Ocean Rafting Whitsundays
Ocean Rafting’s Whitsunday tours visit the “wild side” of the Whitsunday Islands, the uninhabited islands with beautiful natural scenery brimming with marine, bird and animal life.
Ocean Rafting operates two exciting Whitsunday tours daily from Coral Sea Marina in Airlie Beach, the Northern Exposure and Southern Lights, carrying guests on an adventure to experience some of the Whitsundays’ most desirable destinations.
Our guests experience Ocean Rafting’s signature adrenalin fuelled action while exploring the islands, inlets and beaches on custom built semi-rigid inflatable vessels, travelling at speeds of up to 35 knots (65 km/hour).
Keen fishermen flock to the Proserpine River, particularly in the warmer months when the Barramundi are around. October is a great time for Barra fishing. The weather is warmer and for the fishermen it is their last chance to catch a fish before the Barra season closes at the end of October.
It’s not just the Barra that the fishermen chase. King and Blue Salmon, whiting, grunter, flathead, and bream are caught in abundance.
Fish frames are brought to the kiosk for freezing and are given away as crab pot bait, so pack the crab pots.
Prawns can often be caught straight off the beach.
The Proserpine River is accessible by a boat ramp located 5kms from Conway Beach Tourist Park.
The fish cleaning area combines an area where you can clean your fish and also cook your crabs in a large pot provided. Cars and boats can also be washed in that area.
The Airlie Beach Markets
Every Saturday 7am – 1pm
The Airlie Beach Markets are on every week, on Saturday mornings. Opening early in time for breakfast, and closing just after lunch at around 1pm.
Wares include gifts and souvenirs, food, coffee, sweets, drinks, photos, clothing, jewelry, books, fresh fruit & veg, plants, live music, and much much more.
You will find the Airlie Beach Markets on the beachfront, near the Sailing Club, opposite the Airlie Beach Hotel. There is parking available at the site and in the surrounding streets.
More info on the Airlie Beach Markets Facebook page.