The gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Airlie Beach is the main hub for all Reef activities and access to the Whitsunday Islands. Stunning views by day give way to a vibrant nightlife. The Airlie Beach Lagoon is a popular spot to relax and unwind. Visit nearby Conway National Park and Cedar Creek Falls to discover quiet coves, beaches and tropical rainforest.
Restaurants in Airlie Beach
5 based on 323 reviews
AMAZING great price & extremely helpful staff. Small error when my friend was booking her flight, she didn't add the pick up but Ian was more than happy to add her to the bus.
Short wait & detailed briefing then we were off with our pilot Kevin. He handled the plane well & so much knowledge of the reef.
Views were breathtaking, would recommend to anyone wanting to see the reef from above.
4.5 based on 377 reviews
We walked parts of the BCW twice during our stay in Airlie Beach.
The views are good, quite a lot of different birds frequent different sections, particularly herons feeding along the foreshore.
It was very humid on both walks and whilst there are the odd cafe to whence your thirst, they are a long distance apart.
Sun block, decent shoes, sun hat and water are things you need for the walk. Take your time, chat to fellow walkers and enjoy.
4.5 based on 1 reviews
4.5 based on 141 reviews
It's quite a journey to the beach and many of the tours only allow you about an hour to walk from Tongue Point to Whitehaven Beach and back. The view is spectacular, the sand so white and cool underfoot and the shallows full of fish. We were there at low tide and saw stingrays and soldier crabs. We'd have liked to have spent longer there, so wish we'd taken an overnight trip that would have allowed us 4 hours to enjoy this paradise.
4.5 based on 95 reviews
Abell Point Marina located in the heart of the Whitsundays has emerged as one of the premier boating destinations on the east coast of Australia. Having just received a face lift over the past 18 months to the value of $12 million dollars, the new owner Paul Darrouzet is fast realising his vision to be Australia's most vibrant marina. The redevelopment comes with a focus to accommodate boaties within Australia and overseas, providing a high level of quality and service. Abell Point Marina is located in Airlie Beach, Whitsundays, Queensland, a beautiful access point for the Whitsundays 74 Islands and on the doorstep to the Great Barrier Reef. The new facilities include upgraded private amenities, two new restaurants and bars, 300 new parking spaces, foreshore relaxation areas, a new state of the art function and event center and currently under development, the marina parkland. On the water, Abell Point is equipped with three-phase power up to 125 amps, berthing up to 70m, concierge services, hi-flow fuel bunkering with cam lock, 24-hour security, on-site container storage and deep water berths to 5m LAT. Concierge services for customers include courtesy car and dedicated marina heli pad for transfers, scenic flights and private landings. Specialised marine services and dedicated agents are available on request. Upgrades have seen Abell Point Marina transform into the Whitsundays most vibrant marina precinct providing benchmark level services and facilities. The marina have seen a rapid increase in boating activity due to larger and deeper berth availability, excellent range of services and willingness of marina staff to take the hassle out of the boating experience for the customers and their guests. Abell Point staff concentrate on being the local expert for those visiting, providing guidance for the town of Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands. Conveniently located next to the town of Airlie Beach with an abundance of cafes, restaurants, pubs & clubs, the marina provides ample rest, relaxation and entertainment options for customers and guests.
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