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1800 075 040

Phone: +61 7 3259 2350 - Fax: +61 7 3259 2399

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Sunday, 19 October 2014

Three awards for Daydream Island and entry into Hall of Fame

Daydream Island Resort and Spa was one of the big winners at the Whitsunday Tourism & Business Awards 2014 after winning three awards at the gala event which was held on Saturday evening in Proserpine

The resort took out the Best Tourist Attraction for the Living Reef - one of the world’s largest man-made living lagoons, Best Deluxe Accommodation and the People’s Choice categories.

It is the third year in a row Daydream Island has taken out the Deluxe Accommodation category and as a result was also enshrined into the Hall of Fame.

“The Daydream experience is always evolving and we are very excited to be recognised in three categories of the Whitsundays Tourism Awards,” Daydream Island Resort and Spa CEO Scott Wilkinson said.

“These awards reflect the hard work resort manager Warren McCorriston and the entire team put in to ensure we offer the very best experiences, from our Living Reef lagoon to our pampering Rejuvenation Spa, extensive list of activities and more.

“We are particularly thrilled to again win the Deluxe Accommodation category and to be included into the Hall of Fame.

'Stingray Splash' in the Living Reef
“Winning the People’s Choice category is especially pleasing as it’s voted on by members of the public.

“I’d also like to acknowledge our owner Mr Vaughan Bullivant for his vision for the resort and congratulate Living Reef manager John Gaskell and his team for the advances made this year.”

Located in Queensland’s tropical Whitsundays in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, the award-winning resort features 296 rooms and suites, a great selection of restaurants and bars, lagoon swimming pools and a fringing coral reef to explore.

Daydream’s award-winning 2,650sqm Living Reef is one of the world’s largest man-made living lagoons - home to more than 115 species of fish and 80 coral species native to the Great Barrier Reef.

Its star attractions include brother and sister leopard rays Hansel and Gretel, brown stingrays Pikelet and Pancake, female black tip reef sharks Cookie and Nibble, white spot mangrove rays Bill and Barb and black shovelnose ray, Jack.

Guided by Living Reef biologists, visitors can take part in fish and shark feeding shows or programs like the Stingray Splash, where guests walk knee-deep into the Living Reef and hand-feed and pat de-barbed stingrays.

Daydream also offers the Rejuvenation Spa with 16 treatment rooms, which offers health and beauty treatments designed to pamper and reinvigorate the mind, body and soul; along with over 20 free guest activities such as kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, mini-golf and an open air cinema.

The Whitsunday Tourism & Business Awards aim to recognise growth in tourism products and services as well as sustainable economic and social benefits that flow from a booming tourism industry.

Daydream Island Resort and Spa was recently awarded fourth place in the ‘Australia, Over 4 Stars’ category of the Holidays with Kids Readers Choice Top 10 Awards 2014.

Daydream’s Rejuvenation Spa was also named a finalist in the Hotel/Resort Spa of the Year category in the annual Pevonia Awards.

For bookings and enquiries call reservations on 1800 075 040, visit www.daydreamisland.com or contact your local travel agent.

ENDS Media enquiries to Brenton Gibbs

Aussie urban/pop group Justice Crew on Daydream Island


HOLIDAYMAKERS at Daydream Island Resort and Spa would have got the surprise of a lifetime last week when they spotted Australian chart-toppers Justice Crew enjoying a working holiday on the island.

The six-member all-male urban/pop group has been filming the video clip for its latest single Rise and Fall on the picturesque Whitsunday Island.

The winner of the fourth season of Australia’s Got Talent, Justice Crew has already achieved two number one singles with Boom Boom and Que Sera.

Justice Crew member Solo Tohi said the group had been busy jet skiing, snorkelling, taking a rainforest walk, fish feeding at the Living Reef and a enjoying a bonfire at Lover’s Cove.

“It’s been an amazing experience out here on Daydream Island,” he said.

“It makes me realise and appreciate how beautiful our country is. Being around nature is calming and it's such a beautiful place to wake up in and step away from the city madness. Can't wait to come back for a holiday!”

Daydream Island Resort and Spa chief executive officer Scott Wilkinson said, “We’re pleased that Daydream Island offered the perfect tropical backdrop for Justice Crew’s new single Rise and Fall and that we could provide them with a wonderful island experience in the stunning Whitsunday Islands,” he said.

Daydream Island Resort and Spa is located in Queensland’s tropical Whitsundays in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, only a 30 minute boat ride from Great Barrier Reef Airport (HTI) and a 30 minute ferry ride from Airlie Beach.

The award-winning resort features 296 rooms and suites, a great selection of restaurants and bars, lagoon swimming pools, a fringing coral reef to explore and a Rejuvenation Spa offering health and beauty treatments.

There are over 20 free guest activities which include kayaks, catamarans, stand-up paddle boards, a stingray and shark feeding show and an open air cinema.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Romance in the Whitsundays

ENJOY a special picnic on a remote coral beach in the Whitsundays as part of a romantic holiday offer for couples from Daydream Island Resort and Spa.

Daydream is offering couples four nights of accommodation in an Ocean Balcony Room from just $1,450 per person (room upgrades available).

The offer also includes a helicopter flight to Whitehaven Beach with a one-hour stopover plus a gourmet picnic basket, a three-course dinner at Mermaids Restaurant, a scrumptious full buffet breakfast daily, a 60-minute massage per adult per stay, return luxury transfers from Great Barrier Reef Airport or Whitsunday Coast Airport and chocolates and sparkling wine in room on arrival.

Terms and conditions apply – please enquire for more details.

Daydream offers fine dining options including your choice of dining in Mermaids Restaurant or indulging in a private dining experience overlooking Mermaids Beach or alternatively, romantic Lovers Cove.

Whether you’re on your honeymoon or just looking to put some romance back into your relationship, an intimate tropical island escape at Daydream Island is the perfect escape for any couple.

Daydream Island is located in Queensland’s tropical Whitsundays in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, only a 30 minute boat ride from Great Barrier Reef Airport (HTI) and a 30-minute ferry ride from Airlie Beach.

The multi-award winning resort features 296 rooms and suites, a great selection of dining experiences, bars and lagoon swimming pools.

Guests can also unwind at Daydream’s renowned Rejuvenation Spa which offers a range of health and beauty treatments and breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean. The Spa offers a holistic approach to wellbeing, offering the health benefits of naturopathy, aromatherapy, hydrotherapy and massage, along with beauty therapies using products such as Pevonia Botanica and Eles Mineral Make up.

There are also more than 20 free activities to enjoy including kayaks, catamarans, stand-up paddle boards, a stingray and shark feeding show at The Living Reef lagoon and an open air cinema.

For bookings please call our Wedding Sales Executive on (07) 3259 2310, email weddings@daydreamisland.com or contact your local travel agent or visit www.daydreamisland.com.

ENDS   Media enquiries to Brenton Gibbs  brenton@rgcommunications.com.au

Daydream Island – A Snorkelling Haven

John Gaskell snorkelling at Daydream Island
Snorkelling on Daydream Island’s fringing coral reef is fast becoming one of the ‘must do’ activities for guests at the Whitsunday resort.

Daydream is located very close to Airlie Beach on the Whitsunday coast and about a two-hour boat ride away from the world-renowned Great Barrier Reef.

Daydream Island’s resident marine biologist and Living Reef manager John Gaskell says that many people aren’t aware that Daydream has such a rich diversity of marine life immediately off the island.

“Many people assume the marine life density and diversity is nothing special,” Mr Gaskell said. “At least not until they get in.

“The health of this fringing reef habitat is actually comparable to the best and most dense parts of the Great Barrier Reef.

Honeycomb Moray Eel
“It may not have the consistently clear water of the outer reef, but there is no shortage of fascinating animals.”

Over the past three months, Daydream’s Living Reef biologists have taken the opportunity to investigate the coral reef habitats that surround Daydream Island and document their findings.

“Spending every opportunity in the water has certainly changed our view of the fringing reef health around Daydream Island,” Mr Gaskell said.

Stony Corals such as Staghorn and Brain Corals dominate the south-eastern side, whereas up at Lovers Cove on the north-west, colourful soft corals use the island as protection from the current. In amongst these corals lives a surprising diversity of marine animals.

Daydream is set in the Molle Channel providing good nutrient flow and plenty of opportunity for species recruitment. Colourful corals, reef fish, turtles, eels, octopuses, small sharks, rays, shrimps and colourful nudibranchs are just some of the animals that are commonly observed while snorkelling there.

Flowerpot coral at Daydream
It was not until recently that the Daydream team decided to grab their torches and snorkels to venture out at night. It is well known in the marine world that the ocean comes alive at night as many species prefer to hunt with the cover of darkness. Daydream Island is no exception. Octopuses, squids, huge crayfish, “friendly” sharks, rays and a range of invertebrates all contribute to the busy nightlife throughout the fringing reef.

Although night snorkelling is not recommended without experience, Daydream Island’s Lovers Cove provides a safe haven to view many of the animals. And for those who want to experience the local wild fish and prefer not to get too wet, this is where wild fish feeding takes place.

John Gaskell has also developed an iPhone app called Sea Life Australia, which identifies and provides information on over 950 species of marine life in Australia’s waters.

“I’m very impressed with the number and variety of species found right here on Daydream’s fringing reef itself,” he said.

Fish feeding at Lovers Cove
“You do not need to venture out to the heart of the Great Barrier Reef to get an amazing tropical reef experience.”

Guests can either bring their own snorkelling gear or else hire it from the water sports centre.

Daydream’s on-island Living Reef attraction is one of the world's largest man-made living coral reef lagoons, home to more than 140 species of marine fish, 82 species of coral and 15 species of invertebrates such as starfish, sea cucumbers and crabs.

Comprising a north and south lagoon and holding more than 1.5 million litres of water, the Living Reef lets visitors learn about and get up close to the fascinating inhabitants of the Great Barrier Reef.

Sunday, 28 September 2014

Queensland Instameet on Daydream

Daydream Island will be participating in the World’s Biggest Instameet this Saturday 4th October, 2014.


Meet at Daydream’s transit lounge at 10am with your camera or smartphone and be set to capture some stunning images for this great Queensland Insta event!

Daydream's Instagram account is @daydreamislandresortandspa 




Tuesday, 23 September 2014

Daydream Island a hit with Aussie families


READERS of Holidays with Kids magazine have once again voted Daydream Island Resort and Spa one of the top 10 family resorts in Australia.

Daydream Island Resort and Spa was awarded fourth place in the ‘Australia, Over 4 Stars’ category of the Holidays with Kids Readers Choice Top 10 Awards 2014.

Covering both Australia and the most popular family holiday destinations overseas, the Top 10 Awards are voted on by thousands of readers each year.

Daydream Island Resort and Spa chief executive officer Scott Wilkinson said he was delighted that so many past guests had enjoyed their holiday at Daydream Island.

“Daydream Island Resort and Spa offers the perfect base for families who want to explore the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef,” he said.

“We have an amazing range of activities for the whole family to enjoy including the Living Reef, one of the world’s largest man made coral reef lagoons where guests can hand feed sharks, stingrays and barramundi; an Australia-themed mini-golf course; outdoor movies; rainforest walks and more.

“We also have an excellent range of dining venues, from casual dining to our signature Mermaids Restaurant; high-quality accommodation and an award-winning spa, the ideal getaway for some pampering and relaxation.

“We are committed to delivering the best possible experience for our guests and we look forward to welcoming more families to Daydream Island.”

Daydream Island Resort and Spa is located in Queensland’s tropical Whitsundays in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, only a 30 minute boat ride from Great Barrier Reef Airport (HTI) and a 30 minute ferry ride from Airlie Beach.

The award-winning resort features 296 rooms and suites - so there’s plenty of space for the whole family - a great selection of restaurants and bars, lagoon swimming pools, a fringing coral reef to explore and a Rejuvenation Spa offering health and beauty treatments.

The whole family can enjoy over 20 free guest activities which include kayaks, catamarans, stand-up paddle boards, a stingray and shark feeding show and an open air cinema.

For bookings and enquiries call reservations on 1800 075 040, visit www.daydreamisland.com or contact your local travel agent.

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Daydream Island Brings Sexy Back to the Whitsundays


THE Whitsunday’s Daydream Island Resort and Spa is celebrating today after being featured on an episode of the Seven Network’s new reality show Bringing Sexy Back.

The reality television show features the incredible transformations of ordinary Australians after making the decision to improve their health and fitness.

Last night’s episode featured Livio Caldarone, a pizza chef from the Sunshine Coast who gained 40 kilograms in just two years. Fearing for his health and suffering from low self-esteem, Livio held off on committing to a wedding date to his fiancĂ© and mother to his two children, Holly, until he was able to bring back the man she fell in love with.

After more than five months of exercise and healthy eating, Livio travelled to Daydream Island where he unveiled his amazing transformation and 33-kilogram weight loss in front of his family and friends. With the wedding being the motivating event of his weight loss journey, Livio was also able to fulfill his dream of marrying the love of his life at their dream wedding destination where they said their ‘I-dos’ the very next day.

Holly and Livio with their children
Holly and Livio were married at magical Lovers Cove, which is one of the most exclusive and private locations on Daydream Island. It offers the best of natural beauty, hosting a large wooden deck set on a white coral beach with waves rolling in just metres away and the Whitsunday Passage as the backdrop.

For an island location, this project was logistically huge.

Months of planning and preparation went into the episode, which involved organising barges to transport freight and lighting trucks along with the famous Sexy truck, which holds the state of the art Dexa body scanner over to the island. It was a multi-camera shoot and we were even lucky enough to witness a drone camera in operation, which was able to capture amazing aerial footage of the island.

Not only did Daydream host the wedding party on the island, but also hosted up to 34 Seven Network crew members over four days, along with high profile host Samantha Armytage, personal trainer to the stars Cameron Byrnes and stylist, Jules Sebastian.

Daydream Island Resort and Spa’s CEO Scott Wilkinson said he was delighted that Livio had chosen Daydream Island for his wedding and weight-loss reveal.

“We’re thrilled that we could be part of this life-changing moment for Livio,” he said.

“Daydream was the perfect backdrop for them and their family and friends who all contributed to a special experience.

“We strive to provide a memorable and enjoyable experience for all of our guests where they can enjoy quality accommodation, superior service, delicious food and a range of activities against the beautiful backdrop of the Whitsunday Passage.

“It’s the perfect place to relax and feel reinvigorated and renewed.”

He said the exposure and potential interest generated from the show for both the leisure and wedding markets would be invaluable.

Livio was amazed by the location and wedding on Daydream Island.

“It was the most wonderful experience; I had the wedding of my dreams,” he said.

“Daydream was the perfect place for a reveal and I felt like a superstar.”


Daydream Island is home to three stunning ceremony venues. Along with Lovers Cove, which featured on the episode, there is the Endeavour Wedding Chapel which is situated at the water’s edge and featuring a floor to ceiling glass wall behind the altar. Ceremonies are also held on the picturesque and iconic Mermaids Beach with Daydream Island’s signature bronzed mermaids and the Whitsunday Islands as the perfect backdrop.

The multi award-winning resort, which recently took out best ‘Waterview’ and ‘Resort Reception’ venue at the inaugural Queensland Wedding and Events of Australia ‘Awards for Excellence’, can cater for weddings from two right up to 250 guests. With eight magnificent reception venues available and with a dedicated team of wedding professionals, couples are spoilt for choice at Daydream Island.

“It’s wonderful that we can raise awareness of Daydream and the Whitsunday Islands like this,” Mr Wilkinson said. “We look forward to welcoming more people to beautiful Daydream Island.”

The episode can be viewed online here.

For reservation bookings and enquiries call 1800 075 040, visit www.daydreamisland.com or contact your local travel agent.

For wedding bookings call our Wedding Sales Executive on (07) 3259 2310 or email weddings@daydreamisland.com

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