Welcome to Airlie Beach
Aside from being the jump-off point for the dreamy Whitsunday Islands, Airlie Beach is a backpacker's good-time town of the highest order, with cavernous bar/hostels lining the bright main drag and a lawn-surrounded swimming lagoon just beyond for sleeping it all off. But the 2014 opening of the new, slick Port of Airlie marina, hotel and restaurant complex is an unmissable sign that the village is going more... Read More
Top experiences in Airlie Beach
Airlie Beach adventures
2-Day Great Barrier Reef Reefsleep Experience
Experience the Great Barrier Reef for two days and one night. By day, enjoy all the activities on offer at Reefworld, a pontoon moored on one of the most spectacular areas of the Great Barrier Reef, including snorkeling, semi-sub rides and viewing parts of the world’s largest coral-reef system in an underwater chamber. Later, spend the night at Reefsleep—on the upper deck of the pontoon—to sleep under the stars, 40 nautical miles (74 km) from shore. You can choose to fall asleep under twinkling stars in a swag (tent), or in the comfort of an air-conditioned double room. Round-trip transport and most meals are included. It’s the only place in Australia where you can sleep on the Great Barrier Reef!