Thursday, August 24, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Welcome To The Whitsundays Visitor Information Centre

With Dea Huvonen

Whether visiting the Whitsundays for a holiday or a long-time local, the Whitsundays Visitor Information Centre is a great place to head if you are seeking inspiration and knowledge.

For Dea Huvonen, the Business Development Manager who is at the helm of the Centre, it is a great community asset, one that she is proud to be involved with.

Alongside her six eager volunteers, Dea always greets every visitor to the centre, sharing knowledge, making recommendations, and ensuring guests have the best time in our region.

Dea says the volunteers are amazing.

“This is their passion, they love the work and they love the region; they just want to give the visitors the best experience they can have in the Whitsundays,” she said.

Located next to the Whitsunday Gold Coffee Plantation and café on the Bruce Highway just outside Proserpine, the Visitor Information Centre boasts a welcoming space with a selection of information brochures and guides.

“We are unbiased, and just want the best for the visitor, so we suggest activities and experiences that work within their budget, their family, and their time frame,” explains Dea.

“Last month, we had our record month; we had over 900 people come in, so we’re looking at 30 to 50 guests a day.”

That’s not including the amazing phone and web enquiries, and emails Dea answers on a daily basis.

Visitor or not, the Whitsundays Visitor Information Centre is your one-stop-shop on all things Whitsundays.

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