Those taking a trip to Australia’s Whitsunday Islands are being assured that the region remains fully accessible, despite the recent flooding in Queensland.

Those taking a trip to Australia’s Whitsunday Islands are being assured that the region remains fully accessible, despite the recent flooding in Queensland.

According to Tourism Whitsundays, the recent cyclones Anthony and Yasi caused limited damage to the popular islands and the floods had no impact on the region at all.

Flights to Australia, Hamilton Island and Whitsunday coast airport are functionally normally, with power now restored to the main tourist areas.

Peter O’Reilly, chief executive of Tourism Whitsundays, explained that the region was well organised to deal with extreme weather conditions.

“The Whitsundays has been extremely lucky not to be a part of Queensland’s two major disasters in the past two months, having not flooded nor suffered much damage from two cyclones in a week,” he added.

“We are definitely counting our lucky stars while also reaching out to offer victims accommodation in our region while we are unaffected.”

US chat show host Oprah Winfrey recently visited the Whitsundays as part of her Australian tour. During her trip she visited the Great Barrier Reef and Heart Reef, Hamilton Island and Whitehaven Beach.

Written by Ruth Norris.

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