Activities - Things To Do Airlie Beach

You can enjoy all the fun of the Whitsundays with our half day activities. Half day tours are great if you are limited on time, or if you're just trying to fill in a morning or afternoon with a little extra fun. Half day tours include scenic flights, aerial adventures, on-land exploration and short island excursions! Choose from a variety of tours that are short on time, but never short on fun.

From the creek to the cape, explore the hidden gems of the Whitsunday Coast in one adventure-filled day!

  • Experience the Whitsundays off the beaten track highlights
  • Relax at Cedar Creek Falls and Frog Rock Beach
  • Visit the Whitsunday Gold Coffee Plantation and Cape Gloucester Resort
  • Perfect for all travellers eager to see the pristine mainland sites!
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Explore the bays of Airlie Beach with this unique and thrilling experience!

  • Climb aboard Pioneer Adventures’ one-of-a-kind inflatable banana boat for 30-minutes of pure adrenaline!
  • Perfect for groups and families.
  • Led by the force of a powerful jet ski.
  • Experience the crystal clear waters and get a unique point of view of Airlie Beach at thrilling speeds.
  • Hold on tight and get ready to get wet and wild!
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Enjoy the double the thrills for just $20 extra with Pioneer Adventures’ Jet Boat and Banana Boat Combo!

  • Cheap thrills: for an extra $20 you can do 30-minute Jet Boat tour and 20 minute Banana Boat ride!
  • Live like a daredevil as the 30-minute Jet Boat tour gets your adrenaline pumping with 360s, 180s, drifts and nosedives.
  • Feel the fresh salt air rustle through your hair as the Banana Boat zooms over the beautiful blue waters of Airlie Beach
  • Family friendly fun for groups!
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See life in technicolour with Pioneer Adventures' family friendly 70 minute Glass Bottom Boat Tour over the Great Barrier Reef.

  • 70 minute Glass Bottom Boat tour with expert and entertaining commentary on vibrant marine life and coral structures
  • Departs from Airlie Beach and explores the most beautiful reefs found on and around the Gateway and the Great Barrier Reef
  • Get as close as possible to the Great Barrier Reef’s kaleidoscope of colour without getting wet!
  • Play ‘I Spy’ with the family as you try to spot the rainbow of fish, turtles, rays playing amongst vibrant gardens of hard and soft coral
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GSL: Whitehaven Beach Club
FROM: $99
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SingleDay

Experience the Whitsundays like never before as you travel with speed and comfort with Whitehaven Beach Club! 

  • Take a stable, speedy and fun ride aboard a modern catamaran to tropical paradise.
  • Optimise your time at the famous Whitehaven Beach and revel in the natural wonder!
  • Have fun in the sun with stand-up paddleboarding, beach volleyball and sun umbrellas! 
  • Choose from flexible tour add-ons including snorkelling, and smorgasbord lunch - Prices listed below.

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 Free Cancellation - Up To 24 Hours Before Departure.

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Skydive Whitehaven Beach
FROM: $795
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The ULTIMATE THRILL. Skydive over Unesco World Heritage site Whitehaven Beach, while free falling at 220kms per hour! 

  • Skydive in one of the top places in the world
  • 60 seconds of free fall for the ultimate thrill
  • Take in the amazing views of the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef
  • Enjoy up to 2 hours relaxing on Whitehaven Beach following the jump
  • Scenic Cruise back to Airlie Beach including sunset in the Islands
  • Exclusive Video and Photo package included in jump price

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Skydive Airlie Beach
FROM: $269
SingleDay

Check out the area in the most extreme way possible! While free falling at 220kms per hour! 

  • Skydive in one of the top places in the world
  • 60 seconds of free fall for the ultimate thrill
  • Take in the amazing views of the Whitsundays and Great Barrier Reef
  • Groups of 4-7 people receive an additional $20 off per person
  • Groups of 8-14 people receive an additional $40 off per person

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Airlie Beach Skydivers
FROM: $299
SingleDay

Skydive over the Whitsunday Islands for a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Drop out of a plane and parachute back down to earth.

  • Make memories to last a lifetime by enjoying this exhilarating experience
  • 60 seconds freefall from 14,000ft and experience the rush and thrill of skydiving!
  • One of the most extreme and amazing experiences you will ever have
  • One of the best places in the world to skydive

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 Free Cancellation - Up To 24 Hours Before Departure.

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Welcome aboard the "Reel Deal!" The longest established fishing tour in the Whitsundays.

  • Spend a day fishing on a 7.5m custom charter boat
  • Fast, comfortable ride to best fishing grounds around
  • Target pelagic fish such as Giant Trevally, Queen Fish, Mackerel, plus more!
  • Target reef fish such as Coral Trout, Cod, Sweet Lip and many other varieties.

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 Free Cancellation - Up To 24 Hours Before Departure.

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Fish the best spots of the outer Great Barrier Reef with the Whitsundays' longest established fishing tour! 

  • Spend a day fishing on a 12m custom charter boat
  • Fast, comfortable ride to best fishing grounds around
  • Target pelagic fish such as Giant Trevally, Queen Fish, Mackerel, plus more!
  • Target reef fish such as Coral Trout, Cod, Sweet Lip and many other varieties.

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 Free Cancellation - Up To 24 Hours Before Departure.

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Falls to Paradise
FROM: $149
SingleDay

For a short day full of adventure, check out the latest in land tours on Falls to Paradise!

  • Great for those short on time and wanting an inclusive, worry-free experience!
  • Swim in the clear, dazzling pools of Cedar Creek Falls like a local.
  • Embark on a guided eco-walk with your local tour leader.
  • Indulge in a complimentary lunch and drink at the scenic Northerlies Bar & Grill!
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Short on time in paradise? Our half day afternoon cruise will tickle your fancy! Sit back and relax as Cruise Whitsundays takes you on a journey to the dazzling white sands of Whitehaven Beach!

  • Relax on one of the world's best beaches!
  • Enjoy a half day cruise, leaving you plenty of time to explore
  • Cruise through the nearby islands, enjoying some of the most peaceful and remote locations in the area!
  • Unwind and relax on the white sandy shores, and swim in the cool blue water
  • Simply the best way to see Whitehaven Beach if you're short on time
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Short on time but still want to soak up the best of the Whitsundays? Cruise Whitsundays will take you on a whirlwind adventure to the dazzling shores of Whitehaven Beach. Jump on board!

  • Relax at one of the world's best beaches!
  • Enjoy a half day cruise, leaving you plenty of time to explore
  • Cruise around the nearby islands and soak up peaceful and remote locations
  • Unwind on white sandy shores and paddle in the cool blue water
  • Explore with the confidence that you’re experiencing the best of Whitehaven Beach
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Ride your own Segway along the Whitsunday Bicentennial Boardwalk overlooking the pristine waters of Pioneer Bay.

  • One of the most innovative tours in the Whitsundays!
  • Cool, fun way to see Airlie Beach and its surroundings
  • Small group setting with local commentary 
  • Cruise though to Whitsunday Botanic Gardens and Cannonvale Beach

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 Free Cancellation - Up To 24 Hours Before Departure.

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The only Segway tour to operating from Airlie Beach that offers a unique and fun way to explore the spectacular rainforest

  • Unique tour that allows you to cruise in comfort!
  • See the native flora and fauna of the Whitsundays in Conway National Park
  • Stroll along the Great Whitsunday Walk and through the rainforest
  • Plenty of rest stops so you can enjoy your surroundings

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 Free Cancellation - Up To 24 Hours Before Departure.

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Bredl's Wild Farm
FROM: $80
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SingleDay

The ultimate bush experience with plenty of bite!

  • See Australian wildlife up close!
  • Opportunity to  hold a koala, snake and a baby crocodile
  • Gain plenty of insight about Australian wildlife
  • Great trip for the whole family
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This wakeboarding watersport tour provides the perfect adventure for thrill seekers!

  • Visit one of only 8 cable wake parks in Australia
  • Wakeboard and kneeboard instruction from your friendly coaches
  • Enjoy a delicious lunch while relaxing at the Lakeside Cafe
  • Courtesy return shuttle transfers from Airlie Beach to Mackay 
  • Tour includes your day pass, all equipment and instruction
  • Family Friendly!
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Whitsunday Crocodile Safari
FROM: $150
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SingleDay

See crocodiles in the wild in the Whitsundays!

  • The only wild crocodile tour in the Whitsundays
  • Venture into the estuaries and wetlands of the Whitsundays
  • See giant saltwater crocodiles up close - a unique Whitsundays experience
  • Also get to see native birds, mammals, reptiles and marine animals, including up to 150 estuarine crocodiles

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 Free Cancellation - Up To 24 Hours Before Departure.

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Pioneer Jet Whitsundays
FROM: $79
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SingleDay

Jump onboard and hold on for the ride of your life.

  • Our jetboat tour is the fastest trip around with a 380hp motor
  • Adrenalin packed ride with 180's, 360's, drifts and submarines
  • 30 minutes of wild fun!
  • Return transfers included
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