City Guide Airlie Beach, Australia

Visiting Airlie Beach

The main gateway to the Whitsundays, Airlie Beach is one of the most popular stops on the east coast of Australia and attracts backpackers in their droves all year round.

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Airlie Beach City Reviews

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    Airlie Beach

    Airline is a wonderful town, so beautiful. I could happily come back here and it's the gateway to the Whitsundays which is just paradise!

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    Airlie Beach

    Airlie beach is a great place to stay before and after a trip out to the Whitsunday islands. its nice and small with everything conveniently on one main street.

    Insider Tip:Make sure you check out the lagoon for some sunbathing and relaxing during the day. Water is warm, grassy areas to relax. Really good place to unwind.

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    Perfect accomodation

    We stayed for one night in one bungalow, and it was very comfortable and clean. The location is perfect, and the crew attention super friendly. I recommend it 100%

    Insider Tip:Enjoy this wanderful place!!

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    Friendly Town

    Airlie Beach is a town that know how to have fun. I was lucky to be here in SEptember, great time of year with beautiful sunny days and cooler nights.

    Insider Tip:Make sure you go sailing!

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    Do not book a sailing trip for three days/two nights!

    Airlie Beach does not have a beach for swimming, only a very nice lagoon. We did a three days sailing trip and you can safe the money and do something different. The sailing boats are really small, just two toilets and after three times snorkeling you get bored. There is no adventure at all and if it is raining you will wish to be back in Airlie as soon as you can. The only thing you really need to see is Whitehaven Beach and you can book a day tour instead of boring sailing tour.

    Insider Tip:Book a scenic flight over Great Barrier Reef - breathtaking and the most amazing thing to do

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