Discover the Coastal Paradise of Airlie Beach
Airlie Beach is a city in Queensland, Australia. Its port is closest to the Whitsunday Islands on the Great Barrier Reef, which is one of the main attractions of the country. It has around 25,000 residents and the city is developed for tourism and backpacking since it is the major hub for tours to the islands and the Outer Great Barrier Reef. When visiting Airlie Beach, you are up for a treat within the city and on the islands. There are day tours to the islands and national parks, as well as store-hopping and food tripping in town that appeal to visitors both young and old.
Top destinations to see in and around Airlie Beach
Going around town in a motor home is the ideal way of discovering new places in Airlie Beach. In the suburbs or within town, you will find lots of local attractions that don’t require a ride on a boat.
This coastal village is alive and teeming with palm trees, alfresco dining and eateries, and waterfront parks. You can relax and enjoy the ride within town without worrying about where to buy food and other necessary items when you camp for the night.
The city is also bustling with cafes, bars, and beachfront markets. Saturday morning markets are the best because you can shop for locally made jewellery, souvenirs, and clothing. On Sunday afternoons, the Airlie Beach Esplanade is quite popular for entertainment and live music.
In the centre of town is the Airlie Beach Lagoon which is surrounded by grassy hills. It is a great spot for sunbathing and relaxing. There’s a shallow sandy beach area at one end of the lagoon, as well as a children’s pool for families with young children to enjoy.
Tucked away in the hillside is Jubilee Pocket which is just a few minutes away from Airlie Beach via Shute Harbour. It is nestled within the rainforest and quaint countryside. You can go for nature walks, jet skiing, and other water activities that are just within reach.
If you wish to go out to the islands, Abell Point Marina is the place to go to. There are boats to take you to the islands and the marina is just a few minutes away from Shute Harbour Road which is Airlie’s High Street around the seaside boardwalk.
Whitsunday Islands is made up of 74 unspoiled islands in the northern part of the Great Barrier Reef. There are lush island resorts with all the amenities and features to cater to your needs, so you can relax and enjoy your island getaway for the day while sipping cocktail and sunbathing. There are spas and other wellness services as well.
For the more adventurous travellers, day trips to the rainforest, swimming holes, and waterfalls are the best options. You can also go bush walking, parasailing, skydiving, fishing, horse riding, sea kayaking, and sailing.
Other beach and water activities within and around the city are as follows:
• Whitsunday Islands and Whitehaven Beach sailing adventure
• Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island cruise
• Air Whitsunday Seaplane scenic flights
• Great Barrier Reef day cruise to Reef World
• Whitsunday sunset sailing cruise
• Proserpine River wetlands leisure cruise
Airlie Beach campsites for RV’s and Campervans
There are great places to stay while you’re in Airlie Beach. Yes, there are luxurious beach hotels and accommodations everywhere. But why stop there if you are an adventurous visitor?
Renting a motor home to drive and ride with your family and friends to discover the paradise-like town of Airlie Beach doesn’t end in staying in a hotel. You can choose to stay in one of the city’s resort parks where campervans are allowed and facilities are plenty.
There’s Airlie Cove Resort Van Park, Adventure Whitsunday Resort Big4 Holiday Park, and Conway Beach Tourist Park which all provide a friendly atmosphere, great facilities, and nearby shops and restaurants for everyone to enjoy.
Book Campervan Rental Early
Whilst we have a comprehensive choice of campervans for hire in Airlie Beach they do sell out quickly, especially over the summer high season months. Early booking will always ensure you get the best deal and widest choice from small pop up’s to larger 4 and 6 berth campers. Book today with ur best price guarantee.