Airlie Beach is the main hub of the Whitsundays. With shops, restaurants, hostels, hotels and supermarkets, it's the go-to place for most travelling to and from the islands on boat tours, private charters and day trips.
While the islands themselves have much on offer, it's a well known fact that Airlie Beach has phenomenal hiking and walking trails that make for a great way to spend time while on the mainland. We have listed some of our favourites below.
The Whitsundays is certainly a blessed part of the world, known as a portal to many natural wonders.
'It's more beautiful in real life. A must see. (In fact) everything about the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef is incredible. ' - Trip Advisor
This review is referring about the Heart Reef.
There are many well-known and well-loved beaches in the Whitsundays where people love to hang out, enjoy the sun and take in the stunning weather!
Beaches are found on both the mainland and on the islands, giving you plenty of different options if you’re looking for a day of relaxing in the sand. To reach island beaches, you will need to join a chartered boat tour or rent a boat of your own to reach them, as none of the islands are accessible by car. However - there are plenty surrounding Airlie Beach which can be easily reached and enjoyed when staying on the mainland. We’ve listed a few of our favourite to make your upcoming beach day a walk in the park!
The Whitsundays are an amazing place to enjoy a tropical vacation! People from all over the world flock here to join in on boating trips around the islands with tours ranging from 1-3 days that will take you to some of the best parts of the Whitsundays. There is plenty to do on the mainland and islands to fill time in between trips, with many things that won't cost you a dime! We have listed some of our favourite things to do in the Whitsundays that are free of charge to help you plan your upcoming trip.
The Whitsundays are a vacationers paradise with plenty to see and do during any length of stay in this amazing part of Queensland, Australia. Plenty of fun activities combined with amazing weather, great restaurants and of course, access to the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef Marine Park make the Whitsundays one of Australia's best kept secrets!
The Whitsundays is undoubtedly a popular fishing destination for angers with an endless avariety of tropical islands, reef drop offs along the Great Barrier Reef, esturaries and the famous barra of the Peter Faust (Proserpine) Dam.
The Whitsunday Islands, with their picturesque landscape, crystal blue water and stunning diversity of wildlife, has long been regarded as an international tourist destination. However, many visitors to the Whitsunday remain oblivious to the surrounding regional area, and some of the fantastic destinations and activities on offer.
If you're traveling together with a girlfriend, your sister, some good friends or even a hens party... this article is about to make it a bit easier for you to select the right boat for a few serene days on the water!