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Suggestions on where to stay & what to do

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Suggestions on where to stay & what to do

Last year had family holiday in Fiji & loved it. This year I would love to do the same but closer to home. 2 Adults, 14 year old girl & 9 year old boy. Love snorkling, photography, relaxing & generally enjoying each others company. We live in Bundaberg so it would be a road trip but was wondering what everyone would suggest - where to stay, what are the do not miss activites? Limited budget but as not paying for airfares we might be able a bit of luxury.

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1. Re: Suggestions on where to stay & what to do

Hi,

IMHO you should stay much closer to Bundy and go to Lady Eliot or Lady Musgrave Islands, much better vis.

If you have to go to the Whitsundays I would suggest you do a bare boat yacht charter. I find Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Island accommodation undewhelming in the main.

Cheers,

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2. Re: Suggestions on where to stay & what to do

Hi!

We'd love to welcome you to the Whitsundays. You can stay on one of the islands, Daydream, Long, Hamilton all have more budget-friendly options, while Hayman is more of a luxury. You could stay in Airlie Beach, where you have an even greater choice of accommodation, and then spend more on excursions too. Trips to the reef, Whitehaven Beach, day visits to the islands (highly recommend doing the Living Reef on Daydream, which you can do by ferry, or as part of a jetski tour!). For a splurge, you could go on a seaplane to the reef and/or Whitehaven, which is a superb way to get some stunning aerial photos for the photography buffs in the family and an experience they're sure to remember forever.

There are so many things we could recommend, it's hard to know where to stop, so please let us know what takes your fancy.

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