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It can be quite pleasant to just wander the streets when you're in a new destination, but sometimes it's wise to have a plan. Grab your travel itinerary — we have plenty of wonderful ideas for your impending Airlie Beach holiday.
In the mood for a postcard-worthy evening by the water? Bring a picnic chair and find the best spot to bask in a brilliant ocean sunset at Cannonvale Beach. There's a wonderful range of things to do in this destination. From crustaceans and fish to larger animals, learn about what's living in Airlie Beach Lagoon. These calm waters provide an optimal habitat for a rich collection of native species. Still have time to spare? Inhale the clean air and see noisy seabirds hover overhead at Bicentennial Park. Spending a couple of hours by the ocean is great for the soul.
Looking to create some fun memories? A getaway is the ideal time to embark on cool new experiences.
Jump-start your trip to Airlie Beach by checking out a few of these activities:
For a complete guide to activities, take a look at our Airlie Beach things to do page.
After a huge day of exploring the sights in Airlie Beach, kick your shoes off in one of 58 properties. The greatest cheap holidays and luxury getaways are only the beginning at Expedia.
If you're someone that can't sleep a wink unless they're between high thread count sheets, why not curl up in luxury at the Peninsula Airlie Beach (144 Shingley Drive) or the Sailz Boutique Holiday Villas (Pandanus Drive)? If you've done the math and these are out of your price range, don't worry — we have some lower-cost options. Check out the Base Airlie Beach Resort (336 Shute Harbour Road) and the Nomads Airlie Beach (354 Shute Harbour Road).
Nearest Airports to Airlie Beach
Great Barrier Reef Airport (HTI) is the gateway for most visitors heading off on a trip to Airlie Beach. It's located 16 miles (26 km) from the heart of town.
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Great location, very friendly helpful staff. Walking distance to ferry port.
I liked everything about the resort. Would definitely stay there again. We had someone in a wheelchair in our group and although some areas were difficult to access (while lift was under construction), the staff were very accommodating and helpful.
Great location and view. Spacious room with good amenities. Dined at the restaurant and found both service and food were excellent, with spectacular views.
This was an amazing find on Expedia. Jodi, who manages the property, makes everyone feel like they’re the only guest. This is a true hidden gem, with a pub and top restaurant right down the path from the main hotel and the boat rooms. I highly recommend staying there! Oh, forgot to mention the absolutely ...
Great location, wifi is not very good, for a business traveler the wifi has poor connections and is very slow
Decent sized room, comfortable bed. Air conditioning. Fridge, kettle, tea/coffee. Friendly staff.