Airlie Beach - The Gateway To The Whitsundays Islands And The Great Barrier Reef
Escape to paradise for your next holiday whether it be a romantic getaway on the water, a family holiday at the islands or a fishing trip with your mates, Airlie Beach has got you covered!
About Airlie Beach
Set on a striking peninsular that reaches out into the stunning calm turquoise Whitsunday waters, this town was once only considered a departure point for sailing holidays but however it became popular as a tourist destination in itself. These days Airlie Beach has many day charters departing directly from Port Of Airlie Marina or Abel Point Marina daily.
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 have million dollar sea views.
In order to provide locals and visitors somewhere to cool off after exploring the Whitsundays, the council has built the Airlie Beach Lagoon located on the foreshore. It’s a great place to swim safely from stingers and laze in the sun.
Airlie Beach Accommodation
Closest to Port Of Airlie Marina
So you have just booked your Whitsunday private charter with Topnotch Game Fishing, next thing to do is make a reservation for your accommodation for when you arrive here in the heart of the Whitsundays Airlie Beach. For your perfect choice in luxury resorts with stunning views of the Coral Sea and closest proximity of the marina, the Topnotch team highly recommend you stay at:
Mantra Boathouse Apartments at Port Of Airlie Marina
Here you are immersed in an island atmosphere, providing the ideal place to discover this tropical region. Whatever you plan to do during your stay, boaters, divers, travellers and tourists will love the waterfront location of this Airlie Beach accommodation.
In your Whitsundays accommodation, you’ll find contemporary two bedroom and three bedroom apartments situated right on the Port of Airlie Marina. Make the most of the onsite facilities including, swimming pool and sundeck, tennis court, barbeque area, children’s playground, onsite secure car parking and 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.
Peppers Airlie Beach 4.5****
The ambience is casual and this Airlie Beach accommodation is 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.
Port Of Airlie Marina Dinning
Boathouse Fish Bar
Walk into Boathouse Fish bar and get swept up in the Port of Airlie Marina charm. Settle into one of the comfy couches; the perfect spot for a lazy afternoon. Swap stories of fishing and adventure over a signature cocktail and a bite.
Delicious, freshly prepared food, outstanding cocktails and a hand picked boutique wine list can all be enjoyed whilst overlooking the beautiful Port of Airlie Marina.
Indoor and outdoor seating is available from which you are invited to explore our unique daily cocktail list and food specials. If the decisions are all too much, then go for our tasting menu or just ask the team to look after you.
Denman’s Beer Cafe
Denman’s is the first of its kind; a restaurant that doubles up as a bottle shop. Denman’s has an impressive range of over 300 different options of beer and cider from all over the world. These options are available to guests dining in the restaurant or as take away items to be enjoyed at home. Denman’s does specialise in Beer, however are not only limited to Malty and Hoppy Options. They offer quality wine and a large selection of non-alcoholic beverages.
New modern décor, while serving the old tradition Italian cuisine back to life. With recipes being passed down through generations, very traditional. Gourmet Pizzas, pasta, pork sausage, homemade meatballs that would make your mouth water. Buying the best local seafood & meats on the market and fresh ingredients. Homemade Desserts our famous tiramisu and Italian doughnuts a must try.
How To Get To The Whitsundays By Air
If travelling to the Whitsundays from overseas, fly into Brisbane, Cairns, Sydney or Melbourne, and then 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.
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.