There are dozens of activities to engage in while you holiday in Airlie Beach. Situated in the center of the Whitsundays region of central Queensland, Airlie Beach is the hub of the Whitsunday Passage holiday region. From here, you can depart for a holiday to one of the local Island resorts like Hamilton Island or you can join a sailing adventure on a maxi yacht which can be for a day or a week depending on your itinerary. Local yacht charters originate from Abel Point Marina and you can spend as long as you like sailing about the myriad islands, beaches and bays that make up this spectacular tropical paradise. Other activities from Airlie Beach include diving trips as well as trips into the local hinterland.
Thousands of backpackers flock to Airlie Beach throughout the year to participate in the wonderful activities that are so popular here. Almost all will take part in a three day sailing adventure to the outer islands or take a underwater activities and diving trip out to the Great Barrier Reef itself. Regular charters are operated by a number of companies and you can go on a day trip or on extended live aboard charters. Fringing coral reef also exists around the coast of most of the islands in the region and some are particularly beautiful. Border Island, Hayman Island and Langford reef are all in this category.
In Airlie Beach itself, thousands of people use the beautiful lagoon style swimming pool that has been constructed on the ocean front. Because of marine stingers in the wet season, the local council has provided this magnificent pool for tourists to cool off in and it is really right in the middle of the town of Airlie beach. Swimming here is one of the best activities going round. Airlie Beach is full of little cafes and restaurants and they are always full of holiday makers. It doesn’t matter if it’s for breakfast lunch or dinner, you will always find them busy. There are also plenty of shopping facilities with the Cannonvale shopping plaza providing everything you need for your weekly requirements and the souvenir and special day to day needs being available in Airlie Beach itself.