Airlie Beach is the main launching pad for activities and adventures in the Whitsundays, and feels just as tropical as staying on an island, but with the conveniences of modern life like supermarkets, banks, restaurants and shopping. It is the epicentre of access to the Whitsunday islands and the Great Barrier Reef by day, and by night offers such an array of dining and nightlife that every night feels like a Saturday night!

Airlie Beach is the best place from which to plan your Whitsundays adventures. A vast majority of the day trips and overnight adventures around the islands and Great Barrier Reef use Airlie Beach as their base, so you'll find the greatest variety of tour options right here. You will find that there is a Whitsunday day trip to suit all budgets, departing from Airlie Beach.

You don’t need to step off dry land to indulge in the beauty of the Whitsundays region though. Just minutes from Airlie Beach, discover quiet, undiscovered coves, beaches and rainforest, and a diversity of landscapes so contrasting to the blues of the ocean.

The diverse beauty of the Whitsunday Coast is fun to explore and a good break from water based activities if needed. Even in wet weather (tropical green season is February/March) there are plenty of ways to keep amused on land if the ocean is too rough and wet.

There are so many to choose we can't list them all!  Here is a few of the 'must do's' that you should consider while you are visiting us:

The Main Street:
Airlie's main street has recently had an upgrade and is the central hub of The Whitsundays. Browse through the souvenir and clothing stores, enjoy a nice lunch, mingle at the local pubs or dance the night away at one of the bars and nightclubs.
The Lagoon:
Swim, play and relax at the Airlie Beach Lagoon Set right in the centre of vibrant Airlie Beach is the beautiful swimming lagoon surrounded by parkland overlooking the magnificent Coral Sea.
Day Tours:
Airlie Beach is the beating heart of the Whitsundays and the epicentre of access to the islands and the reef. Tour Booking Desks in Airlie Beach offer plenty of day tour options that let you explore the beauty of the Whitsunday Islands.
Airlie Beach is home to two beautiful beaches - so dip your toes in the sand and swim, play and relax.
Indulging in delectable food and wine in gorgeous surrounds is a big part of the Whitsundays experience. Restaurants in Airlie Beach cater to every taste with fresh seafood and local produce featuring on the menus...a pure delight for your taste buds!
Whether it is a cold beer, a tropical cocktail, an exquisite rum selection, a game of pool or live entertainment that you are after - Airlie Beach has got it all.
Experience the natural beauty of Airlie Beach and explore its picturesque surrounds. Nestled in the Conway National Park, Airlie Beach offers a range of walking trails, wildlife adventures and scenic drives.
Hire a Sailing Boat:
Ever dreamed of skippering your own yacht and sailing away into a Whitsunday sunset? Airlie Beach is home to a very large fleet of yachts, catamarans and power boats that you can hire to skipper yourself. Known as 'bareboating' the experience is like a houseboat, or a caravan on water and a fabulous holiday experience you'll never forget!
Fishing in Airlie Beach is a very abundant and often rewarding business. The rich warm tropical waters are the breeding grounds and food source for an enormous array of marine creatures, including some of the best table fish and crustaceans in the country. Whether you have got a boat or not, there are plenty of options for a big catch!
Sporting Activites:
The beauty of the Whitsunday Coast and Islands is diverse, colourful and plentiful and the perfect playground for adventurous visitors. Go mountain biking, hike through lush rainforest, wind down with a game of golf, go sailing, fishing, kayaking... and enjoy many more activities on offer.
Bi Centenial Walkway:
Hugged by the turquoise waters of the Coral Sea, this boardwalk winds its way from Airlie Beach to Abell Point Marina and ends in Cannonvale Beach.