The vibrant resort town of Airlie Beach is the largest town on the Whitsunday Coast and the stepping off point for the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands, including Hamilton Island, Daydream Island and Palm Bay Resort, on Long Island.
A variety of day and overnight trips are available to the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsunday Islands (including the famous Whitehaven Beach), take a jetski or a kayak tour or chillax on a sailing trip – its all happening – as fast or as slow as you feel.
Airlie Beach is a thriving hub with the feel of an island resort, its main street is lined with cafes, bars and restaurants which offers a vibrant array of dining and nightlife. There is a variety of shops offering everything from souvenirs and postcards to clothing, jewellery and artworks.
Delve a little deeper into the Whitsundays and you will discover a hinterland with lush rainforest, walking trails, waterfalls and windswept promontories. Also a little further afield you will discover beautiful beaches at Hydeaway Bay, Dingo Beach and Conway Beach.
Cedar Creek Falls has year-round swimming hole with crashing falls and a beautiful natural amphitheatre of bushland surrounding them.
You can also walk the Great Whitsunday Walk, which hugs the skyline through the Conway National Park from Brandy Creek to Airlie Beach, and get up close and personal with any number of birds, lizards and plant varieties in one of Australia’s longest stretches of sub-tropical rainforest.