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A stone's throw from the Reef
Airlie Beach has made the most of its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef, swelling in size over the years to become a bustling tourist town. Located just a stone's throw from the nearby Whitsunday Islands and its world-renowned coral reef, Airlie Beach now services an often transient but always tranquil local community.
Boasting a broad range of accommodation, from cheap and cheerful backpacker hostels to bed and breakfasts and stylish seaside apartments, Airlie Beach remains eternally popular with travellers looking to explore the nearby Whitsunday Islands. Along with neighbouring Proserpine, Airlie Beach is a major departure point for The Great Barrier Reef and is located in the heart of the idyllic Whitsundays.
If you're not heading off to the islands, Airlie Beach itself offers plenty of attractions for those keen to make the most of the town. The annual Easter Regatta attracts yacht enthusiasts from around Australia, while the Whitsunday Reef Festival is a four-day celebration of free entertainment and festivities located in and around the beach. If the tropical beach lifestyle appeals, what are you waiting for? Airlie Beach awaits!