- Turquoise waters… need we say more
- Casual and relaxed approach to life – everyday can be Sunday
- Small community with easy access to cities and regional capitals
- One of the only shielded seaways on the east coast of Australia full of marine life (including migrating whales, turtles, dugongs and tropical fish)
- The weather is warm and sunny, skies are blue (almost always)
The Whitsundays is located between Mackay and Townville on the central east coast of Queensland. It is accessed by car via the Bruce Highway, train via Proserpine and plane with direct flights from Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
Living in the Whitsundays is all about clean, simple, relaxed living in one of the worlds most naturally beautiful locations. Everything is close by and there is no need to rush. The whales and turtles don’t run to a timetable, nor do many of the locals. Living here is about simply enjoying life.
The Whitsunday region (LGA) encompasses a total land area of 23,862 square kilometres and a population of 35,500 permanent residents. It is expected that the region’s population is set to exceed the State’s annual growth rate, resulting in a resident population of 50,000 by 2036, and a visitor population of just under 5 million people each year.
Much of this growth is expected within the coastal communities between Shute Harbour and Cannon Valley including the suburbs of Airlie Beach and Cannonvale (among others). This section encompasses just 78 square kilometres and is currently home to approximately 10,400 permanent residents. The economy is diverse with coastal areas heavily driven by tourism and hospitality sectors, supported by the surrounding agriculture and mining industries. Despite being a world famous tourist destination, the Whitsundays is far from just a place to visit, it is a uniquely beautiful region, an enviable place to reside AND it is here that Whitsunday Green calls home.
Whitsunday Green sits on the edge of Cannonvale, an area of great interest as the urban sprawl fills in the previous divide between rural vs suburban living. Although Whitsunday Green is in fact located in Cannon Valley and therefore two suburbs from Airlie Beach the distance by road is only 7.3km (or a 9 minute drive). Along that drive there are two major shopping centres, two prestigious marinas, a coastal strip of restaurants and café’s joined by a scenic boardwalk, plenty of bars and of course all the usual postal, medical, retail and educational services one needs to live in paradise.
A short sail away are the island resorts of the Whitsundays. Don’t have a boat or want to go further? No problem! There are ferries and transfer services to Hamilton, Daydream, Long and Hayman Island resorts or a range options to take you to the Great Barrier Reef. There are also many professional operators ready and willing to take you fishing, jet skiing, snorkelling, whale watching, crocodile spotting (in the river) and much more.
But it’s not just the water that holds all the highlights with plenty of land-based entertainment and activities available. Whitsunday Green itself currently offers a Par 3 Golf Course (with tennis and bowls coming soon). Nearby is the ‘The Great Walk’ (national park hiking track) and the natural beauties of Cedar Creek Falls (waterfall and swimming hole) and Conway beach. In town, you’ll find a refreshing swimming lagoon, a range of shops to browse, marinas to explore and fantastic dining opportunities offering all cuisines.
If you enjoy the simple things in life like bushwalking, beaches, snorkelling, swimming, boating and of course socialising with friends and family just to name a few… this region truly is second to none.