What to do in Airlie Beach


Whitsunday Islands Hopper Pass
Explore the Whitsundays at your leisure with a one-day ferry ticket. Hop on and hop off as many times as you like between Airlie Beach, Daydream Island and Hamilton Island. You will be supplied with a timetable and a map so you can set out exploring the islands following your own itinerary.

Abel Point Marina
Abel Point Marina is the largest marina in North Queensland and is a major gateway to the Whitsundays. With the current upgrades taking place, the Marina is offering more and more state of the art facilities and luxury conveniences.

Airlie Beach Lagoon
Ideally situated in the centre of Airlie Beach, the Airlie Beach Lagoon is a man-made saltwater swimming lagoon that even includes its own sandy beach. This is where you can enjoy laying on the beach in the tropical Queensland sun, free from the risk of stingers. There’s no admission fee and the lagoon is patrolled so you can enjoy a safe day at the beach.

Hook Island
Hook Island is made up of 58 square kilometres of National Park. The island is fringed with diving reefs and you can walk straight into the ocean and snorkel. However, if you'd like to explore the waters below while remaining dry you can hop on board the Semi-Submersible which seats 52 people.

The Big Mango
It's well worth taking a visit to The Big Mango just to take your picture with this iconic, supersized fruit and to pick up the locally made Mango Ice Cream. Located about 4km south of Bowen, the town that was responsible for naming the delicious Bowen Mango.

Whitehaven Beach
Stretching over seven kilometres, Whitehaven Beach is a living postcard of North Queensland. With its crystal clear waters and perfectly white sand, this island beach provides the perfect escape where you can really relax.

Great Barrier Reef
An absolute 'must see' when visiting the Whitsundays and Northern Queensland, visitors can take in a cruise, go snorkelling, scuba diving, coral exploring or take in the views of the Reef from above on a scenic flight - there are plenty of ways to enjoy the Great Barrier Reef!

Whitsunday Great Walk
Head away from the coast and enjoy a different kind of Whitsunday's experience as you take on the Whitsunday Great Walk. The walk begins at Brandy Creek and winds its way through Conway National Park, Conway State Forest and ending at Airlie Beach.

Whitsundays Indigenous History
The Ngaro people are the traditional owners of the Whitsundays area and knew both the islands & waterways of the region well. You can follow in their footsteps by following the Ngaro Sea Trail. You'll traverse Hook Island, Whitsunday Island and South Mole Island following a course that takes you by land and sea.

A number of day tours are also available, please click here for options. 

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