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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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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Airlie Beach Free Camping

Unfortunately, there are no official free camping areas anywhere near Airlie Beach. Wind the clock back 15 years and you could just about pull up your campervan anywhere, since then the local council has cracked down and taken that away from us.  Car parks that used to be full of people camping are now paid car parks that have strict…

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Airlie Beach Nightlife | Clubs & Bars

Airlie Beach is basically a one-street town that has a bar every 10 to 20 meters.  Here is a list of the best ones. Boaty’s Airlie Beach Boaty’s is located right at the top of the main street next to the roundabout.  Boaty’s has been an institution for locals since the eighty’s and while it may have changed the name…

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Airlie Beach Vs Cairns

In this article, we aim to help you make an educated choice for your next holiday. Let’s start with the basics for each location. Airlie Beach Cairns Small town Friendly locals Safe nightlife Lots of great food Great Barrier Reef Whitehaven Beach Whitsunday Islands No traffic lights Beautiful everywhere you look Great climate Epic views from hotels Sailing boat tours…

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How To Get To Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach is located on the North Queensland coast roughly halfway between Brisbane and Cairns. There are four main ways to get to Airlie Beach and the decision really depends on how much time you have and how you like to travel. The Aeroplane Flying into Airlie Beach from literally anywhere is going to be your fastest method of getting…

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Are There Crocodiles In Airlie Beach

However, it has happened. Most commonly, crocodiles that are spotted around the Airlie Beach area are in marinas such as Coral Sea Marina.  While it is extremely rare, it can always be a possibility. Crocodiles don’t live in the Airlie Beach area but in passing through they may stop in to the marina and hang out for a few days. …

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