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Airlie Beach

Travel Guide
Airlie Beach Lagoon which includes general coastal views, a luxury hotel or resort and tropical scenes

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.

Where to stay in Airlie Beach

Mantra Club Croc
Mantra Club Croc
3.5 out of 5
240 Shute Harbour Road, Cannonvale, QLD
The price is ¥10,926 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Situated by the ocean, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Bicentennial Walkway and 1.5 mi (2.3 km) from Airlie Beach Lagoon. Whitsunday Shopping Centre and Turtle ...
4.1/5Very Good! (399 reviews)
"Lovely surrounds but a little dated Pool Delux room was not ground floor overlooking concrete building slight view of pool . Disappointing ! But Ebony from the dining was a shining light and so happy to see and look after us"

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Mantra Club Croc
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 ¥10,999 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
Located in the heart of Airlie Beach, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Port of Airlie and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Boathaven Beach and Airlie Beach Market are ...
4.4/5Excellent! (808 reviews)
"Nice place to stay."

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

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 ¥16,407 per night from Aug 10 to Aug 10
Located in Airlie Beach, this beachfront hotel is in the city center and within a 10-minute walk of Boathaven Beach and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Port of Airlie and ...
4.2/5Very Good! (691 reviews)
"Friendly check in and beautiful views"

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2021

Airlie Beach Hotel
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 ¥11,659 per night from Aug 9 to Aug 9
Offering direct access to the beach, this Airlie Beach apartment building is in the city center and within 1 mi (2 km) of Port of Airlie and Airlie Beach Lagoon. ...
4/5Very Good! (506 reviews)

Reviewed on Apr 19, 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
Situated near the beach, this luxury aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Conway National Park and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Boathaven Beach and Airlie Beach Market ...
4.2/5Excellent! (68 reviews)
"Our stay was fantastic! We loved the resort, the location and the staff were amazing, especially Stephanie who provided us with so many wonderful recommendations. Thank you for making our stay so fantastic. We will definitely be back."

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2021

Club Wyndham Airlie Beach
at Whitsunday Vista Holiday Apartments
at Whitsunday Vista Holiday Apartments
3.5 out of 5
1 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach, QLD
The price is ¥12,832 per night from Aug 8 to Aug 8
This family-friendly Airlie Beach aparthotel is located by the ocean, within 1 mi (2 km) of Port of Airlie and Airlie Beach Lagoon. Cannonvale Beach and Shute ...
3.8/5Good! (672 reviews)
"Great view. A short walk into town. Staff were always helpful."

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

at Whitsunday Vista Holiday 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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