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Things to do in Airlie Beach

Things to do in Airlie Beach


With roughly 1200 locals, the region’s tourism sector means big business - and they know how to host an unforgettable holiday!


Quite literally on Airlie Beach’s doorstep is the magical underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef. This, combined with a subtropical climate with moderately warm weather year-round makes Airlie Beach a really attractive holiday destination throughout the year.


Make the most of the blues skies and good vibes on one of the many Whitsunday islands excursions on offer, departing Airlie Beach.

Airlie Beach day tours extend everywhere from Whitehaven Beach to Tongue Bay, and incorporate everything from snorkelling to beach-hopping and even guided bushwalks.


Take this Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet Day Tour for example. Extending across eight hours, you’ll also get to visit Stonehaven Bay, Mantaray Bay and Tongue Bay.


Set aboard the Thundercat, a custom-built vessel specifically for the Whitsunday conditions, this exhilarating day trip gets you a ticket aboard one of the fastest catamarans in the Whitsundays.


Designed for stability and speed, this is a day full of fun for passengers aged 4+, with morning tea and lunch included.


From the water isn’t the only way to see the famous Whitsundays - with this 1 Hour Scenic Helicopter Flight bound to leave you speechless. Experience panoramic views of all the ‘must see’ locations including Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach, while you discover the surrounding islands as well as the Heart Reef and many more unique locations!


This experience is perfect if you’re short on time but want to see all the highlights of the Whitsundays, with views of Daydream Island, Hamilton Island, Hayman Island and more - it doesn't get much better than this.


Have more time on your hands?


Apart from cruising along the coast, there are plenty of things to do in Airlie Beach itself. The Honeyeater Lookout Trail provides you with a good excuse to stretch the legs, as it leads up to a stellar viewpoint with panoramic perspectives of Airlie Beach, the bays and surrounding hills.


Otherwise, this Chasing Waterfalls Day Tour provides a great opportunity to explore two magical, freshwater waterfalls and swimming holes hidden within a serene rainforest. Surrounded by awe-inspiring mountain ranges and colourful volcanic rock pools, you'll spend most of the day in the pristine Eungella National Park - also known as the ‘Land of the Clouds’.


It’s an Airlie Beach day tour you’re sure to never forget, and with up to 10% off, there’s all the more reason to get booking!


Escape to the paradise of Airlie Beach and experience a tropical paradise unlike any other. With a welcoming as warm as the north Queensland sunshine and so much to see, do and discover, this is one holiday destination that deserves to be adored. 


Book an Airlie Beach tour or activity today and receive up to 10% cashback in credit to spend on another experience anywhere in the world!



Frequently Asked Questions About ​Day Trips In Airlie Beach 


How many days do you need for Airlie Beach?
As this is a region that encourages exploration and island hopping, 3 day - 1 week in Airlie Beach provides enough time to do exactly that! As the main hub for most travellers visiting The Whitsundays, this also means you get to experience the local restaurants, bars, cafes and culture of Airlie.


What is the best month to visit Airlie Beach?
Anytime in Spring (Sept - Nov)  is the best time to visit, as the weather is close to perfect and the town itself is pumping with holidaymakers and energy,


What are the top attractions to visit around Airlie Beach?
Any day tour departing Airlie Beach or multi-day tour departing Airlie Beach is considered a top attraction. It’s the best way to see the beauty that surrounds the town and with a wide range of Airlie Beach tour companies run by locals, you’re guaranteed a good time!


Which experiences are best for multi-day tours on Airlie Beach?
Looking to make the most of the popular multi-day tours on offer in the region? Check out this 4 Day 3 Night Maxi Yacht Tour of the Whitesundays. It’s a thrilling adventure throughout the tropical islands where you get to visit the most popular destinations, including snorkel sites and bushwalking locations.

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