Airlie Beach is the gateway to the beautiful Whitsunday Islands.

About Airlie Beach

  • Area: 3.2 kilometres square
  • Location: 20.26769. 148.71496
  • Elevation: 31 metres
  • Founded: 1936
  • Population: 1208 (2016 census)
  • Postcode: 4802

Airlie Beach is the gateway to the beautiful Whitsunday Islands.  This coastal town has a fun, carefree vibe.   Boating and sailing are fantastic due to the stunning turquoise waters.  Visitors are spoiled with beautiful weather and 74 beautiful islands to explore.

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Marinas

Airlie Beach has three marinas

Things to do 

Airlie Beach offers fantastic things to do, starting with sailing the beautiful turquoise waters of the Whitsunday Islands.  Then, take a scenic flight over Heart Reef for great photo opportunities.  Next, join a tour of the stunning Whitehaven Beach and take in Hill Inlet’s views.

There is a free lagoon for visitors, free BBQs, and foreshore walks.   Head to Paddy’s Shenanigans for live music and the main street for some retail therapy.

Then, go skydiving and ocean rafting and explore one of the beautiful Whitsunday Islands.

Where to Stay

There are various accommodation options to suit all budgets and preferences. Here are some of the top hotels and resorts:

Coral Sea Resort

Coral Sea Resort is a luxurious resort located on the waterfront. It offers stunning ocean views and is known for its top-notch amenities and services.

Peppers

Peppers is a stylish and modern resort. It’s known for its comfortable rooms and great location.

Airlie Beach Hotel

Is a budget-friendly option that offers comfortable rooms and great amenities. Its central location makes it a convenient option for travellers.

Airlie Beach Frequently asked Questions 

Q. Where is Airlie Beach?

A.1110 kilometres north of Brisbane and 624 kilometres south of Cairns. On the east coast of Queensland, Australia.

Q. How to get to Airlie Beach

A. Visitors can arrive by bus, train, plane, or car. All the major Australian airlines fly to Hamilton Island Airport or the Whitsunday Coast Airport.

Q How to get to Airlie Beach from Melbourne

A. From Melbourne, you can fly to both Proserpine and Hamilton Island. You can also take a train or a bus, and of course, you can also self-drive. Melbourne is 2389 kilometres south.

Q. How to get to Airlie Beach from Sydney

A. From Sydney, you can fly to both Hamilton Island and Proserpine. You can also take a train or a bus, and of course, you can also self-drive. Sydney is 1897 kilometres south.

Q. What is the closest airport to Airlie Beach?

A. Visitors can choose between Hamilton Island and Whitsunday Coast Airport.

Q. What to do in Airlie Beach

A. There is a fantastic range of things to do, including boat tours, sailing, skydiving, hiking, and kayaking.

Q. Can you swim at Airlie Beach?

A. Yes, visitors can swim in the lagoon and at one of the beautiful Whitsunday Islands.

Whitsunday Islands