5 Things to do on the mainland

Article reposted with permission from Tourism Whitsundays


Let me paint you a picture. You’ve had some amazing jam packed days out on the water exploring the Whitsunday islands and Great Barrier Reef, falling into bed exhausted and elated each night. But it’s catching up to you. The rental car hasn’t been touched in a week. You’re looking for a slower paced day on land. Don’t worry, I have got you covered!


Here are 5 local tips on how to chase that lazy Sunday vibe, while still getting to see more of the beautiful Whitsundays (and it doesn’t even have to be Sunday!).


1. A leisurely walk to Coral Beach

2. Breakfast at Fat Frog Beach Café

3. Have a swim at Cedar Creek Falls

4. Explore Bowen’s amazing beaches

5. Catch the sunset at Anchor Bar

1. A LEISURELY WALK TO CORAL BEACH

Coral Beach is a favourite of locals, tucked away in the residential area of Shute Harbour. An easy 1.1km track takes you through lush bushland with beautiful views of South Molle and Whitsunday Island, and out to a small pristine beach made entirely of coral! Take a swim at this unique spot.


Image supplied by Tourism Whitsundays: Views from the walk


2. BREAKFAST AT FAT FROG BEACH CAFÉ

I’m not going to lie, of everything on this list, this is where you’ll usually find me starting most of my Sundays. The food is top notch, the people who work there are lovely, it’s dog friendly, and have I mentioned it overlooks charming Cannonvale Beach? Drop in for breakfast and then take a dip in the swimming enclosure across the road, or meander along the Airlie boardwalk which starts at the cafe and ends at Airlie Beach Lagoon. Fat Frog Beach Café is open from 7am weekdays and 8am Saturday and Sunday. Try menu favourite the “Green Frog”, it’s delicious.


Image supplied by Tourism Whitsundays: Cannonvale Beach at low tide


3. HAVE A SWIM AT CEDAR CREEK FALLS


Proserpine to Airlie Beach is a pretty drive about 25 minutes through cane fields that screams for a windows down, perfect song playing moment. On the way is a couple of great spots to check out; The Kingfisher Circuit section of the larger Conway Ci