Along the Queensland coast of Australia, the Whitsunday Islands dot the turquoise waters with some of the country’s gems. The group of 74 islands boast some of the best towns and beaches in the area, one of which being Airlie Beach. The front door to the Whitsunday Islands, Airlie may be small, but it lives up to cosmopolitan and holiday needs along Pioneer Bay.
Day Trips/Events in Airlie Beach
The world’s largest living structure, one of the 7 natural wonders of the world, remains one of Airlie Beach’s neighbours. Visitors can strap on some goggles and explore the Great Barrier Reef on a day trip from Airlie Beach. Other towns in the area boast fine sandy beaches. The town of Bowen rests just 40 minutes from Airlie Beach, holding 8 reward winning beaches and one of Australia’s best climates. Also within reach of Airlie Beach, visitors can drive to Conway Beach, Dingo Beach, and Hydeaway Beach.
Airlie Beach caters to food and wine lovers with the town’s Food and Wine Festival. Many come to Airlie Beach however for the Meridlen Marinas Airlie Beach Race. The weeklong race sees over 100 boats compete right in Airlie Beach.
Eating Out in Airlie Beach
Relaxing by the beach would not be complete without a cooling cocktail. Airlie Beach covers in bars, clubs, pubs and cafes to truly relax while on vacation. Those looking for more than just liquid diets will find a number of restaurants in town. Every Saturday, Airlie Beach hosts a food market. Stalls line up oozing with fresh fruit, vegetables and the occasional art or craft.
Things to see/do in Airlie Beach
Swimmers glide underwater at Airlie Beach’s artificial lagoon. Others prefer to stay on shore or admire the water from a boat. Whale watching opportunities are available in and around Airlie Beach. The town itself houses a variety of shopping areas filled with restaurants and bars. Airlie Beach holds two marinas, Abel Point Marina and Shute Harbour. Many try sailing while in Airlie Beach. Nature lovers would rather go on a hike. Conway National Park sprawls out on nearly 60,000 acres, riddled with pine forest and lush gullies. The Proserpine River Wetlands also make for a great activity while in Airlie Beach. The famous wetlands serve as the home to saltwater crocodiles in the midst of a unique ecosystem.
There are countless hidden beaches, towns and areas to explore in and around Airlie Beach. Argus Car Hire is ideally positioned in town, offering travellers the best in prices, service, and quality on their vacation in Airlie Beach.
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