Airlie Beach travel guide

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You're Going to Love Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach is a must-see destination in Queensland, Australia. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 30 days in order to fully appreciate everything Airlie Beach has to offer.

Where to Eat in Airlie Beach

If you’re looking for affordable options, Fish D'vine (12 Airlie Esplanade) and The Pub (16 Airlie Esp) are great picks.

When to visit Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel
Airlie Beach in February
Estimated hotel price
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Airlie Beach


Although Airlie Beach doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Hamilton Island (HTI), which is located 27 km from Airlie Beach. The shortest flight to Airlie Beach from New Zealand departs from Christchurch and takes around 16h 20m.

Airports near Airlie Beach

Airlines serving Airlie Beach

United Airlines
Good (4,220 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,181 reviews)
Excellent (1,794 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (723 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (584 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (372 reviews)
Air New Zealand
Good (215 reviews)
Good (211 reviews)
Virgin Australia
Good (205 reviews)
Hawaiian Airlines
Good (1,309 reviews)
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Where to stay in Airlie Beach

From 5-star hotels such as the At Marina Shores to great affordable options like the Whitsunday Vista Resort, Airlie Beach offers a range of accommodations for every taste. Average rates range from around $210 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $374 and up for a 5-star experience. If you’re on a budget, well-reviewed accommodations include Magnums Accommodation Airlie Beach - Adults Only and Nomads Airlie Beach.

Where to stay in popular areas of Airlie Beach

Most booked hotels in Airlie Beach

Mirage Whitsundays
Excellent (9, Excellent reviews)
Coral Sea Marina Resort
Excellent (8.6, Excellent reviews)
Airlie Beach Hotel
Excellent (8.4, Excellent reviews)
Magnums Accommodation Airlie Beach - Adults Only
Excellent (8.1, Excellent reviews)
Mantra Club Croc
Good (7.5, Good reviews)

Hiring a car in Airlie Beach

Hiring a car in Airlie Beach costs $118 per day, on average, or $3,529 if you want to hire it for 30 days.

Expect to pay $2.00 per litre in Airlie Beach (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your car hire, filling up the tank will cost between $23.92 and $31.89.