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Club in Airlie Beach

Mama Africa

Mama's is a jumping African-style safari nightclub throbbing with a beat that both hunter and prey find hard to resist. Themed nights and all kinds of promotions aimed at the backpacker party set ensure spontaneous …
Cafe in Airlie Beach

Harry's Corner

Locals are wild about Harry's, which serves quaint European tea sets, Danish sandwiches, filled bagels and good-sized salads. The all-day breakfasts are a must for a hangover.
Sailing in Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach Race Week

The town's sailing pedigree is tested every August when sailors from across the world descend on Airlie for the town's annual regatta.
Seafood in Airlie Beach

Fish D'vine

Pirates were definitely onto something: this fish-and-rum bar is shiploads of fun, serving up all things nibbly from Neptune’s realm and lashings and lashings of rum (over 200 kinds of the stuff). Yo-ho-ho! Sport ea…
in Airlie Beach

Denman Cellars Beer Cafe

Regular live music and a convivial mood are found in this bar that stocks more boutique beers – 700 brews! – than the rest of the town combined. The food – such as a shared seafood platter ($57), and 'beer bites' su…
Cafe in Airlie Beach

Wisdom Health Lab

Mostly a takeaway place, this rightfully busy corner cafe does have a few indoor and outdoor tables. It serves healthy toasties, sandwiches (including lots of vegetarian options such as a tasty lentil burger), and a…
Music in Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach Music Festival

This festival has really taken off since its inception into the Whitsunday social calendar back in 2012. Party to three days of Australian and international rock, folk and electronic music, with plenty of local tale…
Cafe in Airlie Beach

Village Cafe

Interactive dining is a lot of fun at the very popular Village Cafe, where you sizzle your own meal on a volcanic slab. The massive breakfasts are popular with reef crews getting ready to set sail.
Wine Bar in Airlie Beach

Just Wine & Cheese

Run by two astute wine aficionados, this glamorous bottle shop and bar serves fine examples of what it promises, with a view of the Port of Airlie marina.
Modern Australian in Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach Treehouse

This new restaurant by the lagoon is making ripples for its uncomplicated service and quality food in a shady setting.