Airlie Beach Pocket Guide

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As a launch pad to the stunning Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef, Airlie Beach attracts the bulk of travellers exploring the east coast of Australia, which has led to it becoming much more than just a stopover town. Its main thoroughfare is Shute Harbour Road, and here you'll find everything that this small town has to offer. You'll also encounter countless tour companies dealing in wild adventures at sea during the day include sailing, snorkeling, scuba-diving, kayaking and speed boating, while on dry land an equally wild nightlife awaits you. But the main attractions here are the breathtaking Whitsunday Islands. You can choose from a host of multi-day cruises which bring you all around this UNESCO World Heritage site and also to jewel in the crown, Whitehaven Beach. Explore this region and you'll leave thinking you've just seen paradise. You won't be far wrong.

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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Find out what restaurants are best value for money and what are the local specialties.
  • Don't Miss A list of the best local attractions and places worth visiting whilst in Airlie Beach.
  • Budget Tips Insider tips on how to save money or what to do when you don't have any!
  • A day in Airlie Beach... Only have one day to spare? We give you our ultimate day in Airlie Beach.

Airlie Beach City Reviews

  • 60%


    Just for whitsundays and party

    Nice, small place. Not too much going on there. So it is cool to be there one day before and one day after your whitsunday trip. Gets pretty boring soon after that.

  • 80%


    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!

  • 80%


    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.

  • 80%


    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!!

  • 90%


    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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