Airlie Beach

Travel Guide
Airlie Beach Lagoon featuring swimming, tropical scenes and a luxury hotel or resort
Enjoy picture-perfect water, lie on the soft white sand, or take a cruise around one of Australia’s most beautiful coastal beaches..

Airlie Beach is a gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsundays but with many scenic walks and beautiful beaches, it is also a great place to spend some time.

A small town about mid way along the Queensland coast, Airlie Beach has long been a stop on the  budget backpacker run but it has recently become popular with up-market tourists. Despite the growing number of visitors, it hasn’t lost its regional beach-town charm.

Wander along the beach and take in the scenery. This is one of Australia’s prettiest coastal areas, with crystal-clear blue-green waters, white sandy beaches, and tropical rain forests. Pack some lunch, stock up on water, and tackle the Great Whitsunday Walk. It goes for several miles but tracks are well-maintained and there are plenty of spots to rest and relax. For some of the most scenic walks in the area, head to Hill Inlet. You’re likely to see local wildlife and will get a stunning view of Whitehaven Beach from the hilltop.

Make your way back to town and cool off in the lagoon. This is  Airlie’s main swimming area as large numbers of stinging jellyfish mean beaches are off limits during the warmer months.

Those out to better explore the area should rent out a jet ski or kayak and look around the area. Adventurers can go diving on the Great Barrier Reef. Local companies cater for pros and novices alike, and you’ll get to see some of the world’s most amazing marine creatures. Fishing fans will find some great spots on land or you can jump aboard a charter boat and head out to sea. Leisure seekers will find fully-catered yacht trips to destinations all around the region.

Airlie Beach is a tropical destination with a lovely, local atmosphere. Walk around and admire the stunning scenery, cruise out to the Reef, or find yourself a comfy patch of sand and relax.

Heart Hotel and Gallery Whitsundays
Heart Hotel and Gallery Whitsundays
4 out of 5
277 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, QLD, 4802
The price is AU$199 per night from 27 Jul. to 28 Jul.
Stay at this 4-star beach hotel in Airlie Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and an airport shuttle. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. Popular ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (314 reviews)
"It was clean staff friendly location central and affordable loved it."

Reviewed on 18 Jun. 2022

Heart Hotel and Gallery Whitsundays
Airlie Beach Hotel
Airlie Beach Hotel
3.5 out of 5
Corner The Esplanade and Coconut Grove, Airlie Beach, QLD, 4802
Stay at this 3.5-star beach hotel in Airlie Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a beach locale. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (784 reviews)
"The property was in a great location. Walking distance to restaurants supermarkets and marina. Room was exceptionally clean and very comfortable bed. Staff were all very friendly."

Reviewed on 12 Jun. 2022

Airlie Beach Hotel
Club Wyndham Airlie Beach
Club Wyndham Airlie Beach
4.5 out of 5
Mount Whitsunday Drive, Airlie Beach, QLD, 4802
The price is AU$309 per night from 5 Jul. to 6 Jul.
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Airlie Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (95 reviews)
"Staff were friendly, although they seemed flustered when things became a little busy. The kitchen wasn’t open for lunch, no snacks available to purchase besides Pringles. The boardwalk was closed, we had to walk up two steep hills to get to reception. Reception closes quite early ."

Reviewed on 27 Jun. 2022

Club Wyndham Airlie Beach
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
at Boathaven Bay Holiday Apartments
at Boathaven Bay Holiday Apartments
4 out of 5
440 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, QLD, 4802
The price is AU$240 per night from 18 Jul. to 19 Jul.
Stay at this 4-star beach aparthotel in Airlie Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and a children's pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff in their reviews. ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (538 reviews)
"Great place to stay"

Reviewed on 30 May 2022

at Boathaven Bay Holiday Apartments
Club Wyndham Airlie Beach
Club Wyndham Airlie Beach
4.5 out of 5
Mount Whitsunday Drive, Airlie Beach, QLD, 4802
The price is AU$309 per night from 5 Jul. to 6 Jul.
Stay at this 4.5-star luxury aparthotel in Airlie Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and breakfast. Our guests praise the breakfast and the pool in their reviews. ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (95 reviews)
"Staff were friendly, although they seemed flustered when things became a little busy. The kitchen wasn’t open for lunch, no snacks available to purchase besides Pringles. The boardwalk was closed, we had to walk up two steep hills to get to reception. Reception closes quite early ."

Reviewed on 27 Jun. 2022

Club Wyndham Airlie Beach
Pinnacles Resort
Pinnacles Resort
5 out of 5
16 Golden Orchid Drive, Po Box 1322, Airlie Beach, QLD, 4802
Stay at this 5-star luxury aparthotel in Airlie Beach. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking and indoor private hot tubs. Our guests praise the pool and the comfy beds ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (502 reviews)
"Amazing resort, love staying here, but this room lacked sufficient crockery for a family of 4 and the air conditioners were mouldy and dirty hence the lower score"

Reviewed on 10 Jun. 2022

Pinnacles Resort
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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