P-Money at Mama Africa

Airlie Beach nightlife: P-Money at Mama AfricaIf you are looking for something to do in Airlie Beach this Sunday night, get yourself down to Mama Africa to see acclaimed DJ P-Money on the decks.

P-Money has won numerous awards over the years for his DJing – including the DMC New Zealand Championship in 2001 and “Best DJ” at the Australian Urban Music Awards in 2006.

As a producer he has also collaborated with major artists like Akon and Roc Raida, having released three albums. Don’t miss his session here in Airlie Beach – doors open at 10pm and quite incredibly entry is free.

Mama Africa is at 263 Shute Harbour Road. Telephone: (07) 4948 0438

A foodie’s take on Airlie Beach

restaurants Airlie BeachI enjoy dining out as much as the next person but unfortunately I was not blessed with a particularly great palate, so it was interesting to read the dining adventures of a visiting foodie: Lorraine Elliot of the blog NotQuiteNigella.com.

She spent some time dining in and around Airlie Beach, as well as visiting local markets and farms including Whitsundays Hydroponics.

It sounds like the Tides Restaurant at Peppers Coral Coast has some amazing dishes, I will have to check it out.

It’s cool to hear about another side to Airlie Beach, you can read the whole article here. Enjoy, it certainly made me hungry…

School’s Out party at Magnums

Airlie Beach nightlife - School's Out party at MagnumsSchool’s Out at Magnums

Magnums in Airlie Beach is holding a School’s Out party on Friday November 25th – strictly over 18s only.

Steve Frank (DJ from Soho & Ivy in Sydney) is headlining the night, with Christ Coast, MC Party Warrior and Beat Box Boy also making appearances.

Expect much podium dancing action. There is also a cash prize on the night for Best Dressed.

Doors open at 8pm, and admission is just $5 at the door.

Magnums is located at 366 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach. Telephone: 07 4946 6188

NASA time-lapse view of Earth

I realise this is a bit off the topic of the Whitsundays but this video is absolutely amazing, and as part of it is filmed over Australia I am going to post it anyway. Thanks NASA, incredible footage.

To watch if full-screen, click on the icon between “HD” and “Vimeo” at the bottom of the screen. Enjoy.

The Hamilton Island Triathlon is coming up

Whitsundays activities - Hamilton Island Triathlon
This coming weekend sees the Hamilton Island Triathlon and Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim taking place.

The adult’s triathlon features a 750 metre swim in the blue waters of beautiful Catseye Bay, a 20 kilometre bicycle ride around the island’s south and a five kilometre run around the Hamilton Island marina and past some of the resorts. The triathlon takes place on Saturday 19 November and begins at around 6:30am.

The Whitehaven Beach Ocean Swim takes place on the Sunday at 1:30pm, and there is a choice of a 750 metre or a two kilometre swim. There are also shorter versions of this and the triathlon being held for children. Registration is required for all events and fees apply.

For full details and event registration please visit the official site.

Mama Africa 10th Birthday Party

Airlie Beach nightlife - 10th birthday for Mama AfricaIf you are in Airlie Beach on Sunday November 20th, be sure to check out the 10th birthday celebrations at Mama Africa. Bars & nightclubs come and go at a frequent rate, so this one is definitely doing business just right.

On the night they will be giving away $10,000 in cash and prizes, and competitions include “best dressed”. DJs for the evening will include DJ Sugarlips and DJ Micko. It all kicks off at 10pm, show your support, have a great night and maybe even win some money!

Mama Africa is located at 263 Shute Harbour Road, telephone: (07) 4948 0438
More information can be found on their Facebook page

Capers Airlie Beach wins top award

Airlie Beach news - Capers wins award
Capers at the Beach BAR|GRILL – part of the always popular Airlie Beach Hotel – won the award of Queensland’s Best Restaurant last weekend. This is the second year in a row that Capers has won the prize, so congratulations are definitely in order. Well done guys!

The Airlie Beach Hotel is located at 16 The Esplanade, Telephone: 1800 466 233
Full story at The Daily Mercury