Things to Do

Things to Do in Airlie Beach, The Whitsundays.

The Whitsundays is a fantastic holiday destination located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef with numerous on-shore activities. Explore Airlie Beach and the surrounding area to discover the endless possibilities. The choices are many, so read on and let your imagination go wild.

Airlie Beach Lagoon

Pull out a towel and relax by the lagoon, escaping all your worries as you daydream and gaze out to the Whitsunday Islands.

Visit Cape Gloucester

Hire a jeep and drive down to Cape Gloucester, only 45 minutes away. Have lunch on the beach at Montee’s, a local institution since 1973 with incredible views up the coast. Enjoy a seafood platter with your toes in the sand or stroll down the beach and go for a drink at the nearby Eco Resort.

Wine and Dine

Go for drinks and dinner at Beach Plaza on The Esplanade – Airlie Beach’s waterfront dining precinct. Start with a cocktail at the Marble Bar at LA Tabella or Salt Bar and restaurant. As you watch the sunset and passing parade. Then for dinner, choose from Thai, Chinese, Seafood, Indian, Pasta or Buger before heading out to bar-hop and nightclub.

Crocodile Watching

For a wild adventure, head up the Proserpine River on a crocodile safari to encounter some of the 200 estuarine crocodiles and a variety of wildlife including migratory birds that call this place home.

Go Bushwalking

Experience the natural beauty of the coast on foot through National Park tracks winding down to protected coastlines and deserted beaches. Do the Whitsunday Great Walk which runs from Brandy Creek to Airlie Beach (30km) or choose from numerous other options. For more information visit Queensland Parks & Wildlife or call (07) 4967 7355.

Pamper Yourself

Indulge your senses with a relaxing massage or perhaps a spa treatment. Wash away the sea salt and spoil yourself.

Learn to Play the Didgeridoo

Develop your musical skills with free lessons every day at Whitsunday Opals on The Esplanade in downtown Airlie. Amaze yourself and your friends with the noise you can make.

Throw another Shrimp on the Barbie

Cook dinner Paul Hogan style on one of the barbeques located around the swimming lagoon or on the foreshore near the beach the play Bridge at the In house bridge club .