Airlie Beach is a vibrant tourist destination at the heart of the Whitsundays with luscious rainforest covered hills providing a picturesque border to blue oceans dotted with 74 mostly untouched islands. You can’t drive 5 minutes without be inundated with views that will take your breath away. With a small permanent population, the town very much caters to tourists needs from Backpacker style accommodation to 5-star resorts. Whether you want to relax by the pool or partake in any of the adventures Airlie Beach has to offer this is the place for you.
The tropical climate is like what you would expect in Hawaii being around 25-30 Degrees and humid in summer with plenty of rain, while the cooler months are much drier and temperatures dropping to a comfortable dry 18-22 degrees in winter.
Airlie Beach is also the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and surrounding 74 Tropical islands that beg to be explored. Most islands are very lush and mountainous with cliff faces that drop straight into the ocean with tucked away secluded beaches at every turn.
Then there’s the world famous Whitehaven Beach, renowned for its pure silica sand and crystal clear water you won’t find a more relaxing place to watch the sun set. There are plenty of tours that offer to help you explore these reefs, islands, beaches as well as dive and fish. Other popular activities include snorkelling, skydiving crocodile safaris, scenic plane and helicopter flights just to name a few. There are also plenty of great dining options and local watering holes to cool off after your days’ adventures.