1800 550 751

Where to park in the Whitsundays

Airlie Beach Parking

For those who are driving to the Whitsundays and have booked a day or overnight trip, parking in Airlie Beach is something which needs to be considered, whether you are travelling in a car, 4 wheel drive or RV van.

Some accommodation places provide parking, which is great for when you are staying at a hotel, motel, hostel or Airbnb. However, many travellers do not organise a room for the period of time that they are on their trip, so are often left without somewhere to park. This is also the case for those who are staying in a campervan instead of traditional accommodation.

There is free parking in the region which is often patrolled, as well as a handful of paid parking areas, conveniently located near the Airlie Beach Main Street and in the Airlie Beach area. Other areas may be located at the shopping centres and accommodation houses.

If you leave your vehicle unattended in a no parking zone, or limited time parking, you risk getting a ticket, with fines starting at $113. Parking on the Airlie Beach main street is free, but limited to 1 hour only. Other areas of town, including the two marinas issue paid parking by the hour or by the day, depending on what is needed. If you are going on a day trip or overnight trip, the most convenient place to park your vehicle is Coral Sea Marina (formerly Abell Point Marina) car park or Port of Airlie car park, which is where tours depart from. 

Here is a break down of parking areas and pricing in Airlie Beach:

1. Woolworths car park

  • Covered car park in the middle of town, which allows parking for a daily maximum of 12 hours with 200 spots available
  • Pricing is as follows: 0 - 90 minutes Free; $3 per additional hour; $9 daily maximum for up to 12 hours

Parking at Woolworths

2. Waterson Way Temporary car park- opposite Woolworths car park

  • Uncovered/ unmarked car park free from 8am to 11pm  
  • 120 spaces
  • Easy access to the centre of town

Free Parking Airlie Beach

3.  Airlie Beach Hotel car park

  • Very close to town
  • 100+ spaces
  • Pricing is as follows: $2 per hour; $6 per 24 hours

4.  Airlie Beach Foreshore car park on Coconut Grove

  • 1-hour free parking
  • Parking for playground
  • 100 spots

Playground Parking Airlie Beach

5.  Whitsundays Sailing Club car park

  • 4-hour free parking
  • Parking for Boathaven Beach
  • 200 spots
  • Great local hangout

6.  Airlie Beach Lagoon car park

  • Uncovered in the centre of town
  • Near the Lagoon/playground/picnic tables
  • 100 spots
  • Pricing is as follows: $3 for 0-2 hours; $5 for 2-4 hours; $8 for 4-12 hours; $10 for 12-24 hours / $10 per day

Parking at Airlie Beach Lagoon

7.   Airlie Beach Foreshore car park on Broadwater Avenue 

  • Uncovered in the centre of town
  • Near the Lagoon/playground/picnic tables
  • 90 spots
  • Pricing is as follows: $3 for 0-2 hours; $5 for 2-4 hours; $8 for 4-12 hours; $10 for 12-24 hours / $10 per day

Little Beach Lagoon Parking

8.  Coral Sea Marina North car park (Formerly Abell Point Marina - Short Term)

  • Uncovered parking at the North Marina
  • No camping allowed/ 8 hour maximum
  • 60 spots
  • Pricing is as follows: $3 for 0-2 hours; $5 for 2-4 hours; $10 for 4-6 hours; $12 for 6-8 hours

Abell Point Marina Parking

9.  Coral Sea Marina South car park (Long Term)

  • Uncovered parking on the south side of Abell Point Marina
  • Long term parking available up to 1 month
  • 250 spots
  • Pricing is as follows: $3 for 0-2 hours; $5 for 2-4 hours; $8 for 4-12 hours; $10 for 12-24 hours / $10 per day; $10 per day for 1-7 days; $70 for 1 week, $100 for 2 weeks; $125 for 3 weeks; $150 for 30 days

(Parking without paying registration, parking in a non-designated parking area, and parking in a disabled bay without a permit results in a $55 fine)

Longterm Parking in Airlie Beach

10.  Coral Sea Marina Council owned car park

  • Uncovered parking in the middle of Abell Point Marina
  • Ability to park boats and trailers
  • 120 spots
  • Pricing is as follows: $3 for 0-2 hours; $5 for 2-4 hours; $8 for 4-12 hours; $10 for 12-24 hours / $10 per day

Abell Point Marina Parking

11. Cruise Whitsundays Maritime Terminal car park

  • Great for day boat parking
  • 7 minutes walk to downtown
  • 200 spaces
  • Near the Greyhound Bus Terminal
  • Pricing is as follow: $3 for 0-2 hours; $5 for 2-4 hours; $8 for 4-12 hours; $10 for 12-24 hours / $10 per day

Parking at the Cruise Whitsunday Marina Terminal

12. Port of Airlie

  • 7 minute walk into town
  • Overlooks the Port of Airlie Marina
  • 60 spots
  • Pricing is as follows: Free for first 30 minutes; $5 for 30 minutes - 2 hours; $7 for 2-4 hours; $11 for 4-12 hours; $16 for 12-24 hours

Port of Airlie Parking

13.  Whitsunday Art and Culture Centre (WACC) Car Park

  • 2-hour free parking
  • Parking off of the main street
  • 200 spots

14.  Shute Harbor Road - Side of road parking spaces

  • No restrictions on parking time
  • Parking spots are on the shoulder of the road
  • 50 spots
  • Parking is free

Shute Harbor Parking

If you are looking for Campervan Parking in Airlie Beach, check out this article.

Sara
Click To Chat

OUR BOATING EXPERTS
ARE READY TO HELP YOU

Quick Enquiry