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Know before you go
Surrounded by the 74 islands that make up the Whitsunday Archipelago, Airlie Beach is the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef. A stay near Airlie Beach Lagoon puts you close to the marina and best waterfront bars, cafes, restaurants, and shops. For those looking to book a yacht trip or a diving expedition, staying around the Coral Sea Marina or Shute Harbor is your best bet. Families will like the quieter neighborhood of Cannonvale and its lovely gardens, quaint cafes, and family-friendly beaches.
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Price trends, weather and things to do can help you make a decision.
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With long, blazing days, summers in Airlie Beach can get a little too hot to handle. Don’t worry, because it’s also the wettest season of the year. The frequent showers cool things down a bit. You’ll spend a lot of your time relaxing in the shade with a fruit-flavored beverage.

This season is the best time for chasing waterfalls, which often cascade into swimming holes at full force, thanks to the wet weather.

Summer and fall are stinger season. You can cool off far away from the jellyfish in the swimming enclosures set up at Boathaven and other popular beaches.

Hole up from the heat, or the sporadic showers, at a beachside resort. Who needs to go outside when your accommodation has a hot tub that overlooks the Whitsunday Islands?

Mar - May
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You’ve timed things perfectly if you arrive during the fall, when Airlie Beach has some of its best weather of the year. During shoulder season, the heat and humidity are mild and the days are bright and clear. The summertime crowds are gone, leaving you the beach to yourself.

Take advantage of the wonderful weather by exploring Airlie Beach’s well-loved trails. Try hiking along Honeyeater Walk, where you’ll be rewarded with sweet views of the town and the ocean beyond.

If you’re in town over the weekend, check out the Airlie Beach Community Markets that take place every Saturday. Street stalls sell everything from fresh local produce to handmade knick-knacks.

From freshly caught trout and mudcrabs to specialty blends made with beans from local favorite Campos Coffee, delight your taste buds while taking in the bay views at Airlie Beach’s al fresco restaurants.

Jun - Aug
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Pack plenty of T-shirts and shorts for your trip to Airlie Beach, because the year-round tropical climate means that winters are warm and dry. Gear up for clear skies and great sunsets along the otherwise busy Whitehaven Beach, which empties out during low season. Manta rays and other creatures are easy to spot while snorkeling or scuba diving.

Cheer on hundreds of yachts as they cross the finish line at the annual Airlie Beach Race Week. Nighttime is also jam-packed with festivities.

Catch a glimpse of southern humpbacks teaching their newborns how to swim from June to August. Whale-watching cruises offer affordable low-season rates.

Live it up at August’s four-day Great Barrier Reef Festival, one of the biggest events in Queensland. Look forward to fish-themed floats, foot-tapping music, the best local food and drink, and fireworks reflected in the placid waters of the bay.

Sep - Nov
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No wonder spring is one of the most popular times to visit Airlie Beach. It’s warm—but not too warm—and has pleasantly sunny days, low humidity, and very little rainfall. Light winds and calm seas make boating a favorite activity.

The tranquil waters mean spring is the ideal time to take a day trip to the islands surrounding Airlie Beach. The calm northerly winds mean that you’ll be able to explore some of the anchorages that are inaccessible other times of the year.

Head out on a cruise in the late afternoon and end the day sipping cocktails as the sun sinks below the horizon and the clear skies transform into star-filled nights.

While swimming and snorkeling are awesome all year round, they’re exceptionally lovely in spring when temperatures are warm and the waves are gentle.

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Hotels near the sights

  • Airlie Beach Lagoon
    Families should consider staying near Airlie Beach Lagoon. Extending almost to the ocean’s edge, the freeform pool is surrounded by sandy beach areas, landscaped gardens, and play areas for the children. Reasonably priced lodgings ring the lagoon, as do open-air eateries.
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  • Boathaven Beach
    If the open ocean feels intimidating, Boathaven Beach was created just for you. It has netting that protects it from jellyfish, and a location that keeps the waves gentle even when there’s a strong breeze. It’s close to the marina and the shops along the main street. The boathouse hotels surrounding the cove are great for watching yachts sail to and from the lively port.
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  • Coral Sea Marina
    Many tour companies are located at Coral Sea Marina, so staying nearby means exciting day trips in the Whitsunday Islands and the Great Barrier Reef. The vibrant marina village is home to waterfront restaurants, bars and cafes.
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  • Airlie Creek Track
    Trade your flip-flops for hiking boots and explore a different side of Airlie Beach. Make your way up gravelly hills and through tranquil forests along the Airlie Creek Track. Keep an eye out for the native Proserpine Rock Wallaby and other resident creatures. Start your trek from Waterson Way, which has plenty of affordable apartments and hotels.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Airlie Beach hotels

Coral Sea Resort Hotel, Airlie Beach Hotel, and Airlie Beach Motor Lodge are some of the most popular hotels for travellers looking to stay near Airlie Beach Lagoon. See the full list: Hotels near Airlie Beach Lagoon.

Popular hotels close to Atlantic Clipper include Coral Sea Resort Hotel, Airlie Beach Hotel, and Airlie Beach Motor Lodge. See the full list: Hotels near Atlantic Clipper.

Popular hotels close to Brisbane Intl Airport include Alcyone Hotel Residences, Kingsford Smith Motel, and Pullman Brisbane Airport. See the full list: Hotels near Brisbane Intl Airport.

A few of the most popular hotels near Bicentennial Walkway are Airlie Beach Hotel, Airlie Beach Motor Lodge, and Heart Hotel and Gallery Whitsundays. See the full list: Hotels near Bicentennial Walkway.

Colonial Palms Motor Inn, Coral Sea Resort Hotel, and Airlie Beach Motor Lodge all received great reviews from families travelling in Airlie Beach. See the full list: Family Hotels Airlie Beach.

Popular hotels by the beach in Airlie Beach include Coral Sea Resort Hotel, Airlie Beach Hotel, and at Marina Shores. See the full list: Airlie Beach Beach Hotels.

Some of the most popular hotels with a pool in Airlie Beach include Colonial Palms Motor Inn, Coral Sea Resort Hotel, and Airlie Beach Hotel. See the full list: Hotels with a Pool in Airlie Beach.