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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.

Whitsundays Creek to Cape Day Tour
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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 cultural side and discover the true traditions of Cedar Creek Falls!

  • Learn about the Indigenous Australian history of Cedar Creek Falls
  • A guided tour led by an Indigenous tour guide
  • Swim in the freshwater lagoon and explore the rock pools
  • Perfect for small groups, families and friends!
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Admire the beauty of the Whitsundays on this extraordinary bush walk through National Park!

  • An exciting cultural tour led through the Australian bush
  • Learn about traditional medicine and local bush tucker 
  • Discover Dreamtime stories and participate in a Welcome to Country ceremony
  • Take in scenic views of the Daydream Island and its surroundings
  • Ideal for small groups, families and friends!
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Cruise out to Whitehaven Beach for a morning filled with silica sands, seamless island time and dazzling swims!

  • Swift and stable vessel that cruises directly to the world-renowned Whitehaven Beach
  • Enjoy up to 2.5 hours of free beach time
  • Air-conditioned comfort, panoramic rooftop viewing deck, and full bar service onboard
  • Perfect half-day adventure for families, couples, backpackers and grey nomads short on time!
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Experience the magic of Eungella National Park and Finch Hatton Gorge on this epic Platypus and Waterfall Tour from Airlie Beach!

  • See real life platypus in the wild
  • Soak in the beauty of Eungella National Park, the oldest stretch of sub-tropical rainforest in Australia
  • Swim in the Araluen waterfall and Wheel of Fire cascades at Finch Hatton Gorge
  • Great day out of Airlie for nature lovers! Suitable for all ages
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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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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!

Please note that this tour is no longer operating. Alternatively, if you're chasing the thrill then check out Pioneer's Jet Boat Ride!

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Explore the Whitsundays on a leisurely, eco-friendly water bike adventure from either Shingley Beach or Shute Harbour!

  • Guided water bike tour of the stunning Airlie Beach coastline
  • Explore hidden coves and spot marine life
  • Learn about the conservation of the area's flora and fauna
  • Knowledgeable local guide
  • Easy and enjoyable family-friend activity
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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!

Please note that this tour is not currently running Banana Boat rides, only Jet Boat tours!

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See the highlights of the beautiful coastal town of Bowen on this day trip from Airlie Beach!

  • Full day tour from Airlie Beach with a local guide
  • Explore Bowen in a comfortable, air-conditioned bus
  • Visit the best beaches, lookouts, and landmarks in the area
  • Enjoy classic fish and chips for lunch, as well as morning and afternoon tea
  • See the iconic Big Mango in Bowen
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See a more local side of the Whitsundays with a day trip to Cape Gloucester!

  • 7-hour day trip from Airlie Beach
  • Soak in the sun in Cape Gloucester, a favorite spot among locals
  • Experienced and friendly local guide
  • Free time to eat, drink, swim, sunbathe, and relax at Cape Gloucester Resort
  • Travel to and from Cape Gloucester in an air-conditioned mini-bus
  • Gold Winner of Best New Tour at the Whitsunday Tourism Awards!

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Venture into Airlie Beach's magical wilderness with a trip to Cedar Creek Falls!

  • A quick and easy day trip from Airlie Beach
  • Knowledgeable and friendly local guide
  • Enjoy a scenic drive through Conway National Park
  • Admire the enchanting Cedar Creek Waterfall - a hidden gem of Airlie!
  • Go for a refreshing dip in the freshwater swimming hole
  • Winner of Best New Tour Company at the Whitsunday Tourism Awards 2023! 
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Wake up early and watch kangaroos frolic in the sunrise at Cape Hillsborough!

  • 8-hour tour with a knowledgeable local guide
  • Head to the beautiful Cape Hillsborough for sunrise
  • Watch kangaroos and wallabies feed and play on the beach
  • Small group tour with a maximum of 8 people
  • Morning tea included
  • Winner of the Whitsunday Tourism Awards Best New Tour Company 2023! 
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Airlie Hopper
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Hop on and off at all the best locations around Airlie Beach!

  • An easy, hassle-free way to sightsee around Airlie Beach
  • The Airlie Beach Hopper visits the area's hotspots
  • Stop at Conway Circuit, Cedar Creek Falls, Whitsunday Gold Coffee, and more
  • Hop on or off as many times as you like throughout the day
  • Free bottled water and snacks on board
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Skydive Whitehaven Beach
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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
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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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Spend 2.5 hours exploring the tropical beauty of the Airlie Beach area with an experienced local guide!

  • 2.5 hour land-based tour of the Airlie Beach area
  • Small group tour with a maximum of 10 people
  • Experienced and passionate local guide
  • Air-conditioned vehicle
  • Perfect sightseeing opportunity for visitors without a car
  • Award-winning new tour company! 
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Waterfall Express
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Experience the serene beauty of Cedar Creek Waterfalls in this express return trip that gets you there and back in comfort and style! 

  • An easy, hassle-free return transfer to the most stunning waterfall in the area! 
  • Perfect option if you're short on time and without your own transport! 
  • Simple hop-on, hop-off system that means you can spend as little or as long as you want there! 
  • Air-conditioned and comfortable bus 
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GSL Marine: Whitehaven Beach Club
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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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Airlie Beach Skydivers
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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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The Blaster Park
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Spend an adventurous morning running around gel blasting paint ball style, but with less pain!

  • Fun for everyone from 10-90 years old!
  • Caters for all types of players and fitness levels
  • No experience necessary, all training provided
  • A great land based adventure activity in Airlie Beach!
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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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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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Falls to Paradise
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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 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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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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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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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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Bredl's Wild Farm
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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
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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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Pioneer Jet Whitsundays
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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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Treat your group or loved one to an exclusive private tour, so you can go at your own pace and get the most out of your hike without other guests! 

  • Explore the ancient tropical rainforest
  • Choose your own itinerary and departure and return time
  • Private tour with your own guide and commentary 
  • Discover native & unique plants and animals

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