Airlie Beach, Whitsundays
Airlie Beach, a tourist town situated on the Whitsunday Coast, is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and 74 magical islands.
The town is not only the home to some 8000 locals who enjoy the natural beauty of the region with the reef and islands nearby, but it also attracts a huge number of travellers annually from around the world.
Because of this Airlie Beach has certainly become a tourism-based township and features a large number of different tours and activities to suit all travellers.
The most popular thing to do while in Airlie Beach is without a doubt, jump on an overnight sailing trip and head out around the islands and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park.
As the gateway to the islands and reef, all day and overnight tours depart from the marinas in Airlie Beach and return at the same location. Other tours such as diving trips, scenic flights and courses also depart from Airlie Beach.
In terms of accommodation, transport and public facilities, Airlie Beach has it all and everything that travellers need is located in the main street itself.
When it comes to choosing accommodation, Airlie has plenty of backpacker hostels, apartments, resorts, motels and hotels as well as bed and breakfasts.
Within the main street, there are supermarkets nearby, dentists, doctors, hairdressers and more as well plenty of retail outlets.
Airlie has a great variety of food takeaway places, cafes, restaurants, pubs and convenience stores to suit everyone’s tastes and budget.
There is also buses, taxis and public facilities including phones, parks, footpaths and shaded areas.
The highlights of Airlie are its incredible lagoon, Bicentennial Walkway and bushwalking opportunities in the State Forests.