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Daydream Island Reopens on Great Barrier Reef

The Daydream Island Resort has officially reopened on the Great Barrier Reef after a $100 million (Australian) redevelopment that features a living reef, underwater observatory, 277 rooms and suites, private dining, outdoor cinema and a range of event spaces for delegates.

Key points for event planners:

  • Daydream Island can be accessed via a 30-minute boat transfer from Hamilton Island where direct flight services are offered from Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne.
  • Daydream Island can be exclusively hired for events. The private island can accommodate groups of 200-300 guests.
  • Infinity restaurant boasts a wrap-around balcony and ocean views. Infinity can accommodate up to 200 people seated and 250 for cocktail functions.
  • The Eclipse room has an expansive outdoor terrace overlooking the west of the island onto the beach. This space is optimal for sunset views and when combined with the terrace, can accommodate up to 180 people seated and 200 for cocktail functions.

Daydream is one of 74 Islands that is situated in the Great Barrier Reef. This provides immediate access to the World-Heritage Marine Park and the surrounding islands that make up the Whitsundays.

The living reef is a 200-meter coral lagoon that wraps around the central building and holds more than 100 species of fish, rays, coral, and other reef creatures. Event organizers can arrange for a resident marine biologist to be a guest speaker, sharing their passion and knowledge of the reef. Groups of six can participate in a new experience of snorkeling the living reef with a marine biologist.

Daydream Island Resort’s event space will cater to major events and conferences, yet still provide a personal touch. Special events from cocktail parties to gala dinners can be catered for across a large range of indoor and outdoor event locations, with weddings continuing to play a part in the story of Daydream Island Resort. For more info, visit daydreamisland.com.

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