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Grab a copy of BlueWater magazine issue 144 - on sale now!
Lots of great sports fishing articles to read while in isolation including 1 boat, 1 day 330 marlin, pioneers of game fishing tackle & a fishing report from us.
Stay safe everyone X
Capt Russell Hicks & Marlene HicksBrilliant Company in the Whitsunday Islands After a refit to get her into survey for charter work, Brilliant Company is now working the waters off Queensland’s Whitsunday Islands, where Marlene and Capt Russell Hicks from Topnotch Game Fishing have found excellent game fishing for juvenile black marlin, sailfish and giant trevally. Read the full article in BlueWater magazine issue 144 - BlueWater Game Fishing BlueWater magazine #bluewatergamefishing #bluewatermagazine #biggamefishing
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Airlie Beach

About Airlie Beach

The Gateway To 74 Whitsundays Islands And The Great Barrier Reef

Airlie Beach is the vibrant hub of the Whitsundays and the ideal mainland base for fun and adventure in the Whitsundays. It is the perfect launching pad for activities on the water and in the lush, green rainforest of the Whitsunday Coast. 

Soak up the laid-back, tropical atmosphere and instantly tune into holiday mode. Stroll through the boutiques, cafes and shops of the main street. Relax by the Airlie Beach lagoon and head to the Saturday morning markets that offer a quaint range of local arts and crafts, fresh fruit and vegetables and much more. 

It’s noteworthy to know the Esplanade is the main hub of Airlie Beach tourism offering many resorts and hostels as well as dining spots and bars. Most are located on the beach and undoubtedly have million-dollar sea views.

Escape To Tropical Paradise

Escape to paradise for your next holiday whether it be a romantic getaway on the water, a family holiday at the islands or a game fishing trip with your mates. Airlie Beach has got you covered!

Port of Airlie Marina, a boutique location for mariners worldwide. With easy access to the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef through booking your luxury boat cruise with Topnotch Game Fishing. Enjoy your stay in delux holiday accommodation overlooking the coral sea and enjoying an array of gourmet dining options and retail outlets after your charter. There has never been a better time to visit Port of Airlie.

Harbour Cove

Located on the doorstep of the majestic Whitsundays, Harbour Cove delivers a fresh sense of elegance to the Whitsunday mainland accommodation.

Located adjacent to the Port of Airlie Harbour, just a short stroll to the Marina precinct and the main street of Airlie Beach, Harbour Cove is perfectly situated as the launching pad for your quintessential Whitsunday experience.

Smart rooms – China Ready concierge TV – Smart TVs bring your own NETFLIX account
Marina Berths upon application. Room service delivery from La Marina (lunch & dinner only)

Airlie Beach Accommodation

Close To Port Of Airlie Marina

After booking your luxury Whitsunday private charter with Topnotch Game Fishing, second thing to do is make a reservation for your accommodation in Airlie Beach. Indeed the perfect choice of luxury resorts with stunning views of the Coral Sea and closest proximity of the marina, the Topnotch team highly recommend you stay at:

Peppers Airlie Beach 4.5****

The ambience is undoubtedly luxurious and this Airlie Beach accommodation is especially modern. The infinity pool has spectacular views of the Coral Sea and islands dot the horizon. Your accommodation in Airlie Beach has wide balconies and is open to the warm breezes. There’s freshly caught reef fish on the plate, and a resort pool – the passage to total relaxation and tropical adventure. Clearly a popular choice for the ultimate tropical getaway.

Mantra Boathouse Apartments

Here you are immersed in an island atmosphere, providing the ideal place to discover this tropical region. Whatever your holiday plans are to do during your stay, this waterfront location of this Airlie Beach is italic. Make the most of the onsite facilities including a resort swimming pool, sundeck, tennis court, barbeque area and even a children’s playground. Its noteworthy to know onsite secure car parking and also high-speed internet access in every apartment.

Cater for your family and friends in this self-contained accommodation, or stroll to the Airlie Beach Esplanade – home to a multitude of restaurants, bars and shops, and the waterfront farmer’s market on Saturday mornings too. Best of all a very short walk to boarding Brilliant Company for your Whitsunday charter.

How To Get To The Whitsundays By Air

Firstly if your travelling to the Whitsundays from overseas, fly into Brisbane, Cairns, Sydney or Melbourne. Secondly book a domestic flight into one of the two airports in the Whitsundays. Brisbane, the capital city of Queensland, offers the best range of connecting flights into the region. The following two airports service the Whitsundays daily.

Great Barrier Reef Airport, Hamilton Island (HTI)
Located on Hamilton Island, the airport is serviced by Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Qantas Link with daily flights from Cairns, Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and connection points beyond. Cruise Whitsundays operates ferries from Hamilton Island to transfer passengers to Airlie Beach on the Whitsunday Coast and other island resorts.

Whitsunday Coast Airport, Proserpine (PPP)
Whitsunday Coast Airport is located near Proserpine, approximately 25 minutes from Airlie Beach. The airport is currently serviced by three domestic carriers Virgin Australia, Jetstar and Tiger Airways.

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Please note that we only do private charters. This means yourself & your friends or family will have the entire vessel exclusively all to your own & please indicate on form in subject area, as to which charter option you are most interested in.

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Hamilton Island Airport to the mainland ferry transfers available through Cruise Whitsundays Transport from Whitsunday Coast Airport to Airlie Beach can be prior booked with Whitsunday Transit or a taxi  can be ordered by calling 131 008

Visiting The Whitsundays By Road

The Bruce Highway is the major highway linking all Queensland's coastal towns and cities. This main road runs through Proserpine and Bowen, with Airlie Beach located approximately 20 minutes drive off the Bruce Highway at Proserpine. Just follow the signs to Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands along Shute Harbour Road.

Also coach operators such as Greyhound Australia and Premier include the Whitsundays in their regular scheduled services into the coastal community of Airlie Beach from all major centres along the east coast of Australia.

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