Airlie Beach vs Port Douglas

This article aims to break down the major differences between Airlie Beach and Port Douglas, making your holiday destination choice a little bit easier. Getting There Airlie Beach is 1000 km closer to most airports in Australia than Port Douglas, which is accessed via Cairns.  If flying into Airlie Beach, you will need to fly to Proserpine then catch a…

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How Many Days Do You Need In The Whitsundays?

Most people will recommend a minimum of 4 days when visiting The Whitsundays and here is why. Airlie Beach and The Whitsundays are all about slowing down, unwinding and taking in the beautiful scenery.  Sunset beers and alfresco dining is a way of life here that may take the average city dweller time to adjust to. If you are wanting…

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Do You Need A Stinger Suit In The Whitsundays?

The most responsible answer to the stinger suit question is yes, you should wear a stinger suit while swimming in The Whitsundays and here is why. Why? Jellyfish or stingers, as they are commonly referred to are present in warm oceans all over the world.  From Thailand to Jamaica and everywhere in between you could experience stingers. Australia is the…

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Are There Sharks In The Whitsundays?

Sharks are a bit scary to most people but this is mainly because they are not fully understood.  The Whitsundays is home to many sharks but you don’t need to worry about them. The fact of the matter is that The Whitsundays is open ocean and sharks will come and go but we rarely see large sharks around here. Most…

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Why Is The Water So Blue In The Whitsundays?

Here at Red Cat Adventures, we strive to dig deeply into the scientific reasoning behind the turquoise waters we call home. As with all aspects of our tour guiding life, we like to be properly informed ourselves, in order to pass on correct information. The Colour While blue is the go-to colour that springs to mind, we can safely say…

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Does Anyone Live On Whitsunday Island?

While Whitsunday Island itself is not inhabited, there are a few islands nearby that do have quite a few people living there.  National parks have openly stated loud and clear that there will never be any development of accommodation on Whitsundays Island. Whitsunday Island is home to Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet, which is a very significant aboriginal area. On…

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Complete List Of Islands In The Whitsundays

Here is the complete list of all 74 of the official islands in The Whitsundays. You can see quite a lot of these islands on our multi-award winning day tour Thundercat. Baynham IslandComston IslandGaibirra IslandKeyser IslandLindeman Island (Resort)Little Lindeman IslandMaher IslandMansell IslandPentecost IslandCamp Island (Resort)Seaforth IslandShaw Island Thomas IslandTriangle IslandVolskow IslandDaydream Island (Resort)Denman IslandGoat IslandLong Island (Resort)Mid Molle IslandNorth Molle…

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How Far Is Airlie Beach From The Whitsundays

The Whitsundays is a collective term that refers to The Whitsunday group of islands just off the coast from Airlie Beach.  Technically there is an invisible line that separates The Whitsundays from Airlie Beach. This invisible line is only located 1 nautical mile outside of Coral Sea Marina which means that you will generally be in ‘The Whitsundays’ only minutes…

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Airlie Beach Beaches

Airlie Beach, as per the name is a beach town that has several beaches accessible by land.  Of course, the main reason most people visit Airlie is to visit Whitehaven Beach, though that is not actually located in Airlie Beach.   This article focuses on the beaches you can access without hopping onto a boat. Airlie Main Beach Located just off…

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Airlie Beach Information

Airlie Beach is our small coastal town on the north coast of Queensland.  Airlie is famous for being the gateway to The Whitsundays which often leaves the town itself overlooked. Airlie Beach, as a destination itself, is mind-blowingly beautiful and full of adventure for everyone including backpackers, retirees and families. Below is a collection of articles that we have written…

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