The kids will love it if you take them to Airlie Beach for a family holiday. Airlie Beach is located on the mainland and is the main jumping off point and commercial center for all the island resorts in the Whitsunday Passage. Airlie beach is also the base for the bareboat yachting industry and the three day sailing trips aboard a square rigger, maxi yacht. Airlie Beach has a bustling village like commercial center which is always alive with thousands of backpackers who come here to enjoy a sailing holiday. There are also plenty of great restaurants and cafes. On the Oceanfront, the local council has built a huge lagoon style swimming pool which is always the center of action in the town. It is a great place to bring the kids for the day. A boardwalk starts from here and follows the waterfront around to the Abel point Marina which is the home of the boating action. From here you can take the kids out sailing for the day, take a tour to the Great Barrier Reef or a fishing charter to the local reefs.
Airlie Beach has a vibrant tourism and travel industry which mainly consists of apartment style resorts. These are always the most popular form of accommodation in Airlie beach as they are so popular with families with kids. Many of these are located on the hillside overlooking the town and most command absolutely spectacular ocean views. Most are walking distance to the town area.
Airlie Beach is easy to get to with airports in Proserpine, Mackay and Hamilton Island that all have regular flights and ferry or coach transfers to Airlie Beach are readily available.
Airlie beach is one of the best destinations in Queensland for a family holiday with the kids. There are often Airlie beach specials in this website.