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Airlie Beach is a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsundays but with many scenic walks and beautiful beaches, it is also a great place to spend some time.
Wander along the beach and take in the scenery. This is one of Australia’s prettiest coastal areas, with crystal-clear blue-green waters, white sandy beaches, and tropical rain forests. Pack some lunch, stock up on water, and tackle the Great Whitsunday Walk. It goes for several miles but tracks are well-maintained and there are plenty of spots to rest and relax. For some of the most scenic walks in the area, head to Hill Inlet. You’re likely to see local wildlife and will get a stunning view of Whitehaven Beach from the hilltop.
Make your way back to town and cool off in the lagoon. This is Airlie’s main swimming area as large numbers of stinging jellyfish mean beaches are off limits during the warmer months.
Those out to better explore the area should rent out a jet ski or kayak and look around the area. Adventurers can go diving on the Great Barrier Reef. Local companies cater for pros and novices alike, and you’ll get to see some of the world’s most amazing marine creatures. Fishing fans will find some great spots on land or you can jump aboard a charter boat and head out to sea. Leisure seekers will find fully-catered yacht trips to destinations all around the region.
Airlie Beach is a tropical destination with a lovely, local atmosphere. Walk around and admire the stunning scenery, cruise out to the Reef, or find yourself a comfy patch of sand and relax.
This family-friendly Cannonvale hotel is located by the ocean, within a 15-minute walk of Cannonvale Beach and Bicentennial Park. Airlie Beach Lagoon and Abell Point Marina are also within 1 mi (2 km).
Situated in Cannonvale, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Bicentennial Park and Cannonvale Beach. Abell Point Marina and Airlie Beach Lagoon are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Located in the heart of Airlie Beach, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Port of Airlie and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Abell Point Marina and Cannonvale Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Located in the heart of Airlie Beach, this resort is within a 15-minute walk of Airlie Beach Lagoon and Port of Airlie. Abell Point Marina and Cannonvale Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Situated near the beach, this luxury aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Port of Airlie and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Abell Point Marina and Cannonvale Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).
Located in Airlie Beach, this beachfront apartment is on the boardwalk and within 1 mi (2 km) of Abell Point Marina and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Cannonvale Beach and Port of Airlie are also within 2 mi (3 km).
Situated near the beach, this caravan park/campground is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Port of Airlie and within 3 mi (5 km) of Airlie Beach Lagoon and Abell Point Marina. Cannonvale Beach and Bicentennial Park are also within 3 mi (5 km).
This family-friendly Jubilee Pocket caravan park/campground is within 2 mi (3 km) of Port of Airlie and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Abell Point Marina is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) away.