The Whitsunday Shire

The Whitsunday Shire
(Credit: Whitsunday Shire Council)

The Whitsunday Shire is a fast growing Region basking in the superb, tropical climate of North Queensland. With an area of 2644 square kilometres and an approximate resident population of 15,200, the Whitsunday Shire is a major tourist destination in Australia.

Encompassing the rural town of Proserpine, the tourism based town of Whitsunday (Cannonvale, Airlie Beach and Shute Harbour) and the 74 Whitsunday Islands, the Shire's economy relies on contributions from cane, tourism, grazing, agriculture, small scale manufacturing and a range of support industries.

Situated on the central Queensland coast, the Shire offers numerous advantages for living and investing, and boasts the natural attributes of the Great Barrier Reef, tropical islands, national parks, rural industries, seaside towns and a great climate.

The tropical climate is attractive with its estimated daily average of 8.25 hours of sunshine, and average annual temperatures of 27.24 degrees C. maximum and a minimum of 21 degrees C.

The Shire's southern neighbour is the City of Mackay, and its northern and western neighbour is the Shire of Bowen.

The Whitsunday Shire is home to such towns as Proserpine, Airlie Beach, Shute Harbour, Dingo Beach, and also tropical resorts such as Hayman, Hamilton and Daydream Islands to name a few. The region also encompasses Conway National Park, and of course falls alongside one of the world's greatest wonders, the Great Barrier Reef.


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