Airlie Beach is best known as being the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. What are the Whitsunday Islands? A collection of 75 tropical islands, scattered amongst the various central reefs of the Great Barrier Reef. We’re talking picture postcard islands with golden sandy beaches, lined with swaying coconut trees. Some of the islands have resorts, some are uninhabited, all are truly stunning.
Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays offer accommodation options catering to people of all budgets and styles. While this destination is best known for its sailing and beaches, Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays diving is also a popular choice and there’s day trips and liveaboard product here, suitable for beginner and intermediate divers.