Free Things to do in Airlie Beach

There are a lot of great things you can do in Airlie Beach that don't cost anything, most involve making the most of the beautiful nature we are surrounded by.


1. Walk down the main street, window shop, people watch

We can't promise that you won't be tempted to buy something, but walking is free.

airlie beach main street


2. Swim at the lagoon

The lagoon is a buzzing hub where backpackers and families make the most of the sunshine. With the beaches at risk of stingers during the warmer month, the lagoon is the perfect place to relax on your holiday.

airlie beach lagoon


3. Do one of the many bushwalks in our immediate surroundings

Airlie Beach is blessed to be surrounded by National Park on all sides and there are walks of size and to suit all fitness levels.

See the full list here.

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4. Watch the sunset from the beach

Find a beach, climb a hill, sit in the park and watch the sun go down. If you are lucky and the conditions are right you will witness a spectacular colour show that happens quite often.

sunset airlie beach


5. Walk the boardwalk from Airlie Beach to Cannonvale Beach (or the other way around)

The boardwalk follows the coastline from Airlie Beach lagoon around to Cannonvale Beach, at times extending out over the walk on wooden boardwalk. It's a truly beautiful walk and time well-spent.

airlie beach boardwalk


6. Browse at the Saturday Markets

Again, we can't guarantee that your visit will be free if you like what you see but there is lots of fun things and local crafts and produce to sample and look at. The markets are on every Saturday from 7am - 1pm.

airlie beach markets


7. Visit Cedar Creek waterfall

If you have a car then this won't cost you more than a bit of fuel, a 20 minute drive from Airlie Beach, Cedar Creek is a peaceful little watering hole, watch for turtles! The water really gets running after some rain.

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