What travelers say
The landscape is an interesting mix of palm beaches, coral reefs, lush greenery and mountains. Airlie Beach lies near the centre of the Great Barrier Reef and thus is a major tourist attraction. It also houses a variety of marine wildlife.
The aboriginal inhabitants of Airlie Beach ... More are the Ngaro and the Gia people who still occupy a major part of the island. Its economy is primarily dependent on the tourism industry.
The Whitsunday Fun Race is a good time to visit Airlie Beach; with its fun activities, the festival is entertaining and delightful.
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Tips on where to stay
Distance: 10.3 km
City: Daydream Island