The beautiful topography of Daydream Island, and its accessibility to both the mainland and the Great Barrier Reef make it a jewel amongst the 74 islands of the Whitsundays. Indeed, the island originally known as West Molle has beguiled many over the years. First to see its tourism…

History

The beautiful topography of Daydream Island, and its accessibility to both the mainland and the Great Barrier Reef make it a jewel amongst the 74 islands of the Whitsundays. Indeed, the island originally known as West Molle has beguiled many over the years.

 

First to see its tourism potential were adventurers Paddy and Connie Murray who bought the island in 1932 for two hundred pounds, erecting six tin sheds for accommodation and renaming it Day Dream after their yacht. It changed hands again for two thousand pounds in 1941, and its fame really started to grow when it became part of the Ansett airline empire in 1947. A series of colourful entrepreneurs stamped their own unique flair on the island in ensuing years; with hundreds of millions spent on major redevelopment.  From the early 2000s until recently, Daydream was owned by former world water-ski champion and vitamin king, Vaughan Bullivant. In March 2015, Daydream Island was acquired by CCIG – China Capital Investment Group, a major conglomerate with Headquarters in Shanghai who intend to invest and transform Daydream yet again, taking it to new heights as a world-class, unique resort facility.

 

 


 

There’s no other island quite like Daydream, on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. With a fringing reef a mere flipper’s kick from the beach and a Living Reef on the island itself, it’s an incredible place to not only live and learn about one of the world’s greatest natural wonders, but to experience it first hand.

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