8 free things to do in Airlie Beach

​​​​​​​​​​8 free things to do in Airlie Beach​

Airlie Beach is the beating heart of The Whitsundays. Its laid back, friendly atmosphere is a favourite for both travellers and locals alike. Here are some ways to enjoy your time in Airlie Beach without breaking the bank!

1. Walk the Bicentennial Walk

The Bicentennial Walk stretches over five kilometres from Cannonvale Beach to Airlie Beach Lagoon. Along the way, you will discover restaurants with live music, cafés, small tucked-away beaches, and sunset views to cherish forever.

2. Swim the Airlie Beach Lagoon

The Airlie Beach Lagoon is perfect for those warm summer days. The whopping 4,000 square metres public pool is a great spot to read a book, roll out the yoga mat, or watch as the kids splash in the children’s area. Built on raised ground, you will have views out over the Coral Sea and Whitsunday Islands.

3. Cool off at Cedar Creek Falls

Only 30 minutes from Airlie Beach, you will travel past picturesque cane fields, and scenic landscapes to the secluded natural fresh waterhole tucked away in the Whitsunday Coast hinterland. You can enjoy spectacular waterfalls in the wet season and abundant flora and fauna. The waterfall is an easy walk from the parking area.

4. Hike the Honeyeater Lookout

Beginning on Kara Crescent just off the main street, this hike is not for the faint-hearted! It is a 5km round trip. The terrain is steep and rugged but the view is worth it! With panoramic views over Airlie Beach and out to the Whitsunday Islands, this is a beautiful way to start your morning.​


Airlie Beach Lagoon

Cedar Creek Falls

​5. Stroll the Saturday markets

Bring your Saturday to life with a stroll through the Airlie Beach Community Markets. Walk around the many market stalls; it is a feast for the senses. Complete with local produce, art, craft, and locally made souvenirs, it’s the ideal place to buy a unique gift with that Airlie charm.

6. Bask on the beaches

Airlie Beach is home to three main beaches – Airlie, Boathaven and Cannonvale Beaches. Throw in a line at Cannonvale Beach or take the kids to the small playground. Airlie Beach is perfect for an evening picnic; recently redeveloped with new facilities and a mega playground. Boathaven Beach is perfect for those insta-shots.

7. Browse the main street boutiques

With so many unique stores, there is something for everyone. Take a wander and discover galleries, boutiques and souvenir stores.

8.Selfie at an iconic Airlie Beach sign

Before you farewell Airlie Beach make sure you grab a photo in front of one of the iconic Airlie Beach signs with views over the Coral Sea you will make all of your friends jealous!​

Take the train​

​Hop aboard the ​​Spirit of Queensland​ from Brisbane to Airlie Beach! Book online now​.

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