Region Profile

Region Profile

Whitsundays

A tropical gateway to '74 island wonders', the Whitsunday region has long been a tourism hot-spot but it has become Queensland’s fastest growing destination for international visitors.

 

They come for the coastal hub of Airlie Beach, or to hop the archipelago’s eight developed islands including the iconic Hayman, Hamilton and Daydream. Not to mention sailing, beaches, snorkelling and the biggest tourist attraction of them all, the Great Barrier Reef.

 

The Whitsundays economy is the most dependent on the tourist dollar of all places in Queensland. That may be how a region of just 35,000 residents generates $700 million from tourism; a figure that continues to grow.

 

The region has about 35 large (over 15-room) accommodation operators. Occupancy rates are up to 65 percent from 50 percent just a few years ago.

Plenty of lower-end operators are not in those estimates. Backpacker hostels, camping joints and others attract 100,000 visitors a year, according to federal government estimates.

 

The Whitsundays has in all more than 500 tourism businesses: 90 percent of them remain small businesses, or have fewer than 20 employees, Austrade says.

The Whitsundays draws 450,000 domestic overnight visitors and another 250,000 from overseas.

 

Growth in domestic visitors is a modest four percent. But the increase in international visitors last year led Queensland at an astonishing near-20 percent.

This has made the slump that followed the Global Financial Crisis a mere memory and developed its already extensive transport links to Brisbane.

Tourism bodies are banking on a growth strategy of more premium accommodation options, especially around the regional hub of Airlie Beach. 

Current listings for Whitsundays

Positioned in a highly-sought after area | Resort Brokers ID : MR005725
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AIRLIE BEACH
Positioned in a highly-sought after area |...

$1,250,000
Net Income: $208,610
Managers Estate: $500,000 3 Bed 1 Bath
Letting Pool: 30
Remuneration: $97,728

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Luxury Holiday Apartments in Airlie Beach with a $344k net | Resort Brokers ID : MR005767
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AIRLIE BEACH
Luxury Holiday Apartments in Airlie Beach...

$2,153,500
Net Income: $343,834
Managers Estate: $610,000 2 Bed 2 Bath
Letting Pool: 17
Remuneration: $54,346

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All the essential elements required for business success and lifestyle enjoyment | Resort Brokers ID : MR005882
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AIRLIE BEACH
All the essential elements required for...

$1,926,700
Net Income: $353,000
Managers Estate: $550,000 2 Bed 2 Bath
Letting Pool: 46
Remuneration: $98,000

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Profitable business in paradise | Resort Brokers ID : MR005922
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AIRLIE BEACH
Profitable business in paradise | Resort...

$2,150,000
Net Income: $388,966
Managers Estate: $395,000 2 Bed 2 Bath
Letting Pool: 20
Remuneration: $56,815

ResortBrokers
Popular Beachfront Freehold Hotel and Units (Whitsundays) - BG
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WHITSUNDAYS
Popular Beachfront Freehold Hotel and Units...

$3,000,000
Net Income: -
Managers Estate: - - Bed - Bath
Letting Pool: -
Remuneration:

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AIRLIE BEACH
Business For Sale - Mixed Letting Manage...

$1,150,000
Net Income: $200,000
Managers Estate: $350,000 3 Bed 2 Bath
Letting Pool: 36
Remuneration: $80,000

MR Sales

WHITSUNDAYS
Mediterranean Villa Style Property

$1,231,600
Net Income: $198,000
Managers Estate: $400,000 3 Bed 2 Bath
Letting Pool: 36
Remuneration: $85,266

Calvin Bailey Management Rights

Suburbs in the Whitsundays region

  • Airlie Beach PC: 4802
  • Whitsundays PC: 4802