30-year dream comes true as new restaurant opens

A Whitsunday local says his dream of 30 years has just come true, as his band-new restaurant inspired by Mediterranean vibes opens at a prime spot in his seaside town. Airlie Beach local of 35 years Paul Atkins says the opening of Sandbar would bring Mediterranean vibes to the tropical town. Taking this prime spot […]

Three-way battle for $30m abandoned Qld island

A Whitsunday island with an abandoned resort in a state of disrepair could return to local hands in a few weeks, as three companies —including ‘international brands’ — jostle to snatch the region’s ‘crown jewel’. China Capital Investment Group have tried to sell South Molle Island since August via real estate agency CBRE, with an […]

Best hair colourist in Mackay and Whitsundays

Got a favourite for when you need a touch up or a whole new look? Vote now to find out who comes out on top as the best hair colourist in the Mackay and Whitsunday regions. The Daily Mercury is looking to crown the best hair colourists in the Mackay and Whitsunday regions, and we […]

Young mining company, historic town set for clash

In the small Whitsundays village of Dittmer, a fresh faced mining company wants to swoop in and secure a gold deposit, but its residents aren’t willing to go down without a fight. DETAILS. The Whitsundays town of Dittmer, once at threat of becoming a ‘ghost’ town after the closure of its 1940s-era gold mine, is […]

18 business sales tallying $28m across Whitsundays

From butcher shops to caravan parks to eateries and car dealerships, more than $28.5m has changed hands in recent business sales across the Whitsundays. SEE THE FULL LIST. Scroll to read about the 18 transactions which caught our eye including who was behind the purchases and how much they paid. Jungle Zoo Early Learning Centre […]

Rare Whitsundays tropical island for sale at bargain price

And this desert island life involves no roughing it at all. Victor Island, at the southern end of the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef, opposite Mackay, comes with a stylishly furnished four-bedroom house and a separate, self-contained dwelling for a caretaker, butler or maid. Continue reading this news article…