Sun, sea and sand. The Whitsundays is the perfect place to decompress. This marvellous prize gives you a taste of what the Whitsundays has to offer with 3 nights at The Sebel Whitsundays on Airlie Beach and 2 nights at Daydream Island Resort.

The lucky winner will receive

Whitsunday Coast Airport

  • Return flights for two people from any destination that flies direct into Whitsunday Coast Airport (currently: Cairns, Sunshine Coast, Brisbane, Toowoomba, Newcastle, Sydney and Melbourne)

Daydream Island Resort

  • Two nights accommodation in an Ocean Terrace room
  • Daily breakfast for two in Graze restaurant
  • Ferry transfers for two

The Sebel Whitsundays

  • Three nights in a one bedroom spa suite
  • Late check out (12pm)
  • Return airport transfers to/from Whitsunday Coast Airport

Whitsunday Coast Airport (PPP) is the main aviation hub of the Whitsundays, offering direct flights from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Cairns, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba and Newcastle, with passengers being able to seamlessly connect through to Airlie Beach, Shute Harbour and the 74 Islands of the Whitsundays.

Whitsunday Coast Airport strives to provide a relaxing and memorable experience for all passengers arriving and departing with a heart reef aquarium the centre piece of the terminal. The aquarium is 35,000L and home to 30 species of fish plus resident Banded Moray Eel – Earle! Other features included relaxed free form seating and lounges, an augmented reality screen and onsite restaurant with locally sourced produce.

Whitsunday Coast Airport welcomes up to 49,000 passengers per month, recently landing a record in April 2023 for the highest daily, weekly and monthly passenger numbers. Our passenger services include short and long stay parking, transport and car rental, accessible facilities, food and beverage options and with the recent opening of the Freight Distribution Centre, furry friends can now holiday too!

Whitsunday Coast Airport proudly won Best Large Regional Airport at the Australian Airports Association Awards in November 2022.


daydream island resort & living reef

It is Time to Daydream

Daydream Island Resort is positioned within the heart of the Whitsundays. Catch a Cruise Whitsunday ferry from the Port of Airlie or Hamilton Island or, for those seeking a more stylish arrival, helicopter transfers can be organised with HeliReef Whitsunday.

Daydream Island Resort features 240 renovated and spacious guest rooms – with interconnecting rooms available for families – and suites.  Guests enjoy spectacular views of the tropical gardens, pool landscapes or crystal-clear blue waters that surround the island from their private balcony.

Experience firsthand the magic of the underwater world with our Living Reef – a 200 metre free form coral lagoon and underwater observatory – home to 100+ species of marine life including fish, rays, coral and invertebrates including starfish, sea cucumbers and crabs. Our team of qualified marine biologists offer a range of programs that provide a deeper level of understanding of our incredible reef system; whilst also participating in reef monitoring programs, coral restoration and research on sharks and rays.

For families with young children, Daydream Island’s Cockatoo Club is where it is all happening – offering a fun-filled, learning environment that encourages kids to get active, be creative and engage firsthand with our beautiful natural environment – whilst making heaps of new friends along the way. With a program of supervised events that changes daily, Cockatoo Club is open to children aged 4-12 years.

For guests wanting to take time to switch off, relax and rejuvenate their mind, body and soul during their island getaway – our Daydream Spa provides a sanctuary of peacefulness. With a selection of luxury facial treatments, body massage, hand and foot rituals available – featuring Brisbane based Waterlily products – an indulgent spa experience awaits.

Guests enjoy the choice of pools to laze away the day by or can head to Lovers Cove to swim and snorkel in the tranquil ocean waters.  Explore the Rainforest walks or get up close and personal with families of wallabies that live on the island. An extensive range of complimentary and paid activities, open air cinema, water sports and touring experiences are also available.

Foodies will not be disappointed with a selection of family-friendly dining options offering a range of cuisines and showcasing, wherever possible, locally sourced produce. Beginning the day at Graze for breakfast with views of the Living Reef, Inkstone is open for lunch and dinner, whilst Infinity offers spectacular evening views of the Whitsundays as you dine.  Three uniquely themed bars can be experienced, with Rum Bah popular for watching magical sunsets whilst sipping on cocktails.

An extensive selection of unique meetings and events spaces cater from six for an intimate  dinner set against the serene backdrop of the marine world – up to 300 for cocktails on the lawn overlooking Sunset Beach.

Daydream Island Resort is the only Whitsunday Island to be ecotourism certified. We respect the remarkable environment that we operate within, and our custodial role to maintain, protect and nurture its diverse ecosystem for the enjoyment of future generations.


the sebel whitsundays, airlie beach

Reopened June 2021 after a significant refurbishment, The Sebel Whitsundays Airlie Beach (formally at Blue Horizon Resort Apartments) creates the perfect setting for your Airlie Beach Whitsunday holiday. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway, family friendly accommodate or somewhere to mix work with pleasure, The Sebel Whitsundays Airlie Beach looks forward to welcoming you.

The resort’s modern, beachside inspired 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments and 3 or 4 bedroom luxury top floor two level spa penthouses offer spacious balconies with views over the Port of Airlie and the Coral Sea. With an emphasis on comfort and warm friendly service, The Sebel Whitsundays Airlie Beach is your home away from home.

With the beautiful Whitsunday weather, you can choose to relax in the heated spa, climate-controlled swimming pool (warm in winter, cooled in summer), or the kids can enjoy the toddler wading pool and play room. Our onsite tour desk will assist you to choose the perfect activity to make your Whitsunday experience a memorable one, from a romantic secluded island beach picnic to a thrill of visiting the Great Barrier Reef, our dedicated team can make it happen.


Find the answers to the FOUR questions below in the pages of the August issue. Once you have the answers head to our Competitions page to enter.

Q1: What country is the Lone Buffalo Project taking place?

Q2: What serene haven did Jenny Rowland check out?

Q3:  What seat did Jon have on his recent Canberra – Nadi flight?

Q4: To what country did Jenny Evans dare to take four teenage boys?