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Discover the Whitsundays without the cost or crowds

By Explore
Updated March 5 2021 - 10:43am, first published November 5 2020 - 10:21am

We faced a conundrum. How do we visit one of the most popular tourist destinations in Australia, while avoiding the crowds and on a tight budget? Last year 885,000 people chose to holiday in the Whitsundays, three-quarters of them from Australia. Tourism & Events Queensland report that The Whitsundays was the most affected region by Tropical Cyclone Debbie in March 2017, but 18 months later domestic overnight visitation has surpassed pre-cyclone levels and reached record highs.

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