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.
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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
A must do. Saturday mornings on the foreshore in Airlie Beach with everything from fresh tropical fruits, clothing, accessories, original artworks and more.
High end resort wear and accessories.
Surf wear and swimwear … for him, her and the kids
Modern, fully air-conditioned shopping featuring major retailers such as BigW and BCF alongside numerous specialty stores.
Super stylish maternity, baby and children’s wear.
Colour Me Crazy
Another must-do on any visit to the Whitsundays!!! An eclectic Aladdin’s Cave of jewellery, accessories, homewares and clothing.
Premium kitchen gadgets and accessories.
Beautiful, simple, elegant women’s fashion and homewares.
Swim, Swim, Swim
Quality swimwear and resort clothing.
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...
Intimate and romantic dining perfect for the celebration of something special. ph: 0749484309
Capers at the Beach
Stunning views and a sophisticated a-la-carte menu make this a very special restaurant indeed. ph: 0749641777
Huge Mexican meals served in a fun, bustling atmosphere. A great choice for families. ph: 0749641800
Four great choices in one great location … Get It India, Off Ya Noodle, Sushi Hi and Oska’s ph: 0749481300
A staff favourite! Beautiful fresh seafood at reasonable prices and simply scrumptious Mojitos (try stopping at one!!) ph: 0749480088
Gourmet woodfired pizzas that need to be seen to be believed. Another great choice for families. ph: 0749641888
Famous for their traditional style pizzas and for serving the best coffee in town. ph: 0416011615
Port Of Airlie
As part of the new Port Of Airlie marina the location is as spectacular as the food … Denman’s Beer Cafe and the stunning new Moroccan inspired restaurant Cha’Mar.
Specialising in seafood and sunset cocktails. ph: 49466713
Airlie Beach’s fine dining experience, located within the Peppers Coral Coast resort. ph: 0749625100
Whitsunday Sailing Club
Bistro style meals in a casual relaxed club-style atmosphere. Oh, and without doubt the best view in town. ph: 0749466138
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
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.