Funnel Bay News
Debbie failed to dent Whitsunday tourism growth
7 DECEMBER 2017: THE Whitsundays defied the odds to record another increase in visitor numbers and expenditure last financial year, despite the final quarter being marred by Cyclone Debbie.
Funnel Bay Whitsundays first structure wins award
17 NOVEMBER 2017: THE Whitsundays’ newest suburb got off to an award-winning start with the very first structure winning the Housing Institute of Australia (HIA) Outdoor Project Award for the Mackay and Central Queensland region.
Record high for visitor expenditure
12 April 2017: Visitors from overseas spent a record $214.9 million in the Whitsundays in the year ending March 31, 2017. The expenditure figure is up 6.8 per cent on the same period last year and is welcome news for the region, which is one of the most tourism-dependent regions in Australia.
Resources industry a gold mine for Whitsundays
1 MARCH 2017: A RENEWED surge in the Central and North Queensland resources sector is setting up the Whitsundays for a tourism and construction boom. Mines coming out of mothballs and construction of new mines has reignited a jobs boom in the region.
First luxury beachfront homes get under way
18 FEBRUARY 2017: With sales and construction of Stage 1 at Funnel Bay well advanced, the first homes will soon take shape with construction getting under way on two beachfront properties. With construction costs in excess of $2m and $3m, the homes fronting onto the beach at Funnel Bay reflect the value of beachfront estate.Read More
Development fast-tracked on back of sales & construction
12 FEBRUARY 2017: WITH a booming economy and both sales and construction of Stage 1A at Funnel Bay exceeding the developers’ expectations, the development has now moved on to both Stages 1B and Stage 2. Development Manager and Sales Agent, Christie Leet, said all the key drivers of a rising property market were now in place, creating an urgency for accommodation and housing to meet looming demand. “The Whitsundays needs to be ready to cater to a booming tourism market that is ramping up even further, as well as the thousands of families getting jobs in the resurgent resource industry and looking for a home base and place to spend their days off,” he said.Read More
Airlie Beach property back in overdrive
8 FEBRUARY 2017: AIRLIE Beach property is back in overdrive on the back of a growing regional economy, driven by booming tourism numbers and a number of key projects. The Whitsundays is once again poised to be a lucrative opportunity for property investors. PRDnationwide Whitsunday Principal, Christie Leet, said all the key drivers of a rising market for Airlie Beach property were now in place.Read More
Why invest in the Whitsundays
The lifestyle benefits of the Whitsundays, represented by the Great Barrier Reef, the islands, beautiful beaches (including one of the world’s best), and natural environment, are well documented and have helped the region become the number one Great Barrier Reef destination.
But the underlying strength of tourism and the local economy, combined with the timing of the market, is what makes the Whitsunday region a hotspot for property investment.
Two-year beachfront estate search ends at Funnel Bay
After searching for the best family beachfront estate on the east coast of Australia (from Port Douglas to south of Wollongong) for two years, Funnel Bay was the one that ticked all the boxes for one buyer at The Beaches. The purchaser of two allotments the Funnel Bay Estate emphasised the importance of the natural surroundings as a key factor in his buying decision. But it also ticked the other important criteria.Read More
Nature calls for botanic focus
A strong positive response to the natural surroundings of Funnel Bay has prompted modifications to the development design and greater investment in gardens and landscaping. After listening to feedback from potential buyers, mostly from capital cities, the developers recognised that the natural environment locals took for granted was a much bigger attraction than anticipated.Read More
Flights add 25% capacity to Whitsundays
Tiger Air recently announced new weekly return flight to the Whitsundays from Brisbane, Sydney, and Melbourne. The increased flights will add another 110,000 seats into the local tourism market.Read More
$100m airport opens up world of possibility
The Great Wall of China could be closer than you think, with the first international charter flight from that part of the world expected to land at the Whitsunday Coast Airport in time for the Chinese New Year in 2016.Read More
Chinese investors are waiting in the wings
Chinese billionaire Raymond Wang has never made any secret of his desire to see the Whitsunday Coast Airport become an international hub.Read More
Superyacht sails into Airlie Beach
The largest superyacht catamaran in the world pulled into Airlie Beach on Monday afternoon, as a final stop on its three week trip along the Australian coast.Read More
To boldly go where no Voyager has gone before now
Voyager of the Seas tackled a new frontier at the weekend – Airlie Beach. On Sunday, cruise ship ambassadors welcomed crew and passengers from the Voyager, the largest cruise ship to ever visit the region.Read More
Tiger’s Sydney flights purr
It wasn’t that long ago that people in the Whitsunday community were desperately clamouring for a Sydney flight. On April 1, 2014, budget carrier Tigerair took the “leap of faith” and established three, weekly direct services between Sydney and the Whitsunday Coast.Read More