Airlie Beach

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Airlie Beach Lagoon which includes general coastal views, tropical scenes and swimming

Enjoy picture-perfect water, lie on the soft white sand, or take a cruise around one of Australia’s most beautiful coastal beaches.

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.

Colonial Palms Motor Inn
Colonial Palms Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
2 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach, QLD
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is £79 per night from 29 Jan to 30 Jan
Located in the heart of Airlie Beach, this motel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Port of Airlie, Airlie Beach Market and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Boathaven Beach and ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (852 reviews)
"Walking distance to the port/cruise."

Reviewed on 12 Jan 2022

Colonial Palms Motor Inn
Airlie Beach Hotel
Airlie Beach Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Corner The Esplanade and Coconut Grove, Airlie Beach, QLD
The price is £132 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
Located in Airlie Beach, this beachfront hotel is in the city centre and within 2 mi (3 km) of Boathaven Beach, Airlie Beach Market and Airlie Beach Lagoon. ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (746 reviews)
"Very good location and easy access to everything"

Reviewed on 6 Jan 2022

Airlie Beach Hotel
at Water's Edge Resort
at Water's Edge Resort
4 out of 5
4 Golden Orchid Drive, Airlie Beach, QLD
The price is £185 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
This family-friendly Airlie Beach hotel is located by the ocean, within a 10-minute walk of Airlie Beach Lagoon and Boathaven Beach. Airlie Beach Market and ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (806 reviews)
"We liked the place. It was just a bit unclean/dusty in the room. Curtains need updating"

Reviewed on 28 Dec 2021

at Water's Edge Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
at Boathaven Bay Holiday Apartments
at Boathaven Bay Holiday Apartments
4 out of 5
440 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, QLD
The price is £79 per night from 1 Feb to 2 Feb
With direct access to the beach, this Airlie Beach apartment building is in the city centre and within 2 mi (3 km) of Port of Airlie, Airlie Beach Market and ...
4/5 Very Good! (518 reviews)
"The apartment was clean and well maintained. Not as modern as I was hoping though"

Reviewed on 24 Oct 2021

at Boathaven Bay Holiday Apartments
Club Wyndham Airlie Beach
Club Wyndham Airlie Beach
4.5 out of 5
Mount Whitsunday Drive, Airlie Beach, QLD
The price is £116 per night from 21 Feb to 22 Feb
Situated near the beach, this luxury aparthotel is within 2 mi (3 km) of Conway National Park, Airlie Beach Lagoon, and Airlie Beach Market. Port of Airlie is ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (83 reviews)
"Good views. Spacious unit. Internet could not be accessed."

Reviewed on 19 Jan 2022

Club Wyndham Airlie Beach
at Blue Horizon Resort Apartments
at Blue Horizon Resort Apartments
4.5 out of 5
3 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach, QLD
The price is £145 per night from 30 Jan to 31 Jan
This family-friendly Airlie Beach hotel is located by the ocean, within a 15-minute walk of Port of Airlie and Boathaven Beach. Airlie Beach Market and Airlie ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (216 reviews)
"Great location"

Reviewed on 15 Oct 2021

at Blue Horizon Resort Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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