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Airlie Beach

Gateway to the Whitsundays

Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches. This town of approximately 8,000 lies a short trip away from the spectacular Whitsunday Islands. Often used as a starting point for exploration of the Great Barrier Reef, the friendly, down-to-earth charisma of Airlie Beach holds plenty of attraction in itself. To personalize your trip to Airlie Beach, create itinerary details specific to you using our Australia trip planner.
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Where to stay in Airlie Beach

As the jumping-off point for the Whitsunday Islands, Arlie Beach boasts a selection of hostels specifically catering to backpackers. Centrally located inns offer a low-cost option mere minutes from popular bars and restaurants. If you're looking for something quieter, consider one of the area's motels or rental apartments, many of which offer fully equipped kitchens, secure parking, and free Wi-Fi, just a walk away from good shopping and dining opportunities in central Arlie Beach. 
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