Queensland is set to be rewarded for the hard work that residents have put in over the last few trying weeks.
Whilst the fight against COVID-19 continues, and as a country we should remain diligent in our efforts regarding social distancing, there are silver linings on the horizon for those of us here in the Whitsundays and at Coral Sea Marina Resort.
Queensland premier, Annastacia Palaszczuk, recently announced the lifting of certain restrictions from next weekend thanks to the growing evidence that Australia is flattening the curve. From Saturday 2nd May, Queenslanders are welcome to go for a short drive, have a picnic, and shop for certain non-essential items. In addition, and what possibly excites us most here at CSMR, is the opening of our waterways and national parks for recreation. Recreational boating will be permitted in Queensland just in time for the long weekend and our beautiful national parks will be open for exploration.
Whilst as a community we have been in ‘hibernation’, the natural wonders of the Whitsundays have continued to thrive. This is a chance for locals to take in our surroundings and truly appreciate the beauty of our backyard.
We expect to see many smiling faces on the docks and at the boat ramp this weekend and we encourage all to reward yourselves with a day out on the water, a walk along one of our national park trails, or enjoy a picnic on a beach or park. We request that you all continue to comply with social distancing regulations and only venture out with members of your household or one close friend.
Whilst we still have a way to go on the journey back to normality, we want to take some time to soak up this positive news and keep connected with you all. We look forward to welcoming locals back to the marina and are counting down the days until we can welcome our valued guests from further afield. We’ve put together a few helpful recommendations below to help get you inspired for the happier times ahead.
As always, the marina remains fully operational and should you require anything please do not hesitate to contact us.
We continue to navigate these unchartered waters alongside you and are keeping a weather eye on the brighter horizon ahead.
Back in business!
From Saturday 2nd May, certain businesses will be able to commence operation in some capacity, so that you can get back out on the water…
AIRLIE BOAT HIRE
Don’t have your own boat? No worries! Get ready to make some waves with Airlie Boat Hire….
M: 0419 143 049
WHITSUNDAY JETSKI TOURS
Searching for a thrill? Hop on a jetski and blast into paradise with Whitsunday Jetski Tours…
M: 0459 538 754
STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING & KAYAKING
Hire a paddle board or kayak from AQUADIVE in the north marina village and head out to cruise the waters…
Ph: 07 4946 4074
What’s your picnic plan?…
Sit back, relax and watch the boats go bobbing by – Here’s a few of our favourite picnic spots…
AIRLIE BEACH FORESHORE
Sweet and simple. Laze out under the palm trees or grab yourself a picnic bench and soak up those views!
Kick your shoes off and step on the sand whilst enjoying the views of the marina.
Stroll through the gardens, find a shady spot and stretch out on the grass.
CEDAR CREEK FALLS
Take a short drive to see if the falls are flowing. Enjoy a dip in the fresh water and relax in the serenity.
Come and visit us right here in brand new community parkland area in the south marina village!
Don’t stress about organising your own picnic – Treat yourself and get one delivered…
PEACH AND PEAR CATERING
Ph: 07 4946 1843
AQUAVA BOUTIQUE CATERING
M: 0447 990 742
SORRENTO RESTAURANT & BAR
Ph: 07 4946 7454
Tracing the trails…
Our national parks are open and waiting for you to visit! Here are a few of our favourite walking trails showcasing the best of the Whitsundays….
For the best island views from the mainland coast, hike the Mt Rooper trail overlooking Shute Harbour!
A perfect hike for all the family! A moderate walk with a great beach to enjoy at the end.
Not for the faint hearted – but the views are worth the climb!
HEADING OUT TO THE ISLANDS?
There are so many great walking trails on the islands, it is hard to list them all!
Favourites include the South Molle trail (to the Spion Kop lookout), the new south Whitehaven Beach lookout, and climbing the Cairn!
Try the brand new walking tracks on Haslewood Island or Border Island!
Keep a look out for the swarms of butterflies, which fill our national parks at this time of year!
Read all about your options HERE!
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