Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach is at the heart of the Whitsundays mainland and the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. It’s a vibrant coastal nook where everyone feels like they’re on holidays 24-7.

Things to do in Airlie Beach

Feel the sand between your toes at Cannonvale, Shingley, Airlie or Boathaven Beaches or meander along the Bicentennial Boardwalks. You can step it up with hiking or mountain biking in Conway National Park, including the Conway Circuit.

Try stand-up-paddleboarding or pick up the pace and hop on board a jet-ski tour. Back on land, jump on a Segway or bike and ride along the water front.

Looking to get wet? Board a day trip, overnight cruise or private charter to the Whitsunday Islands from Abell Point Marina, the Port of Airlie or Shute Harbour. And, within minutes you’ll be snorkelling and diving on the Great Barrier Reef.

Prefer to stay on the mainland? Hire a car and explore inland to discover the flowing waters of Cedar Creek Falls.

Where to stay

From backpacker and budget hostels to luxury five-star resorts, you’ll be able to find the right place to call home during your stay in Airlie Beach. Show me more accommodation options.

How to get there

Proserpine Airport

Fly with major commercial airlines like Jetstar, Virgin Australia and Tiger Air to Proserpine Airport, just a 10-minute drive from the township of Proserpine and a 30-minute drive from Airlie Beach.

Proserpine Airport receives direct flights from Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. So, getting to Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays Coast couldn’t be any easier.

Drive from Cairns

Prefer a road trip? Drive south from Cairns and through Townsville and smaller coastal towns. It’s a 7.5-hour drive, but the coastal scenery is absolutely stunning along the Pacific Coast way.

Plan your holiday

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Sunlit Waters Studio Apartments

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
From AU$135 - 155
Sunlit Waters Studio Apartments provides the best views, prices and location in Airlie beach and is the gateway to 74 Islands. The view is spectacular at sunset overlooking Coral Seas Marina and Pioneer Bay where you can relax either in the stand-up pool or from your apartment balcony and take in the breath taking views of the Coral Sea as it changes colours.

Pinnacles Resort

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
From AU$260 - 750
Pinnacles Resort is the ultimate luxury self-contained accommodation situated in Airlie Beach, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands. Pinnacles will simply indulge your senses from every view point, with 29 stylish tropical uniquely designed and tastefully decorated one, two and three bedroom self-contained apartments.

Palm Bay Resort

Whitsundays, Whitsunday Area
From AU$229 - 600
Palm Bay Resort is a beautiful boutique resort nestled in the neck of Long Island, one of the stunning islands of the Great Barrier Reef. With their very own secluded private cove Palm Bay offers spacious Balinese inspired villas with extensive views to the Whitsunday passage and Coral Sea.

Heart Hotel and Gallery Whitsundays

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
From AU$200 - 500
Heart Hotel and Gallery Whitsundays, opened November 2016, is destined to become an iconic landmark in luxury, boutique, upscale hotel accommodation in the Whitsundays. Hunt Design Architects have captured the essence of a tropical Queenslander with an impeccable design that is elegant and timeless.

Kipara Tropical Rainforest Retreat

Jubilee Pocket, Whitsunday Area
From AU$32 - 150
Kipara Tropical Rainforest Retreat is located on an immense property and surrounded by lush tropical rainforest. They offer a wide range of facilities that caters superbly to both the overnight traveller and the short term resident.

Island Gateway Holiday Park

Jubilee Pocket, Whitsunday Area
From AU$30 - 210
At Island Gateway Holiday Park in Airlie Beach Whitsundays we have a range of accommodation styles to suit all types of holiday experiences. From camp sites and camp-o-tels, to Deluxe Spa and Tropical Villas, you will find the perfect place to relax after a day of sightseeing around the beautiful Whitsundays and Airlie Beach.

Airlie Court Holiday Units

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
From AU$135 - 290
New King size beds and contemporary new furnishings with the same old fashioned service and affordability. Airlie Court Holiday Units offers you a value for money stay that reflects the spirit of the Whitsundays in the very centre of Airlie Beach.

Whitsunday Waterfront Apartments

Cannonvale, Whitsunday Area
From AU$150 - 170
Whitsunday Waterfront Apartments are located on the beachfront in a quiet, peaceful area of the spectacular Whitsunday Coast. The self-contained two bedroom or studio units are clean, comfortable, spacious and affordable and you can relax on your own private balcony overlooking the park or the Coral Sea.

Airlie Beach Hotel

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
From AU$129 - 450
Located on the Esplanade, in the centre of Airlie Beach, the Airlie Beach Hotel has long been Airlie’s favourite venue for those in pursuit of kicking back with ice cold refreshments and quality, casual dining.

BIG4 Whitsundays Tropical Eco Resort

Flametree, Whitsunday Area
From AU$139.00 - 250.00
BIG4 Whitsundays Tropical Eco Resort is nestled in the Whitsunday's tropical rainforest of Conway National park. Brand new (April 2019) two bedroom Eco Lodges will comfortably accommodate four to six guests and are tastefully designed and decorated to enhance the nature beauty of the Conway National Park.
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