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Airlie Beach

Known as the gateway to the beautiful Whitsunday Islands, Airlie Beach is a great place to hop off for a few days to relax.

If you have time we recommend doing a 2-3 day sailing trip to the Whitsundays. Otherwise have a swim in the local lagoon, chill out in cafes, or head out on the town to experience the famous Airlie Beach nightlife.

If you are short on time but still want to experience the Whitsunday Islands, book a one day trip to catch some of the highlights.


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Known as: The spot to explore the Whitsundays

Must Do: Sail the Whitsundays and check out Whitehaven Beach


  •   Sleep in dorm or double room at a hostel of your choice 

  •   Go on a sailing or ocean rafting trip among the amazing islands (additional cost)

  •   Swim in the lagoon


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Whitsunday Sailing Trip

Take a 1 day, 2 day or 3 day sail around The Whitsundays

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Base Backpackers

Stay right in the heart of Airlie, complete with a poolside bar.