The Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef: A slice of heaven that will be tough to top! August 3rd 2008 Arriving in Airlie beach at 5.30am after 22 hours on the train, it was still dark and the only thing open in the town was a 24hr Mcdonalds! As we watched the sky brighten as the sun came up behind a nearby hill we got our first glimpse of what was to be the base for our most exciting and prefect adventure yet: Sailing the Whitsundays and diving on the Outer Great Barrier Reef.
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Oceania » Australia » Queensland » Airlie Beach Aboriginal settlers arrived on the continent from Southeast Asia about 40,000 years before the first Europeans began exploration in the 17th century. No formal territorial claims were made until 1770, when Capt. James COOK took possession in the name... ... read more