Play in Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach holidays can be as relaxed or upbeat as you want. The town itself is a unique blend of relaxing tropical Queensland charm and cool beachside vibrancy. Plenty of restaurants serve up lashings of cuisine options, the shopping provides a good dose of retail therapy, while further afield, the surrounding region can be easily explored by car.


SHOPPING CENTRES & RETAILERS

You may have come for the beautiful scenery, but no holiday is complete without some retail therapy. Airlie Beach is the hub for shopping with everything from swimwear and casual beachwear to party frocks and Whitsunday branded souvenirs … whilst Proserpine offers some delightful (and quirky) surprises to discover.

  • Airlie Beach Markets

    Airlie Beach Saturday Markets, The Whitsundays. This photo is courtesy of Tourism Australia

RESTAURANTS

Airlie Beach is blessed with close to 50 cafes, bars and restaurants … so whether it’s casual fish ‘n chips, gourmet pizza or a fine dining experience there is sure to be something to delight. It was hard to do, but we’ve narrowed it down to our “top 10” just to give you a taste of what’s in store…

  • Fat Frog Beach Cafe

    Enjoy a leisurely brekky, lunch, or coffee and cake at the new Fat Frog Beach Cafe on Cannonvale Beach. Early reports are saying this is the best coffee in town, it is Campos Coffee after all!

    Phone 0417 979 960


SELF DRIVE

The beauty of the Whitsundays doesn’t stop at the reef and islands. The Whitsunday Coast is a diversely beautiful region, with lush rainforests, secluded beaches and big river country. If you have a car (or you can very easily hire one in town), you can explore the diversity of this remarkable coastline

  • Self drive

    Download this fabulous drive trail map, showing 6 drives you can do easily within a day from Airlie Beach. These drive trails explore the diversity of the Whitsunday Coast from secluded beaches to mining towns to rainforest in the hinterland.