Airlie Beach

Framed by picturesque hills and glistening blue waters, Airlie Beach is the beautiful portal to the stunning Whitsundays Islands. A town with an energetic atmosphere that attracts travellers worldwide, Airlie Beach offers both relaxation and adventure.

Upon arrival into town, you're greeted with blue skies, roads shadowed by palm trees, and an endless horizon of islands. The main street is lined with amazing restaurants, bars, cafes, and shops, as well as places to book your Whitsunday tours

Airlie Beach shack huts bungalow Whitsunday Islands

Most tours exploring the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef depart from Coral Sea Marina, just a 2-minute drive from downtown Airlie Beach, making Airlie Beach an ideal layover destination. With a thriving nightlife, streets filled with Al Fresco dining and gift shops, there's no such thing as a dull moment. Offering a vibe reminiscent of an endless summer, with every day better than the last and a new adventure around every corner. 

Airlie Beach

Only a short drive out of town is the Conway National Park and an endless view of sugar cane fields. Swimming may be limited in the Coral Sea, but local inland waterfalls more than compensate. Cedar Creek Falls is a beautiful waterfall just 20-minutes from Airlie Beach; far from the crowds, this creek is a great spot to spend the afternoon. 

While visiting the area, pay homage to the traditional owners of the land; the Ngaro People. Airlie Beach is full of history and sprouting with Dreamtime stories. The Ngaro people have lived in what we know as the Whitsundays for over 8,000 years. It's important to acknowledge and celebrate their incredible culture and history while enjoying the Whitsundays!

Airlie Beach at sunset, Whitsunday Islands