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Whitsunday Coast Holiday

Dive near colorful corals, turtles and fish at the Great Barrier Reef. Relax on pristine white sand beaches, paddle to tropical islands and hike coastal trails.

The Whitsunday coast is best known for the Great Barrier Reef and beautiful tropical islands covered in coastal forest. Snorkel the crystal-clear waters of the Coral Sea and get close to colorful marine life that shelters, feeds and breeds in the reef. Hike through rainforest, set sail for unforgettable sunsets and enjoy luxury oceanfront accommodation. Inland, enjoy country hospitality and lake fishing. 

Airlie Beach is the bustling hub for Great Barrier Reef adventures, day tours of the Whitsunday Islands, sailing and water sports. The town next to the Coral Sea is surrounded by the green hills of Conway National Park. Enjoy the fresh tastes of the sea in restaurants overlooking the water. Walk along the coast to Abell Point Marina for boutique shopping and a boat tour to explore the beauty of the Whitsundays. 

See the Great Barrier Reef from the air on a helicopter ride from Hardy’s Reefworld Pontoon. View huge barracudas, turtles and reef fish through the pontoon’s underwater viewing chambers. Rent a snorkel or visit the dive station and take a guided tour of colorful corals just off the pontoon. Finish your day with a massage.

On Daydream Island discover an artificial reef of 83 different corals, particularly spectacular when illuminated at night. Hand feed the stingrays and sicklefin lemon shark and spot 140 species of fish darting among the corals. 

Experience the biodiversity of Brampton Islands National Park. Bushwalk through eucalyptus forest on Carlisle Island and dry rainforest and hoop pines on Brampton Island. In summer you may spot a turtle nesting on the beaches here around dusk and dawn. 

On your way from Airlie Beach to Proserpine, stop off for a bushwalk through towering strangler figs and a swim at Cedar Creek Falls. Go barramundi fishing in Proserpine’s Peter Faust Dam or tour the Proserpine River to see wild crocodiles. Proserpine’s local airport is the entrance to the Whitsunday Coast for visitors flying in from other Australian cities.


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Reef View Hotel AU$390
Reviewed on 10 Jan. 2020
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Reef View Hotel

Reef View Hotel

12 Resort Drive, Hamilton Island, QLD
     
    4.3 of 5
    4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

    Location on the island is fantastic, very organised happy professional staff who will try and address any problems you may encounter. Breakfast fantastic with a variety of restaurants to use. Watersports included which is brilliant. Downside just that the room was a little dated which wouldnt take ...

    Whitsunday Apartments AU$330
    Reviewed on 16 Jan. 2020
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    Whitsunday Apartments

    Whitsunday Apartments

    14 Resort Drive, Hamilton Island, QLD
       
      4.4 of 5
      4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

      Absolutely beautiful property, clean and updated units. Everything you could want in a property. Updated kitchen and bathroom, One bedroom could’ve easily said 4 to 6 people, laundry Facilities, three separate pools,fantastic proximity to the beach. If ever return to the width Sundays in Hamilton ...

      Airlie Beach Hotel AU$129
      Reviewed on 19 Jan. 2020
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      Airlie Beach Hotel

      Airlie Beach Hotel

      Corner The Esplanade and Coconut Grove, Airlie Beach, QLD
         
        4.2 of 5
        3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

        Excellent, thoroughly enjoyed our stay!!!! Very Clean

        Colonial Palms Motor Inn AU$145
        Reviewed on 14 Jan. 2020
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        Colonial Palms Motor Inn

        Colonial Palms Motor Inn

        2 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach, QLD
           
          4.3 of 5
          3.5 out of 5.0 Stars

          The staff were exceptionally helpful. They booked trips for us, and taxis to the airport, and we're knowledgeable about the area. The hotel was very clean and tidy, and only a short walk to the centre of town.

          Seabreeze Tourist Park AU$31
          Reviewed on 15 Dec. 2019
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          Seabreeze Tourist Park

          Seabreeze Tourist Park

          234 Shute Harbour Road, Cannonvale, QLD
             
            4.2 of 5
            2.0 out of 5.0 Stars

            Perfect !! I loved cleaning, amenities, and staff. If I get a chance next time, I really want to come again.

            Discovery Parks - Airlie Beach AU$78
            Reviewed on 19 Jan. 2020
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            Discovery Parks - Airlie Beach

            Discovery Parks - Airlie Beach

            Lot 2 Shute Harbour Road, Jubilee Pocket, QLD
               
              4.3 of 5
              3.0 out of 5.0 Stars

              The play ground and the room, my kids enjoy when stay and play

              Club Wyndham Airlie Beach AU$199
              Reviewed on 11 Jan. 2020
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              Club Wyndham Airlie Beach

              Club Wyndham Airlie Beach

              Mount Whitsunday Drive, Airlie Beach, QLD
                 
                4.4 of 5
                4.5 out of 5.0 Stars

                Nice property. Walking distance to the main strip but the walk is long with very steep hills. Loved the pool. The breakfast included was fairly limited and was the same every day. Room and view were very nice.

                Heart Hotel and Gallery Whitsundays AU$149
                Reviewed on 27 Sep. 2019
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                Heart Hotel and Gallery Whitsundays

                Heart Hotel and Gallery Whitsundays

                277 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, QLD
                   
                  4.1 of 5
                  4.0 out of 5.0 Stars

                  Centrally located, friendly and helpful staff and clean rooms. Thank you for having us.

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