This mecca for backpackers and tourists from around the world is alive with energy and buzz. Located smack bang in-between Hervey Bay and Cairns, this lush and tropical resort style town will entertain you to no bounds. Surprisingly Airlie Beach in fact, is not lined with golden beaches. Don’t let this deter you though, this dream location more than makes up for it. In the centre of town is a massive resort style lagoon that is popular amongst the locals and tourist and a great place to catch some sun or meet fellow travelers. Airlie is also pumping with great bars and is known for its nightlife.
Once you get over the party scene, absolutely do not leave Airlie without visiting the Whitsunday Islands, specifically Whitehaven Beach. If you want to see sand whiter than an angel’s wings and water bluer than a clear summer sky, this is your place. Whitehaven is the most photographed beach in the world and is home to 7 kilometres of silica sand – the purest and whitest sand in the world. Magical.
Also, while in Airlie make sure to try your hand at sailing. The sheltered waters and near always perfect wind conditions make it one of the most popular sailing destinations in the world.
WHITSUNDAY ISLANDS | AIRLIE BEACH LAGOON | SAILING TOUR | MAGNUMS BAR | HEART REEF