Mackay Region

Frocks, Fillies and Fashions On The Field At Mackay Cup

Frocks, Fillies and Fashions On The Field At Mackay Cup

Mackay’s racing season hit full stride as the Mackay Cup took centre stage on Queensland’s horse racing scene last weekend. The three main feature races; the Mackay Cup, The Belle of Whitsunday and the Magic Millions Whitsunday Guineas; did not disappoint, with punters off their seats cheering their favoured horses home by a nose. The huge $150,000 prize pool for the Mackay Cup attracted a strong field of competitors, making it a challenging one to bet on.

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Mackay’s Own MMA Machine

Mackay’s Own MMA Machine

A Mackay Local, known at school and among mates as somewhat of a troublemaker, headed south when he was 15 and began a journey to becoming a professional athlete, and is now one of the hottest prospects in Australian MMA.

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Meg Is Mackay’s New Golden Girl

Meg Is Mackay’s New Golden Girl

Mackay can claim a sliver of Australia’s first Tokyo Olympic Gold when Former Mackay Swimming Academy swimmer Meg Harris won gold in the 4 x 100m freestyle relay with her teammates Bronte Campbell, Cate Campbell and Emma McKeon. The quad squad became the first team to swim under 3:30, with their blistering time of 3:29.69 to break the world record.

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SAVOUR SEAFORTH

SAVOUR SEAFORTH

A Sensational End To Festival Of Arts

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Work Hard, Play Harder
Work Hard, Play Harder

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5
Beds
4
Baths
3
Cars
Pool

An absolute pleasure to offer this delightful property to market since its unbelievable transformation. From the moment you walked inside the front door these Ocean Views will leave you gasping….it really is breathtaking.

The story of this grand beach front home is lovely. Starting its life as a cute 2 bedroom beach house, well-constructed with hardwood timber beams featured in the living area. The foundations were strong; an excellent slice of real estate, positioned on approximately 938m2 of Beach Front Perfection.

Fast forward 3 years after planning and researching, the ultimate transformation starts to take place with a local Boutique Builder. NO expense was spared.

Cleverly designed for welcoming guests or growing families; privacy, space and inviting the magnificent outside views in - the common theme.

From the moment you enter through the private fencing, the presence of this residence is nothing short of mind blowing.  It is an icon of Eimeo Village.  Everything about this home is perfect, the feel, the mood, the location, the views from every window.

Lifestyle is everything when it comes to working hard, achieving your goals…when you get there, one must enjoy the good things in life. This is it.

The pinnacle of Lifestyle, Calm & Beauty.  Forever the picture changes…the tide rolls in and out, patterns in the sand come and go, the sunsets over the famous Sunset Bay an ever-changing palette of colour.

When you fully immerse yourself in this Lifestyle, the Home, brilliant Community and start play with mother nature you’ll soon meet like-minded people - all Loving Life.  Grab the SUP board or Kayak safely stored only a few footsteps from the sand and enjoy. The perfect spot for photography lovers or the creative soul. A quiet moment on the deck with the lapping ocean almost singing you a lullaby. Does Life Get any Better?

There is something about the sea that’s inspirational. Book your private inspection today.

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Whitsunday Region

40 Years On The War Path

40 Years On The War Path

Proserpine Whitsunday Raiders Celebrate A Colossal Four Decades Of Rugby A momentous occasion for one of the Whitsundays most beloved sporting teams saw a weekend of celebrations as the ‘Old Boys’, life members, past and present players, coaches, committees, support crews and sponsors paid tribute to the hundreds, if not thousands, of people who have been a part of the Proserpine Whitsunday Rugby Union Club over the last 40 years.

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It’s A Queensland Olympics!

It’s A Queensland Olympics!

In 11 years’ time, the Olympics will be back in Australia, and more importantly making its way to the golden shores of Queensland with Brisbane’s bid to host the 2032 Olympics and Paralympics a resounding success. International Olympic Committee members were asked on Wednesday last week, and out of 77 votes, 72 voted yes in favour of another Australian Olympics.

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Runners Race Annual Airlie Marathon To Great Success

Runners Race Annual Airlie Marathon To Great Success

Airlie Beach was host to an incredible weekend with the Tassal Group Airlie Beach Marathon Festival, featuring over 500 runners across all categories, from the mammoth 42.2km Marathon down to the 1.4km Airlie Beach foreshore Magic Mile. Kicking off on Saturday was the Magic Mile, run across two laps of the Airlie Beach Foreshore to give a fast start to the weekend’s activities, with the lawn in-between the Airlie Sound Stage and playground turned into a hub of activities.

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Southern Boaties Set Sail For Airlie Beach Race Week

Southern Boaties Set Sail For Airlie Beach Race Week

Whitsunday Sailing Club (WSC) officials and members are looking through their spy glasses with anticipation as a record number of competitors and their supporters travel from all around Australia for the 33rd Airlie Beach Race Week, to be held from 12-19 August. Event Chairman Ross Chisholm says that 156 boats have already entered the Race Week, a record number, and many interstaters are already in town.

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More Than Meets The Eye
More Than Meets The Eye

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4
Beds
2
Baths
2
Cars
Pool

This spacious two-storey residence located in very peaceful Mandalay has so much to offer. Stylish or even funky springs to mind. Indeed, very convenient and practical living is what this fabulous home is all about.

Your choice of either 4 oversized bedrooms or 3 bedrooms and an extra spacious separate living area. You will love the modern bathrooms, be impressed by wide hallways, the feature timber flooring throughout, plus stone kitchen benchtops. Privacy is offered from the fully fenced yard, which also boasts a spa, fire pit, outdoor kitchen and shower. Complimenting the huge double lock-up garage, there is also undercover parking for the boat or caravan.

Situated just 3 minutes from the popular Port of Airlie boat ramp and 5 minutes from the heart of Airlie Beach.

AUCTION:

Tuesday 17th August at 6pm

VMR Premises 7 Altmann Avenue, Cannonvale

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MACKAY PROPERTY LISTINGS – WHITSUNDAY PROPERTY LISTINGS – BUY / RENT / LEASE – OPEN HOME TIMES

A Striking Residence on Kara Crescent
A Striking Residence on Kara Crescent
FOR SALE

This address exemplifies impressive class, incredible quality and contemporary design with Coral Sea and marina views, a minimum expectation from a property of this status.

Three executive levels of style and sophistication unfold four grand bedrooms, three marble benched bathrooms, two separated living areas. High-end kitchen equipped with European appliances and copious amounts of spectacular outdoor deck area set amongst the privacy of tropical gardens. Complete with ocean views from what seems like every corner of the house and a plunge pool to enjoy on those balmy summer nights.

Proudly perched on the desirable Kara Crescent, you are within walking distance to Airlie Beach township, restaurants, cafes, and marina.

If modern elegance describes your requirements, this certainly is a statement and is set to impress.

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Sophisticated Style and Excellence by the Beach
Sophisticated Style and Excellence by the Beach
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This beachside residence is a statement in bold, innovative design and functionality. The fusion of light filled spaces and clean lines creates a superb blend of sophisticated style and excellence. The proud owners have left no stone unturned with every intricate detail finished to the highest of standards.

Multiple living areas spread over two levels, both inside and out, provide everyone with their very own personal space. Perfectly positioned near the beach on the esplanade with direct beach access across the road, it allows for all the needs of the growing family. From the beachside location right through to the expansive internal living spaces, one and all are catered for. Whether it’s entertaining your guests by the pool or simply enjoying the serenity of this private sanctuary 66 O’Brien Esplanade will deliver on your every demand.

Some of the many features of this magnificent property include:

- Stunning double storey Fergus built home

- Massive home with 4 bedrooms, a study, and two living areas

- The open plan living area is expansive and flows onto the poolside timber alfresco dining area, outdoor BBQ and bar fridge make this vibrant space perfect for entertaining all year round

- The kitchen is state-of-the-art in design and finishes with all the modern appliances - a real chef's delight

- Internal stairs lead up to the top level which features bedrooms, bathrooms and a study and second living

- The parents retreat is luxurious and sublime in feel and design with a personal balcony and indulgent ensuite featuring floor to ceiling tiles also in the main bathroom as well

- The childrens’ zone upstairs features two secondary bedrooms surrounding a rumpus room and are serviced by the main bathroom

- Resort style pool with water feature

- 12m x 5m x 4.5m high clearance shed with a 2T lifting gantry and 4m x 5m mezzanine floor

- 2 bay garage

- The home is complete with ducted air-conditioning and quality finishes throughout

- All on a low maintenance 703sqm allotment

Positioned in this sought after strip amongst other luxurious properties, this sophisticated and stylish home presents a wonderful opportunity for the discerning buyer to acquire a residence of such excellence that has integrated a relaxed lifestyle for the family to live and grow with. The beachside location is second to none being all but a stroll to the beach and parks.

To organise a viewing or for more information, please contact Ben Kerrisk or Mick McLeod

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Good Value – Handy Location
Good Value – Handy Location
$390,000

Located in a relatively new and fully developed residential area of Glenella the subject property comprises a 395 square metre site which is handy to the CBD, major shopping centre and most other amenities.

Vacant possession is available for the potential owner/occupier, however, the property provides a good opportunity for an Investor as the current long term occupant is prepared to stay and would sign a long term lease.

The low set rendered block home is approx. fifteen years old and features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, well appointed kitchen, living area and rear patio.  The original double garage/laundry

area has been partitioned to provide a garden/storage area with roller door access and a fourth bedroom/office/rumpus room.  The dwelling is fully air conditioned including the converted garage area.

If you prefer a double lockable garage, it would be a simple and inexpensive process to remove the partition wall and revert.  The other option would be to retain “as is” and construct a shade sail type carport at the front.

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Very Stylish, Near New And Private With 5 Acres
Very Stylish, Near New And Private With 5 Acres
For Sale

This sophisticated and modern designed single level home situated in the sought after area of Strathdickie, comprising of 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, study, open plan living, media room, a swimming pool, 2 pre-existing sheds and already cleared and usable land with a servicing bore.

High set ceilings create space, mixed Australian hardwood timber flooring + marble benching create warmth, and insulated ceiling and walls battle that heat on balmy summer days. Great sized bedrooms with built-in’s, a large laundry, a proud office, air conditioned throughout and master with a substantial walk in wardrobe and full sized bathroom with bath overlooking the green leafy backdrop of your own acreage property. The open plan kitchen and living leads to the elevated deck and pool side entertaining area.

Improvements to the property include cleared and maintained gardens, 5 x rainwater tanks offering over 100,000 ltrs with the added benefit of a bore. The 6 x 12m shed has been converted into a lined 2 bedroom guest retreat. An additional shed 6 x 6 m + 6 x 6 m carport – perfect to park the caravan and boat.

Space, peace and quiet and a touch of class with a homely feel.

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SeaLink Sets Sail To Airlie Beach Race Week

SeaLink Sets Sail To Airlie Beach Race Week

July 29, 2021

This year’s 33rd annual Airlie Beach Race Week has a new and surprising addition to its fleet – a 280 seat spectator boat which will allow guests the opportunity to get up close to the action and view the event as it unfolds from the water. SeaLink’s MV Nancy Wake is a 28-metre catamaran and its captain, Shane McNally says that the ship has the capability and the speed to fly alongside the race from the start through to waiting on the finishing line, giving guests the best views in the house.

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A Festival Of Ice Cream By The Water

A Festival Of Ice Cream By The Water

July 29, 2021

Cold Rock is back next Friday, just in time for you to grab a cold ice cream and wander around the night markets at the Great Barrier Reef Festival, sit down by the lagoon, as well as enjoy the fireworks! After a brief hiatus during the moving process, locals will be able to enjoy some of the best ice cream that Airlie Beach has to offer on the 6 August, as Tammy Smith opens the doors to her beautiful new ice creamery.

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Whitsundays Arts Festival Fast Approaching

Whitsundays Arts Festival Fast Approaching

July 29, 2021

It’s only eight weeks out from The Whitsundays Arts Festival (WAF) 2021 taking place from 17-19 September on the Airlie Beach foreshore, and it’s set to be an enormous event this year. This year’s festival is heating up, with movement workshops from renowned Townsville dance company Dancenorth Australia on Sunday, theatre performances by Astronomical – Full Throttle Theatre Company on Saturday evening, as well as puppet shows for the whole family just some of the smorgasbord of events.

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Local Sporting news & Results

Magpies Match Moranbah At Sologinkin Double Header

Magpies Match Moranbah At Sologinkin Double Header

July 29, 2021

Magpies Mackay Senior Rugby League Club faced up against the Moranbah Miners in a two match Super Saturday of fixtures at Sologinkin Oval in what was always going to be tough against some physical Moranbah sides. Kicking off the excellent weekend of matches was the Mackay Airport Women’s A Grade, who fought valiantly against an experienced Miners side.

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Sensational Send-Off For Veteran Bowler

Sensational Send-Off For Veteran Bowler

July 29, 2021

After being a member of the North Mackay Bowling Club since 1996, Vaughn Munroe is rolling south for a lifestyle change in Hervey Bay. Last Saturday was his final day for the club, who made sure it was one to remember.

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Sensational Send-Off For Veteran Bowler

Sensational Send-Off For Veteran Bowler

July 29, 2021

After being a member of the North Mackay Bowling Club since 1996, Vaughn Munroe is rolling south for a lifestyle change in Hervey Bay. Last Saturday was his final day for the club, who made sure it was one to remember.

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ENTERTAINMENT NEWS / GIG GUIDES / SOCIAL PIC GALLERY

Southern Boaties Set Sail For Airlie Beach Race Week

Southern Boaties Set Sail For Airlie Beach Race Week

July 22, 2021

Whitsunday Sailing Club (WSC) officials and members are looking through their spy glasses with anticipation as a record number of competitors and their supporters travel from all around Australia for the 33rd Airlie Beach Race Week, to be held from 12-19 August. Event Chairman Ross Chisholm says that 156 boats have already entered the Race Week, a record number, and many interstaters are already in town.

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Get Your Song On At The Reef Festival’s Pub Choir

Get Your Song On At The Reef Festival’s Pub Choir

July 29, 2021

Hark! The Reef Festival has put out the call for singers, part-time, professional, wannabe, tone deaf or anybody with a voice at all, to be a part of The Assembly of Greatness Pub Choir at the Airlie Beach Hotel coming up on August 7.

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Movie Review: Black Widow (2021)

Movie Review: Black Widow (2021)

July 29, 2021

After more than a decade of waiting, Marvel’s first female Avenger has received a solo outing in Black Widow (2021), arriving in theatres in late June.

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Southern Boaties Set Sail For Airlie Beach Race Week

Southern Boaties Set Sail For Airlie Beach Race Week

July 22, 2021

Whitsunday Sailing Club (WSC) officials and members are looking through their spy glasses with anticipation as a record number of competitors and their supporters travel from all around Australia for the 33rd Airlie Beach Race Week, to be held from 12-19 August. Event Chairman Ross Chisholm says that 156 boats have already entered the Race Week, a record number, and many interstaters are already in town.

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Mackay In For A ‘Reel’ Treat

July 22, 2021

After disruptions in 2020, Mackay International Film Festival is back with an exciting line-up of one-off screenings for Mackay audiences.

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