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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Airlie Beach Hotel

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
From AU$205 - 350
At the Airlie Beach Hotel you are at the epicentre of Airlie Beach with easy access to the Great Barrier Reef, the Whitsunday Islands and their many attractions. The Airlie Beach Hotel offers majestic island and ocean views on one side and the main street of Airlie Beach on the other.

Mantra Boathouse Apartments

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
From AU$299 - 569
In the beautiful Airlie Beach, you will discover Mantra Boathouse Apartments. Located right along the waterfront you will be situated in the most perfect position to explore the Whitsunday’s and this diverse tropical pocket of Queensland.

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.

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort

Cannonvale, Whitsunday Area
From AU$39 - 650
BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort is truly 'Paradise found'. The region's most awarded resort holiday park, it's proudly famous for top quality accommodation from budget to spare no expense, for amazing facilities including a 13 slide waterpark, a multi purpose function room The Palm House, activities and for their incredibly helpful, infectiously happy and caring staff.

Island Gateway Holiday Park

Jubilee Pocket, Whitsunday Area
From AU$30 - 210
At Island Gateway Holiday Park in Airlie Beach Whitsundays you'll discover the wide 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.

Peppers Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
From AU$149.50 - 209.50
Located in Queensland’s famous Whitsundays, Peppers Airlie Beach offers majestic views over the Coral Sea and Whitsunday Passage. Featuring beautifully appointed One, Two and Three Bedroom Apartments with breathtaking ocean views, wide breezy balconies and intelligent design to enhance the tropical lifestyle of North Queensland.

Coral Sea Resort

Airlie Beach, Whitsunday Area
From AU$285 - 580
Positioned on the absolute ocean front and just a short stroll via seaside boardwalk to the enchanting Airlie Beach resort village; with its relaxed atmosphere and collection of eclectic shops and cafes;

Molle Island National Park camping

South Molle Island, Whitsunday Area
From AU$6.35 - 25.40
White sandy beaches, pockets of rainforest and pale blue waters make these picturesque inshore islands a wildlife refuge and a scenic retreat for nature lovers. Just off the coast at Airlie Beach, the islands and surrounding waters are protected in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area.

Bush Village Budget Cabins

Cannonvale, Whitsunday Area
From AU$35 - 185
The Bush Village Budget Cabins is a private block of self-contained cabins situated in Cannonvale 1.6 kilometres from the heart of Airlie Beach. The hotel has a tour booking office for Whitsunday sailing trips and day tours, liquor licence, barbecue area, free wi-fi, coin laundry and a communal kitchen lounge overlooking the outdoor pool.

Discovery Parks - Airlie Beach

Jubilee Pocket, Whitsunday Area
From AU$32 - 195
Discovery Parks - Airlie Beach (formally known as BIG4 Airlie Cove Resort and Caravan Park) is your gateway to the enchanting white sands of the Whitsunday Islands.  In a protected amphitheatre alongside the rainforest of Conway National Park, Discovery Parks - Airlie Beach is set against a tranquil, tropical paradise.
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