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TODAY SHOW live broadcast from Airlie Beach, Whitsundays 4:41pm, Wed 01 Jun 2016

Channel 9's TODAY Show broadcast live from Airlie Beach in the Whitsundays on 1 June, showcasing the beautiful beaches and exciting activities on offer in the Whitsundays. The residents and visitors flocked to the beach to see presenters Karl Stefanovic, Lisa Wilkinson, Sylvia Jeffreys, Richard Wilkins and Timmy Gilbert arrived in Airlie Beach on Tuesday afternoon to make the most of the warm Whitsundays weather.
Enjoying an adrenalin-fuelled thrill ride on board a jet boat, the TODAY team got drenched and had a ball while seeing the sights from the water, before sipping on cocktails and  watching the gorgeous Whitsundays sunset from Coral Sea Resort.

The Great Barrier Reef was the setting for some spectacular snorkelling and exploring by TODAY show reporter Aislin Kriukelis on the pontoon at Hardy Reef, easily accessible from Airlie Beach.

Beginning the live broadcast from a bareboat just off the beach bear the Airlie Beach foreshore this morning, Timmy opened the show as the weather cleared to reveal a stunning sunrise over the water.

A colourful crowd turned up to cheer on the TODAY team as they raced jet skis, competed for the title of quickest mud crab cracker and rivalled blues v maroons on day one of state of origin, Timmy and Karl battled it out on the jetskis and cut a spectacular cake created by a local cake maker in honour of Timmy Gilbert's massive twenty years on Channel 9.

Tourism Whitsundays CEO, Mr Craig Turner, was thrilled with the opportunity to highlight the range of activities and experiences on offer in the Whitsundays.

"The Whitsundays is one of Australia's most stunning destinations, and we are particularly proud to welcome the TODAY show team here in the region, We would like to thank our partners Tourism and Events Queensland, Whitsunday Regional Council and our local members for their support in making this broadcast possible." He said today.

Escape the cold this winter and visit the sunshine and warm waters of the 74 island wonders of the Whitsundays. #whitsundaysinmay for more ideas..
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