Easter Sunday at Mama Africa

Airlie Beach nightlife - Mama Africa Easter Sunday: Stevie zAnother option for anyone looking to party in Airlie Beach over the coming Easter weekend is a night out at Mama Africa on Easter Sunday: DJ Stevie Z will be playing his usual mix of R & B and Hip Hop for your listening – and dancing – pleasure.

Well known for his creative DJing at numerous venues throughout the Gold Coast, Stevie Z has also recently played as far afield as England and Las Vegas.

Entry is free and the doors open at 9pm and continues on until 5am Monday morning: don’t miss it. Contact the venue for further details…

Mama Africa is located at 263 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach. Telephone (07) 4948 0438

Easter Airlie Undie’s Ball at Magnums

Airlie Beach nightlife - Easter Airlie Undie's Ball at MagnumsIf you are going to be in Airlie Beach during the Easter period and looking for somewhere to party, the crew at Magnums have put together what promises to be another top night out: the forth annual Easter Airlie Undie’s Ball.

Headlining the event will be the globe-trotting, highly popular DJ Sarah Robertson, with Timmy Lala and Adam Woods also keeping the dancefloor busy. MC Party Warrior will be your host for the night. Expect a very sexy night – look out for podium dancers and a Bunny Cage.

Tickets are available for just $15 in advance from the venue, or for $20 on the night – there may still be a few VIP tickets going, call for details. Easter Airlie Undie’s Ball is at Magnums, 366 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach. Telephone: (07) 4946 6188

WhitsunDAZE January 1st 2012 Airlie Beach

New Years Day party in Airlie Beach - WhitsunDAZE at MagnumsIf you want to continue your partying well into New Year’s Day, you may want to get yourself over to Magnums in Airlie Beach for the annual WhitsunDAZE event.

Running from midday on NYD right through until Tuesday 3 am, you will get the chance to see 30 performers – local and international – across three stages. Acts include Tom Piper, Mr Wilson, LA Walker, DNA & Solex, Ben Morris & Venuto, Chris Coast and P-Boy featuring Robbie Gore.

Advance tickets are available from the venue at $25, or you may prefer to pay on the door for $30: Magnums is located at 366 Shute Harbour Road. Telephone: (07) 4946 6188

Club Med Lindeman Island to close…

Whitsundays - Club Med on Lindeman Island closing start 2012Club Med have just announced that they will be closing their resort on Lindeman Island early in the new year.

Club Med have run the resort – the only one they have in Australia – since taking it over back in 1992. The announcement reports that it will cease to operate from January 31st 2012.

Although the news is being reported by some outlets as a “shock”, there have been rumours as to Club Med’s commitment to the resort for some time. The resort was particularly popular with families due to it’s all-inclusive packages and relatively low cost for the region, but in recent times it had gained a reputation for having a somewhat run-down feel.

The seeming lack of the company’s re-investment in the resort coupled with occasional tales from staff to guests about Club Med being about to pull the plug make this not totally unexpected news to some.

Regardless, it feels a bit like the end of an era. Hopefully the resort can find a buyer who can restore it to former glories. Good luck to the staff, for more details on the closure see this story.

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.