes getting drunk all day - looked just like Magaruff. But it is the main gateway to see the Whitsunday Islands, which is why most people come. We managed to get a cracking deal on a old tall ship by...

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Oct 1, 2005 - Airlie Beach

We arrived in Airlie beach yesterday. Our accomodation here was free with our Whitsunday trip and it's really nice. It's kinda like a 2 bedroom flat or apartment with bunks, there is a pool and our balcony over-looks the bay. There are two english lads, two Irish girls and a Korean couple sharing our apartment. Airlie beach is nice, very resorty. It has a nice man made pool/beach area because the beach here is too muddy for swimming. We leave on our sailing trip today and we get back on monday.

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Sep 28, 2005 - Airlie Beach

After another long journey, we arrived in Airlie Beach at 9am, by 12 we were on a sailing boat, for a 3 day sail around the whitsunday islands!! This is the life!!! During this trip we got the chance to go snorkelling on the great barrier reef, and sample some of the most beatiful beaches and sunsets we had ever seen!!!! Yet another taste of paradise! The boat was surprisingly very comfortable with a fantasic crew, and cook!!! Our cabin was compact and the rocking motion was very soothing!! When we arrived back on land we were still...

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Jul 12, 2005 - Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays Sailing

This is so far as far as I have gotten. We were here back around July 15th or so. The Whitsundays werereally nice, there was one of the nicest beaches in the world there (Whitehaven) and the boat was really cool. It was a bit small, but who is complaining when u have all of the good food on it and the good crew. The group we were with was pretty small: Jen and I, Rita-Marie and Jason (Irish couple), Miranda and Paul, Anna and Christov, Alex and Lindsay, and Tanya. It was a great relaxing time on the boat. No one got really sea sick so thats...

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Jul 10, 2005 - Magnetic Island

A day trip to Magnetic Island from Townsville just wasn't enough time - we could have spent a week here. It was such a beautiful place and the good weather certainly put a smile on our faces. It was good to be back in shorts and T-shirts! There are loads of picturesque beaches on this relatively small island and it wasn't difficult to find our own secluded stretch of paradise. Coastal walks along forested tracks took us from bay to bay, admiring the views and looking for wild koalas (no confirmed sightings). Being the winter there are no...

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Jul 9, 2005 - Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays

I've just got back from sailing in the Whitsundays where I lived aboard a boat for 3 days and 2 nights. It was absolutely stunning and at night the stars were amazing - you could see the Milky Way and the Southern Cross and I even saw a shooting star. Probably the best bit was snorkelling on the great barrier reef which was incredible. There are literally thousands of fish all swimming around you with such vivid colours you've never seen on land...unfortunately no underwater camera.

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