Airlie Beach: Party Nightlife
Airlie Beach is described as a notorious party town with its bustling street life, colourful atmosphere and relaxed locals, and it is easy to see why the region is a backpacker mecca and the first-choice holiday destination for the younger crowd.
Consisting of one main street, Airlie Beach has been described as a similar town to Byron Bay, but in a league of its own when it comes to the perfect combination of partying, socialising, relaxing and activities.
So what is in the main street? Everything you will need! There is a number of different hostels, depending on what you are after, a strip of restaurants and cafes, some great take away food options and of course a great variety of different bars and nightclubs.
The street is almost always lively and at different times of the day you can find buskers, music and open mic gigs as well as community markets every Saturday morning. But it is at night when the entire street comes alive with live music, busy restaurants, beer gardens and groups of happy travellers and locals.
The town also has some special features including a tuk-tuk service, aqua duck bus and amazing swimming lagoon in the main street overlooking the water.
The main street is the perfect place to play and stay, but if you are wanting to escape the crowds each evening, there are also plenty of motels and hotels to stay in around the town.
When visitors are soaking up the atmosphere of the main street, there is a huge variety of day and overnight sailing trips to choose from.