The Airlie Beach Lagoon is right in the centre of Airlie Beach and is a focal point of the town. The lagoon is surrounded by grassy hills, perfect for sunbathing, or finding a quiet spot in the shade to read a book. The shallow sandy beach area at one end and children's pool provides a safe environment for young families.
From Airlie Beach you can take day trips to the rain forest, waterfalls and swimming holes; go bush walking, skydiving, parasailing, horse riding, fishing, sea kayaking and
.One of the best ways to experience the islands of the Whitsundays is on a luxury yacht with a skipper and crew or a bareboat charter going wherever you please. Abel Point Marina is where most charters leave. Abel Point houses North Queensland's largest marina catering for boats of all kinds, right up to the largest super yacht. It also offers access to all types of aquatic action from snorkelling to diving to sailing directly from Airlie Beach. The Marina Village is home to stylish restaurants and casual cafes and is located just a short stroll away from the luxury resort accommodation and boutique shopping of Airlie Beach. If you don't have time to go sailing, explore the vast panorama from the air on a scenic flight.
.Tucked away in the hills of the mainland, Jubilee Pocket is just two minutes drive from Airlie Beach on the road to Shute Harbour. The town is nestled amongst rainforest and picturesque countryside. Nature walks, jet-ski hire and other water activities are close at hand. For a wild adventure head up the Proserpine River on a crocodile safari to encounter estuarine crocodiles, and a variety of wildlife including migratory birds.
When the sun sets on Airlie Beach, energy exudes from the restaurants, bars and nightclubs where backpackers and travellers enjoy the tropical nights. Stylish hotels on the water's edge blend comfortably alongside camping and caravan parks and backpacker accommodation. It's that kind of place.