We go on a cruise in June and will have a day at Airlie beach (10th of June). The ship arrives at 07:00 and departs at 15:30.
We will be travelling with a 14 months-old daughter, so I guess the snorkelling/diving tours are not considered.
Can you recommend any other tours/things to do?
I was reading about Crocodile safari, is it worth going on?
Thanks a lot!
I'm Kamran and new to this forum. I will be visiting Australia for the first time from the states beginning early February for 5 weeks. I need help in choosing a place to stay, maximum100/night. Some of the earlier postings in this forum have suggestions but some of those were years ago.
Thanks for your help.
I have booked a 7 day stay at Airlie beach for my husband, our 26 yr old daughter and myself. However, comments are now along the line of "Why Airlie Beach?" as people are suggestingt there isn't anything to do. We thought we would take a day trip to Whitehaven, Great Barrier Reef and maybe Hamilton Island. Does anybody have any other suggestions?
My girlfriend will be staying in Airlie Beach for 4/5 nights, what is it like there, do many girls go and stay there alone? is it a safe area? i have heard its a very popular tourist area for backpackers, is this true? are the locals friendly?
Getting married start of April at whitehaven beach v( if it doesnt rain!). Just wondering what to do afterwards re: dinner. I was initally looking at shingle resort hotel but that restaurant opens from wednesday and we are getting married on a monday.Any ideas?
thanks in advance
I've already booked a 3-day Pacific Sunrise cruise through the Whitsunday Islands for my family of 5. This cruise should be amazing, and will offer us a chance for us to snorkel, cruise, etc to various Whitsunday islands. But I am thinking that to supplement and experience as much of the Great Barrier Reef as possible, I should find a seaplane tour that covers more of the Outer Reef. I see some Air Whitsunday tours (some that are "just" an hour flight, some that include a flight out to Whitehaven beach and private pontoon station in reef, etc). I've also seen helicopter flights over the reef offered. Please offer me some advice if you know if this makes sense. Is snorkeling during the PC cruise sufficient (given a budget that DOES eventually have a limit), or would I regret not doing more on one of the tour provider's pontoons, say. I am assuming this latter arrangement puts you out further in the reef than the Whitsundays.... I am definitely interested in doing the seaplane flight, at a minimum. Is anyone familiar with the Air Whitsunday tours??
Hi my wife and me are coming to oz for 6 weeks over xmas and plan on flying into cairns then down to the whitsundays for a few days and would like to visit whitehaven beach ! do we stay in airlie beach and go from there ? after that we want to spend xmas in townsville then travel to brisbane for NYE any ideas what the best way is to go about all this CHEAPLY ?
My friend and I will be traveling to Airlie Beach in January to go on a sailing trip. We return to Airlie Beach on a Tuesday at 4:30pm. Our flight is that same night from Prosperine Airport at 6:50pm. Does anyone know the best way to get back to the airport from the city?? Thank you!
We live in Cairns and we were thinking of camping in Airlie for the period over Christmas, just a week. What is the humidity like, as Cairns is stinking hot over that time.
If someone who has been in both town can shed some light, that would be great.
Hi there everyone...
I have booked a trip to Airlie beach over NYE 2009/2010, with my boyfriend and another couple and am wondering if anyone knows WHATS HAPPENING UP THERE over NYE & that period???
Also any ideas or names of some good clean, cheap, fun activities or tours in the area (Airlie/Islands/Reefs)???
Do you do short scenic flights out over the reef?
I was wondering if September was a good time to visit Airlie Beach. I'm worried it will be too cold to swim/snorkel, and my main reason for going is to see some of the Great Barrier Reef. Thanks!
I have 4 nights to spend on Airlie beach/ whitsundays and would like some advice on what to do about accomodation. Would it be better for me to book 4 nights accom in Airlie and do day tours out to the islands or are there good places to stay on the islands themselves? Also can anyone recommended any good tours of the islands? Thanks!
I just posted some excellent deals on Singapore Airlines from US and UK in Travel Deals which may be of interest to those travelling to Airlie Beach. Deals are for travel from 1 Sep and go to many destinations including Sydney and Brisbane.
My partner and I recently booked our honeymoon in Airlie Beach for eary March next year. We were advised of the stinger season, but our travel agent failed ot mention the rainy - cyclone season. Can you please advise whether early march is a good time to travel to Airlie Beach? How rainy is it?
I'm looking to book some accomodation for early December, for 6 nights and need a little help. I'm looking for somewhere self-contained (eg.kitchen/ette) within a level walking distance to the centre of Airlie Beach. I'm taking my mum up for her 70th birthday, so need a place with no steep walking involved etc.
I'm also a little worried about ending up near the construction site of the new marina, though I don't actually know where abouts it is.
So far, I've found a nice place right across from the waterfront at Cannonvale Beach that's120 per night for 2 bedroom, ocean view.
Any comments/ideas for other places close by are welcome & much appreciated.
hi. im currently working in gladstone and i am planning a 3 week road trip back to melbourne in late december
i am considering driving up to airlie but i am wondering if this is worth it? as its a good 5-6 hours out of my way!
is late december a good time of year to go? a little worried about the wet season, stingers etc. i would mainly be going to explore the whitsundays
thanks for your help!
Am travelling to Airlie beach in December. Was wondering what are the travel options from Townsville to Airlie Beach? Is renting a car the only way or is there some kind of a bus/ ferry service?
so in feb are there usually heaps of tourists?
hi i am going to airlie beach in feb 09 from the 8th to the 15th and was just wondering what the weather is like and if its worth going?
Hi just wondering if anyone can tell me the best way to get from Airlie Beach to either Brisbane or the Gold Coast?
Hi there, where heading up to Airlie Beach for Newyears getting a few days before and leaving a few days later, can anyone recommend the best backpackers to stay at?, also is there events or festivals happening at this time.
Can anyone suggest the cheapest way to get to Mackay airport from Airlie beach.
Thinking of using Greyhound,but don't know if bus stops at airport.
I'm going to Airlie Beach for a short stop over by myself next week - Is snorkelling the only thing to do there? Would appreciate any suggestions for activities and cool places to hook up with people while I'm there?
whats better Airlie beach or Townsville ?
looking to stay 3 nights before moving on to Hamilton Island
is the journey down from Townsville worth it or is it best just to base ourselves in Airlie
Hi! Does anyone have any recommendations/advice on which boating company off of Airlie Beach/Whitsundays to use to hire a motorized boat for five people? We want to live on the boat for five days and go from island to island. There are so many boat companies out there it's hard to choose. Any advice? We will be going in early July. In particular, has anyone used the "rent a yacht" company?
I am planning on heading to Airlie beach this Sept... I am wondering if there are any harvest jobs near by there. I want to work in harvest industry for 3 months so I can qualify for a second working holiday maker Visa... anyone know anything? Same for Byron Bay.....
We will be in Airlie Beach for New Year's Eve Could anybody recommend a good resturant/lounge to celebrate 2006?
How bad can it get February on the Whitsunday Islands? Is it worth booking the Avatar for 2 nights or better to stay on one of the islands? Which island? What's the best way to realize the beauty of the reef in Feb?
Hi, I'm wanting to go to Airlie(Shute Harbour) (from Switzerland) for 4nights in Oct & stay in a double room with ensuite. Has anyone stayed in this type of room lately (not a dorm)that is clean, has a pool & central? Aircon would be a bonus. Some of the reviews I have read scare me!