9 Things to do in Airlie Beach

9 Things to do in Airlie Beach
9 Things to do in Airlie Beach

If you are looking for best beach, lots of fun and adventures,  plenty of activities, romantic getaways, day tours than you are on right page as they are countless things to do in Airlie Beach.

Heaven does exist, sitting pretty in the heart of the Whitsundays, the coastal town of Airlie Beach with its perfectly laid back atmosphere, is full of beautiful attractions, has long been a popular and favourite holiday destination.

Often people think about what other things to do on Airlie beach apart from swimming in the ocean or strolling on the beach. Well to answer your confusion, Airlie Beach offers incredible marine parks, fabulous waterfront parks, amazing restaurants, and vibrant markets that inspire you to go with the flow.

I stayed for one and half days and had an amazing time on Airlie Beach, I also had a great breakfast with a view of the ocean before I continued my journey towards Wolf Creek.

If you are looking for the perfect beach holiday location, plenty of adventures and activities in Airlie Beach is a must visit location for everyone.

Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach
Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach is perfect to dip in turquoise blue water, sunbathing and for an evening picnic. The beach offers lots of facilities and a mammoth playground for kids and it’s a perfect place for a relaxed breakfast, lunch or dinner with an incredible view of the beach.

Adventures and Activities in Airlie Beach

Adventures and Activities
Adventures and Activities

When I reached Airlie beach, the first thing I wanted to do was sky diving and look at the gorgeous view of Airlie from the top but due to some issues I could not do it but I would say that no trip is complete to Airlie Beach without taking part in at least one activity or take part in an adventure.

There are a lot of things to do in Airlie Beach and it all depends on how much you want to spend. You can choose Skydiving, scenic flight over Whitsundays and Heart Reef, helicopter flight, sailing, jet ski, ocean rafting, trips to the Great Barrier Reef and many more only in Airlie Beach.

Lots of shops and backpackers offer all different kinds of tours, packages and I think it’s best to book once you reach there as there are not many options are available online unless you don’t want to miss out on specific thing which you really want to do.

Honeyeater Lookout

Honeyeater Lookout
Honeyeater Lookout

Spot the native wildlife and enjoy the incredible view, Honeyeater Lookout is around 8 km roundtrip from the car park in Nara Crescent, it gives you a panoramic view of Airlie Beach.

Hiking is not for the faint hearted, as the terrain is rugged and steep but it’s totally worth it as the view will take your breath away. Don’t forget to bring lots of water and a camera to click the magnificent view of Airlie beach.

Airlie Beach Lagoon

Airlie Beach Lagoon
Airlie Beach Lagoon

The Airlie Beach Lagoon, situated in the heart of town right on the shoreline of the ocean, should be one of the top Airlie Beach activities lists and the lagoon is the ideal spot to relax and unwind yourself.

4,000 square metres public pool is the best spot to swim, sit and watch kids splash water, read your book, or enjoy your lunch looking at the gorgeous view of the ocean. It offers admission, barbecue facilities, bathrooms, change rooms and shaded picnic areas all for free.

Saturday Markets

Saturday Markets
Saturday Markets

Airlie Beach Community Markets are open for everyone every Saturday morning. Strolling around the beautiful market gives you an opportunity to find unique and locally produced arts and crafts, souvenirs, massage stands and food stalls.

It’s the perfect place to start your Saturday morning and be a part of the Airlie Beach morning vibe.

Bicentennial Walk

Bicentennial Walk
Bicentennial Walk

There is a beautiful, The Bicentennial Walk, which is over five kilometres between Airlie Beach lagoon and Cannonvale beach. The reasonably flat walk allows you to discover cafes, restaurants and a gorgeous view of the sunset along the way.

Shops in Airlie Beach

Shops in Airlie Beach
Shops in Airlie Beach

Plenty of shops just a few steps away from Airlie Beach that offers boutiques, souvenir stores, clothes and fashion shops, there is something for everyone at Airlie Beach. There’s also groceries shop, supermarkets such as Woolworths, convenience stores, hairdressers, Doctors, Chemists, and even 24 hours lockers for your convenience.

Cedar Creek Falls

Cedar Creek Falls
Cedar Creek Falls

Looking for more things to do in Airlie beach, if yes than only 30 minutes from Airlie Beach, Cedar Creek Falls is a natural waterhole and is a local’s hidden gem. You can drive to Cedar Creek Falls through picturesque landscapes and pretty cane fields.

Spot wildlife such as fish, turtles and butterflies while you enjoy spectacular waterfalls in the wet season. You can also swim underneath the waterfall and for more adventures, you can enjoy bushwalking from the waterfall.

Day trips from Airlie beach

Day trips from Airlie beach
Day trips from Airlie beach

Around 45 minutes drive from Airlie Beach, there’s one of the locals best kept secrets, Hydeaway Bay, a beach covering over 2 kilometres and having five public access points.

This place should be on your do to list when visiting Airlie beach. The distinguishing feature of Hydeaway Bay is that there are some rock formations with a long stretch of white sand. It is the ideal place to take your family to collect seashells or to jump from one rock to another. There are many other day trips available from Airlie Beach which are really exciting, fun and full of adventures.

Summary of 9 Things to do in Airlie Beach

  • Airlie Beach :- Heaven does exist, sitting pretty in the heart of the Whitsundays, the coastal town of Airlie Beach with its perfectly laid back atmosphere, is full of beautiful attractions, has long been a popular and favourite holiday destination.
  • Adventures and Activities :- You can choose Skydiving, scenic flight over Whitsundays and Heart Reef, helicopter flight, sailing, jet ski, ocean rafting, trips to the Great Barrier Reef and many more only in Airlie Beach.
  • Honeyeater Lookout :- Spot the native wildlife and enjoy the incredible view, Honeyeater Lookout is around 8 km roundtrip from the car park in Nara Crescent, it gives you a panoramic view of Airlie Beach.
  • Airlie Beach Lagoon :- The Airlie Beach Lagoon, situated in the heart of town right on the shoreline of the ocean, should be one of the top Airlie Beach activities lists and the lagoon is the ideal spot to relax and unwind yourself.

  • Saturday Markets :- Strolling around the beautiful market gives you an opportunity to find unique and locally produced arts and crafts, souvenirs, massage stands and food stalls.
  • Bicentennial Walk :- The reasonably flat walk allows you to discover cafes, restaurants and a gorgeous view of the sunset along the way.
  • Shops in Airlie Beach :- Plenty of shops just a few steps away from Airlie Beach that offers boutiques, souvenir stores, clothes and fashion shops, there is something for everyone at Airlie Beach.
  • Cedar Creek Falls :- Only 30 minutes from Airlie Beach, Cedar Creek Falls is a natural waterhole and is a local’s hidden gem.
  • Day trips from Airlie beach :- The distinguishing feature of Hydeaway Bay is that there are some rock formations with a long stretch of white sand. There are many other day trips available from Airlie Beach which are really exciting, fun and full of adventures.

 

 

 

 

 

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