What is in Airlie Beach?
Many people heading out on an overnight sailing trip leaving from Airlie Beach, have never travelled to the Whitsunday region before, and therefore, have no idea what to expect.
The town of Airlie Beach is known as a ‘village-type’ region and is steadily increasing by size and population and now features not one, but three marinas for the expanding marine industry. In recent advances, Airlie Beach has received a main street makeover and upgrade, numerous new housing developments, accommodation and more retail complexes, including a new supermarket.
The township is still a popular spot for travellers, mainly backpackers, however during the peak travel season the region also attracts grey-nomads, students and other Aussies who are wanting to have a relaxing holiday. Therefore Airlie Beach is the perfect location with all facilities and amenities for all types of travellers.
- Whitsunday Coast/ Proserpine Airport
- Hamilton Island Airport
- Abell Point Marina
- Port of Airlie Marina
- Shute Harbour Marina
A number of accommodation types from exclusive to hostels surrounding the main street of Airlie beach. Some of these are located just outside of town so you can escape the crowds.
- Airport Transfers
- A fleet of taxis on hand
- Whitsunday Transit for bus transport
Just out of Airlie Beach, is Cannonvale which features two medium shopping centres which are located in walking distance or a short bus or taxi ride.
- Bottle Shops
- Convenience Store
- General Store
- Large variety of street front restaurants
- Shopping Centre (Woolworths in Airlie Beach)
- Takeaway including McDonalds, Subway, Hungry Jacks
- Steak House
- Pizza Store
- Fish & Chips
- Sports Clubs
- Asian Cuisine
- Sports Bars