Airlie Beach Attractions

Queensland is likely to be at the top of many travel wish lists. With the Daintree Forest in the North, the iconic countryside out west, and plenty of flowing waterways in between, this place is beautiful to say the least. You’ve probably been dreaming of the Whitsundays, and spent your fairshare of weekends on the Gold and Sunny Coasts (schoolies anyone?), so we’re guessing that measly little Airlie Beach isn’t ranking too high? You fool! You’re missing out!! Here just a little taste of what this sun-drenched destination has on offer. 

 

Airlie Beach Lagoon 

Every coastal city worth its 2-cents has a central water hole and Airlie Beach is no exception. The Airlie lagoon is a free public park and swimming pool, which is designed, landscaped and maintained to tropical perfection. Our hot tip is to get in early, claim a patch of grass near the free BBQ facilities and park up for the day. The tropical vibes will feel like you’ve been transported to an exotic, faraway island. 

 

Waterfalls in Airlie Beach

TLC got it all wrong. There is nothing better than chasing waterfalls! Tropical North Queensland is home to an abundance of waterfalls and many of these are only a short jaunt from the Airlie Beach CBD. Nestled in between natural rock amphitheatres and lush green rainforests, you can swim underneath the falls and jump from the cliffs. All you need to do is BYO swimmers and you’ll be set for a day at Mother Nature’s water park.  

 

Hiking in Airlie Beach

Strap on your shoes and hit the track. Behind the crystal blue waters, you’ll find an abundance of greenery just waiting to be explored. Whether you’re after a short walk to get your day started or you’re looking for an overnight hike to burn off all the calories from all those bevvys, Airlie Beach will have a track for you. 

 

Sailing in Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach is the gateway to the world renowned Great Barrier Reef. You don’t need to go underwater to embrace this world wonder either. The myriad of sailing clubs in Airlie Beach will give you the millionaire experience – without the hefty costs. You don’t even need to own a boat, and there is no licence required. Just pop on down to the club and they’ll teach you everything there is to know about life on the high seas.