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Airlie Beach

Cuckoo Clock Shop.

The small town of Airlie Beach lies a few kilometres from the Main Highway East of Proserpine. When driving into Airlie Beach on The Shute Harbour Road you will encounter magnificent views of the Abel Point Marina and out to Pioneer Bay on your left. The town itself has not changed asthetically in the last dozen or so years. But changes are on the way.The Lagoon is a fairly recent addition that is certainly a great plus for The Family Visitor ,and the new Marina Complex is well underway.
All Airlie Beach Accommodations that you choose are basically five mins. walk to the shops and eateries, and of course for the young, the town has plenty of Night Clubs. All the businesses are situated on Shute Harbour Road or The New Esplanade. Backpackers can hire scooters from either of 2 local companies, and there is a Car Hire Company in Town.

The Lagoon.

The Lagoon : Airlie Beach.

The Beach at Airlie is lined with picturesque palms, and being sheltered from the South Easterlies is not an option for surfers. The town is the main departure point for all the snorkelling , diving, sailing and cruise activities in the area.There are numerous restaurants to suit all tastes and The New Esplanade has several Alfresco outlets where you can dine away and take in whatever cool breeze there is. Entertainment is provided on The Esplanade every Sunday afternoon for the Alfresco Diners.
The Market on the foreshore is a popular meeting spot for locals and tourists alike. Fresh fruit and vegetables can be bought , souvenirs purchased, and entertainment is another feature to make it a must for a Saturday Morning.


Sailing Mecca-Backpackers Paradise.

This small town is a haven for Backpackers and visitors wanting a Barrier Reef Experience.There are numerous sailing vessels that leave The Abel Point Marina on trips for various destinations throughout the Whitsunday Islands and The Barrier Reef. These are a favourite choice for the Backpackers who wish to stay out for several days diving and snorkelling. Other Visitors can take day trips to the Islands close by. The Main Passenger Ferry service to the Islands from Airlie Beach is Cruise Whitsundays.This company provides a regular shuttle service to Daydream , Long and Hamilton Islands as well as daytrips to The Barrier Reef and Whitehaven Beach on Whitsunday Island aboard the 85ft. catamaran Camira. The Cruise Whitsundays main booking office is at Abel Point Marina where all day trippers check in for their boarding passes.


Abel Point Marina.
Diving at Bali Hai.

Get away from the crowds to the isolated northern island group - destination Bali Hai. This small uninhabited island has stunning beaches, amazing coral formations and an abundance of tropical fish and marine life.

On arrival at Bali Hai, an amazing underwater experience awaits you in the air conditioned comfort of the famous Yellow Sub, a custom built semi-submersible with large viewing windows angled at 45 degrees.

 Yellow Sub at Bali Hai.

This unique experience is designed to take you into the spectacular marine world below the surface. See the multitude of colourful tropical fish and coral without getting your feet wet!
Departs twice daily from Hamilton Island. Transfers included from Mainland.

Camels - Cafes - Clubs - Cruising.

Camels on Airlie Beach.
Young Endeavour at Abel Point : Airlie Beach.

Harry's Cafe : Airlie Beach.

The camel train arrives every Saturday for the always popular ride along the beach. Something for the kids to do while mum and dad are shopping around the market for fresh vegetables that are all grown locally.
Some interesting vessels can be seen visiting the area and Abel Point has always got an interesting vessel or two to photograph. On this particular day The Young Endeavour was berthed in the harbour.
Harry's Cafe situated close to The Lagoon and Airlie Beach foreshore is frequented by tourists and locals alike.

Just across the road opposite Harry's Cafe, the purple building on the corner is the night club Paddy's Shenanigans. A busy nightspot for the swarms of backpackers who visit the area.
For spectacular views you can pop into The Sailing Club and take in the scenery across Pioneer Bay from the verandah. Outside the Sailing Club there is a barbecue area that is a popular spot for lunch. From there you get glorious views up into the hills of Airlie Beach that are heavily populated with holiday accommodations that overlook Pioneer Bay.

Airlie Street Scene with Paddy's Shenanigans.

View from Airlie Beach Sailing Club : Airlie Beach.

Airlie Shopping.

Shopping : Airlie Beach.

Shopping for clothes, souvenirs or trinkets in Airlie Beach is a joy to behold. The main street has outlets for these businesses on both sides of the road and be careful not to miss the tiny Mermaids Boutique on the oceanside of Shute Harbour Road.

If you think that Airlie Beach has a good selection of shops for the visitor, stop, take a deep breath and suddenly Saturday morning arrives to the hustle and bustle of the Airlie Beach Rotary Market on The Foreshore. A great place to shop until you drop.

More Shopping : Airlie Beach.

Outdoor Dining.

There are many food outlets to choose from to suit everyones budget, and the variety of cuisine to choose from in such a small town is remarkable.Two of our favourite Eateries in Airlie Beach are Fish D'Vine on the left and Cactus Jacks on the right. Fish D'Vine, hosted by Kevin and Becky is well known for its famous Rum Bar and its award winning Seafood Dining, whilst Cactus Jacks is a first class Mexican Restaurant , one of three restaurants incorporated into The Airlie Beach Hotel hosted by Mark Bell. Neptunes Fish and Chips Seafood Bar at the opposite end of The Esplanade and The Village Cafe with its Restaurant and Bar in town close to the clocktower are another two good food outlets.

Capers on The Esplanade : Airlie Beach.
Liz and Friends at Sorrento Restaurant and Bar : Airlie Beach.
The Village Cafe Restaurant and Bar. : Airlie Beach.



































Links to Dining Sites.

Whitsunday Sailing Coral Sea Resort : Airlie Beach.
Airlie Beach Hotel. Whitsunday Terraces : Airlie Beach.
Toscana Resort : Airlie Beach. Dejavu Restaurant : Airlie Beach.
Waterline on Shingley : Airlie Beach.
Shipwrecked Bar and Grill : Airlie Beach.

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Links to Cruise Sites.

Pacific Sunrise : Airlie Beach. Mantaray Charters : Airlie Beach Reef Jet : Airlie Beach.
Tongarra : Airlie Beach. Australian Tall Ships : Airlie Beach. Cruise Whitsundays : Airlie Beach.
Whitehaven Xpress : Airlie Beach. Cruises : Airlie Beaches. Illusions : Airlie Beach.

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Links to Charter Sites.

Whitsunday Escape : Airlie Beach. Coral Reef : Airlie Beach.
Yacht Charters : Airlie Beach. Rent a Yacht : Airlie Beach.
Reef Safari : Airlie Beach. Ocean Rafting : Airlie Beach.

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Links to Attraction Sites.

Sky Dive Oz : AirlieBeach.
Air Whitsundays : Airlie Beach.
Crocodile Safari : Airlie Beach.
Tiger Moth Adventures : Airlie Beach.
Proserpine Eco Tours : Airlie Beach.

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