Airlie Beach is the starting point of many Whitsunday adventures and activities, and offers island-style living with the added convenience of banks, restaurants and shopping. It is the principal access point to the Whitsunday islands and the Great Barrier Reef by day, and by night offers an array of dining and nightlife that will make every night feel like a Saturday night!

Most of our day trips and overnight excursions around the islands and Great Barrier Reef use Airlie Beach as a base, so you'll find the greatest variety of tour options right here. You will find that there is a Whitsunday day trip to suit all budgets departing from Airlie Beach.

Here is a few of the 'must do's' that you should consider while you are visiting us:

Day Tours:
Airlie Beach is the beating heart of the Whitsundays and the epicentre of access to the islands and the reef. We can offer plenty of day tour options that let you explore the beauty of the Whitsunday Islands. Check out our Whitsunday day tours here
Hire a Sailing Boat:
Ever dreamed of skippering your own yacht and sailing away into a Whitsunday sunset? Airlie Beach is home to a fleet of yachts, catamarans and power boats that you can hire to skipper yourself. See our amazing boating and sailing tours here
The rich warm tropical waters around Airlie Beach are home to an enormous array of marine creatures, including some of the best table fish and crustaceans in the country. Whether you have a boat or not, there are plenty of options for a big catch! Take a look at our fishing tours here
Sporting Activites:
The beauty of the Whitsunday Coast and Islands is diverse, colourful and plentiful and the perfect playground for adventurous visitors. To see the range of activities available, ask one of our team or click here to start planning your adventure today
The Main Street:
Airlie's main street has recently had an upgrade and is the central hub of The Whitsundays. Browse through the souvenir and clothing stores, enjoy a nice lunch, mingle at the local pubs or dance the night away at one of the bars and nightclubs.
The Lagoon:
Swim, play and relax at the Airlie Beach Lagoon. Set right in the centre of vibrant Airlie Beach, the beautiful swimming lagoon is surrounded by parkland overlooking the magnificent Coral Sea.
Airlie Beach is home to two beautiful beaches - so dip your toes in the sand and swim, play and relax.
Indulging in delectable food and wine in gorgeous surrounds is a big part of the Whitsundays experience. Restaurants in Airlie Beach cater to every taste with fresh seafood and local produce - a pure delight for your taste buds!
Whether it is a world-class beer selection, a tropical cocktail, an exquisite rum selection, a game of pool or live entertainment that you're looking for - Airlie Beach has got it all.
Experience the natural beauty of Airlie Beach and explore its picturesque surrounds. Nestled in the Conway National Park, Airlie Beach offers a range of walking trails, wildlife adventures and scenic drives.
Bicentennial Walkway:
Hugged by the turquoise waters of the Coral Sea, this boardwalk winds its way from Airlie Beach to Abell Point Marina and ends in Cannonvale Beach.