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Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach Dawn Boomerang Nomads!!

The Airlie Beach page for all those that would like to meet up with a fellow Cruise Critic Dawn Boomerangs members. I have added a few links that have some useful and interesting information about Airlie Beach.




Tuesday, March 20, 2012

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6:00 PM

Wikipedia’s Airlie Beach

Tourism Whitsundays



Browsing sites for Airlie beach I came across http://www.airliebeach.com/daytrips/ it lists day trips that are available in and around Airlie beach, the Islands and the Reefs. Airlie Beach is an incredibly well set up tourist destination, many tours offer shuttle buses, however that may not go to the ship, so you will need to check.  
You will also need to make sure when you talk with the tour operators that you are on the ship when you do book tours, always best to be on the safe side, there is the possibility of time changes and delays, you do not want to miss getting back on the ship!!!! Where the ship docks and the location of where many tours operate from are opposite ends of Airlie beach, from my memory it is not walking distance, so you may not be able to run from a tour to the ship!.
*Links may change as the site is constantly updating tours and prices, should a link below not work go to the main site, (link above)

Big Fury
Depart: 10:30
Return: 5:00pm
Brochure PDF
Get there before the crowds aboard one of the whitsundays most exciting rides, Big Fury. We take you to Coral Reef Sites in comfort and at a third of the travel time of some other boats. The first stop is the amazing Whitehaven Beach, where you can enjoy 2 hours of swimming, relaxing or strolling along the 7 kms of pure white silica sand.
Includes morning tea, lunch, and afternoon tea. Courtesy pick up and drop off from local holiday accommodation

Reefworld  After speaking with the tour operator this tour would not be possible as you would not get back to the ship in time, however I am keeping this one in because should you ever get the cahnce to go to Airlie Beach with more time this is a tour not to be missed.
From $195 pp
Return: 5.30pm
Encounter the breath-taking spendour of the Great Barrier Reef, bringing you face to face with the treasures of the underwater world. A high speed catamaran cruise gives you plenty of time to explore the reef, either snorkelling or by the glass hulled semi submersible or underwater viewing chamber.

Whitehaven Express 
From $150 pp
Depart: 9:00am (Abel Point Marina)
Returns: 5:00pm
Cruising the full length of Whitehaven Beach and offering you the most time to swim, walk or relax plus our Aussie B.B.Q with picnic tables in the shade. Glass Bottom boat coral viewing swim or snorkel over spectacular coral and tropical fish. Snorkelling tuition for the experience
Enjoy a guided National Park bushwalk to the Hill Inlet Scenic Lookout, where you can view the inlet and Whitehaven Bay… be sure to take your camera.

Salty Dog Kayaking
From $70 pp
Depart: 8:30am
Return: 4:30pm
Sea kayak through the amazing Whitsunday Islands. Explore nearby and remote islands. Swim and snorkel on vibrant coral reefs and enjoy delicious meals. Half day and multi day trips available. Beginners, families and groups welcome. Kayak hire also available.

Whitsunday Crocodile Safari
Brochure PDF
$120 pp
Departs 8:30am
Returns: 3:00pm
Nowhere else on the Queensland coast can you experience so much in one location. In Proserpine, you can cruise around in pristine crocodile country as well as tour through freshwater wetland habitat, melaleuca forest and a mangrove ecosystem. Proserpine River Eco Tours is based in the Whitsundays and our tour is a unique nature experience, which offers you an exciting day trip into the realm of the saltwater crocodile.

Whitsunday Jetski Tours
Brochure PDF
(Airlie Adventure)
From: $100 pp
Depart: 9:00 am
Returns 11:00 am
(Daydream Extreme)
From $170 pp
Depart: 12:00 pm
Returns: 4:30 pm
Whitsunday Jet Ski Tours is the newest and most exciting adventure tour in the Whitsundays and is the first and only guided jet ski tour operating from Abel Point Marina, Airlie Beach to the Whitsunday Islands. Guests can ride their very own luxury Honda jet ski into the beautiful world heritage Whitsunday Island Marine Park.



  1. Brigitte and I booked in Airlie Beach this excursion:
    Sail the Whitsundays
    WSY-110 | Airlie Beach, Australia | Group Size: 80
    Discover the scenic wonders of the Whitsunday Passage, sailing the same waters as Captain Cook onboard the Camira, one of the world’s fastest sailing catamarans. After cruising around this fascinating maze of coral islands, enjoy a refreshing swim at a deserted beach.

    Comment by Hubert Savelberg — February 11, 2012 @ 10:55 am

  2. Illusions 2 Island Cruise, Pick Up 8am, return 4pm http://www.airliebeach.com/daytrips/illusions/
    $125.00 (AUD) PP

    Comment by Dee — February 14, 2012 @ 3:43 am

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