Airlie Beach is the centre of the complex of islands, villages and resort towns that is the Whitsunday group. Located between Cannonvale and Shute Harbour, and ideally situated at the bottom of the Conway Ranges beside a beautiful tropical beach, it is 1135 km north of Brisbane and 26 km east of Proserpine.
The centre of the Airlie Beach township is a myriad of gift shops, eating places ranging from fast foods to quality restaurants, pubs and bars, and shops catering for the needs of holiday makers. Located only a few metres from the beach the shopping centre has a holiday feel. The whole township has a distinctly tropical flavour.
Things to see
For a more detailed description of the attractions in the region refer to the Whitsunday entry which includes details on all the major islands in the Whitsunday group as well as details of accommodation at Shute Harbour and Cannonvale. Check out: http://www.whitsundaytourism.com/places_to_visit/airlie-beach.cfm
Conway National Park
To the south of Airlie Beach (take the Conway Beach Road off Shute Harbour Road to the west of Cannonvale) are the Cedar Creek Falls which are set in a beautiful and mountainous region on the edge of the Conway National Park. The falls tumble 12 metres through rainforest into a stream which is ideal for swimming if you want to escape the heat and warmth of the ocean.
Whitsunday Visitors & Convention Bureau
6 The Esplanade
Airlie Beach QLD 4802
Telephone: (07) 4946 6673