Thursday, January 11, 2024


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Banter With Bronte

Hello everyone!

And just like that, week two of 2024 is done and dusted. I do think it’s kinda crazy to think that just over two weeks ago, we were all in the relaxation and partying mood, and now, most of us are back to work, or about to get back to work, and falling into age-old routines once again.

I just want to use this opportunity to reflect on my time in the Whitsundays.

I moved here just on 10 months ago, and since then, I have grown so much. This is my first time living so close to the beach and I have enjoyed swimming, even in the middle of winter. I’ve loved the warmth of the day (although the humidity is something left to be desired), so not having the chill of cool in my bones.

I think that it’s crazy that so many thousands of tourists come here every year for their annual holiday and we just live here.

We do our shopping here, our education here, our sport here.

I rarely actually go into the main strip of Airlie Beach during the day, but in the evening, sitting at one of the various venues, you can just see people enjoy the town like never before. They are here for however long and want to make the most of it.

I’m not gonna lie, Airlie Beach was never on my radar as a holiday destination before moving here, but since moving and living here, I am excited by everything (maybe except the traffic with caravans, it does annoy me when they’re so big they can’t park in the lines).

What’s your favourite part of living in the Whitsundays?

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