Situated right on the water with stunning views, the locals call it 'the best spot in town'. The Whitsunday Sailing Club has a great atmosphere and is the hub for sailing enthusiasts in Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays. Visitors are always welcome and facilities include a bar, bistro, pokies, function and sailing facilities. The Galley Bistro offers great value, seasonally designed menus and an all weather balcony to enjoy the waterside location. Lunch and dinner are served seven days a week with a buffet roast every Wednesday night. The Club has extensive social and sailing calendars with Airlie Beach Race Week and the Great Whitsunday Fun Race the highlights in August. A beautiful waterside pavilion is ideal for weddings and ceremonies and the function and catering facilities are perfect for meetings or celebrations. The Maritime Training Centre offers a wide variety of safety and sailing courses ranging from boat licences and first aid certificates to commercial marine qualifications. It is also one of the few places in Queensland to gain an STCW95 qualification for working on commercial vessels. With a unique location and excellent club facilities, they invite you to come and visit when you are next in town.
Whitsunday Waterfront Apartments are located on the beachfront in a quiet, peaceful area of the spectacular Whitsunday Coast. The self contained two bedroom or studio units are clean, comfortable, spacious and affordable and you can relax on your own private balcony overlooking the park or the Coral Sea.The park has picnic/barbecue facilities and children's playground. A five minute walk through the park takes you to a shopping centre. A three minute drive or 40 minute stroll on the boardwalk along the waters edge will take you to the heart of Airlie Beach.The exotic region has many beautiful and picturesque places to see and visit. You can be as laid back or adventurous as you wish and you will be amazed at what you will see and learn. Whichever way you choose Whitsunday Waterfront Apartments will be happy to arrange any tours, cruises, adventures or point you in the right direction and you will not be disappointed.The best part is that Whitsunday Waterfront Apartments are just 20 metres to where your feet touch the sand and you can swim in the enclosed swimming area, throw your line in or just sit back and watch the boats sail by.
Wings Diving Adventures offers you a combination of diving, sailing and speed around the Whitsunday Islands or outer Great Barrier Reef. Their modern catamaran allows stable sailing and easy movement around the decks for sunbathing, on-board diving, relaxing and socialising while on board. Experience the two or three night sail and dive adventures. Their professional Skippers will take you to the best dive sites in the Whitsundays. Explore Whitehaven Beach and take a short walk through the rainforest to Hill Inlet lookout for a stunning view over the shifting sands. Air conditioned shared facilities you can choose either single or double beds.Divers - This boat is fantastic for introductory or certified divers. Your friendly experienced crew will make your sail and dive adventure a trip of a lifetime.
Conveniently located, as the closest Holiday Park to Airlie Beach, we have accommodation to suit every taste and every budget. Ranging from un-powered, powered and en-suited sites, to luxury cabins nestled in the lush surrounds of the park. It is unquestionably the place to escape, unwind, relax and explore Airlie Beach.
If you are looking for a laid back, casual atmosphere with beautiful, natural surrounds, then you need look no further than Long Island Resort. Long Island is the Whitsunday's natural island resort accommodation. It's the perfect place to connect with nature.For the energetic there's a myriad of water sports, or discover colourful coral and fish on a snorkelling tour of the fringing reef, only 150 metres offshore. In addition to the many resort activities, there are over 20 kilometres of bush walking paths to discover in the surrounding national park.For a slower pace, relax in a hammock in the shade of the coconut palms or take a romantic stroll along the sandy beach. Sip cocktails and soak up the sun by the pool bar or unwind with a soothing spa treatment at the Club Spa.As the sun goes down, enjoy a glass of sparkling wine on a sunset cruise on the calm waters of the Coral Sea. In the evening the fun doesn't stop with entertainment available nightly - enjoy musicians, beach parties, and karaoke fun night. Long Island Resort the perfect Whitsundays accommodation for couples, families and groups of friends.
Barefoot Lodge, Long Island, located in the Whitsundays at the entrance to the Great Barrier Reef, is a tropical island getaway surrounded by stunning National Park and sparkling blue waters. Enjoy the great outdoors walking through tropical vine forests - Long Island's bush walks are considered by many to be some of the best in the Whitsunday Islands group. The 20 kilometres of scenic walking tracks and palm fringed beaches offers fantastic views and encounters with local wildlife such as the rare Proserpine Rock Wallabies, rainbow lorikeets and curlews. Alternatively indulge yourself by lazing on the beach and soak in your surroundings - a cocktail from the pool bar really does enhance this experience! Set in tropical grounds amidst frangipanis, coconut palms and vibrant flame trees and with one of the Whitsundays best beaches, Long Island is truly a tropical island paradise.
Mama Africa Bar and Niteclub provides a great venue where you can let your hair down and party "Airlie Style". For quiet after dinner drinks get in early, after midnight the place really starts to pump. The bartenders will add a bit of flair as they make up new age cocktails with the popular Cocktail Club on every night from 10.00p.m. to midnight. Airlie's Top DJ's will get everyone up and dancing on the zebra striped dance floor and Fox Sports on all the Plasma televisions will keep the boys happy. From the mural staircase to fiberglass cave entranceway you will be blown away from the moment you enter. The dÃƒÂ©cor is complete with traditional African artwork, comfortable lounges, big windows overlooking the main street and sound and lighting equal to anything you might find in the city.Ask any local about the nightlife in Airlie and the first place they mention will be Mama Africa or "Mama's" as it is fondly referred to. Tourists and locals alike all love the small cosy nature of the venue and people from all over the world rate a visit to Mama Africa as a must do activity whilst in Airlie Beach.
Designed with privacy and serenity in mind the self-contained units at Best Western Mango House Resort have a fresh and modern feel. The authentic Queensland feel is maintained with wide overhanging eaves and louvered windows throughout.Fully self-contained, all units have their own washing machine, dryer and unlimited broadband access.Whether you prefer snorkelling, scuba diving, sailing the Whitsunday Islands, or spending the night on the Great Barrier Reef, the experienced onsite booking staff can advise you on the best day trips to suit your desires. Visit the beautiful Whitehaven Beach or relax at the resort. They can arrange it all.Across the road a local tavern is open for lunch and dinner providing discounts for their guests and nearby a supermarket to cater for all your requirements while you stay in your self-catering unit.Your Wonderful Whitsunday Experience begins at Best Western Mango House Resort.Best Western Mango House Resort is ideally located within walking distance of Airlie Beach, only a 20 minute walk from the heart of town but peaceful enough to be miles away. The local bus service runs past about every 20 minutes and taxis are also at your service.
Immerse yourself in one of Australia’s most unique experiences as you make unforgettable connections with the amazing animals of the Living Reef. The free form coral lagoons that course through the resort are home to more than 140 species of marine fish, 82 species of coral and a range of invertebrate species. So while you’re cruising to breakfast, you’ll see Bruce the lemon shark cruising the reef, clown fish playing hide and seek, and stingrays gliding gracefully across the coral floor. A team of marine biologists living on the island care for the animals around the clock, and love nothing better than having guests join them in a range of interactive experiences, such as feeding baby stingrays, or learning about the fascinating biological processes of the Great Barrier Reef, the world’s largest living organism.
Montes Reef Resort is a natural paradise for relaxation, situated at Cape Gloucester by the magnificent Gloucester Island, 40 kilometres north of the Whitsundays. Montes is secluded and somewhat isolated but accessible by all types of vehicles. It has an all tide sandy beach. Every spacious self contained, air conditioned bungalow is right on the waters edge, with 180 degree panoramic views. There are one and two bedroom cabins to choose from. Facilities include a beachfront bar and restaurant, tennis court, cricket pitch, trampoline, hammocks, boat ramp and wood barbecue areas.Activities include snorkelling, fishing, canoeing, turtle spotting, bush walks, wild life walks and much more - it's all up to you! Established in the 1970s Montes has its own individual character and with only eight bungalows this feels like your own piece of paradise, making this the perfect getaway.
When organising your holiday in the Whitsunday's start it with a sunset cruise with Sundowner Cruises and cruise into holiday mode. A Sundowner Sunset Cruise is the perfect pre-dinner cruise or warm up to your evening ahead.Watch the sunset over the Whitsunday's, then soak up the atmosphere Sundowner is renowned for. From arrival to departure your experience on Sundowner is quite different. The change from light to dark, the lights of Airlie Beach, the social aspect of mingling with locals and fellow tourists for a few hours on the water.The cool lounge vibes come alive at night when the sky is blackened and the moon and stars reflect on the endless Coral Sea. Cruise and Dine packages also available. Join Sundowner Cruises on a pre-dinner Sunset Cruise around Pioneer Bay, then enjoy a two-course dinner at Tides at Peppers Resort Restaurant over looking the Whitsunday Islands. Sundowner is also a fantastic option for any celebration be it a private function, a wedding, conference or birthday party.Sundowner has an open plan design, is fully covered and is high heel friendly!
Nothing matches the feeling of standing on a square-rigger with the wind in your face and the smell of salt in the air as you watch the huge red sails billowing aloft. Feel the warm wooden deck beneath your feet and the tropical sun above as the Coral Trekker sails you away for the adventure of a lifetime. All distinctions of age, gender and nationality disappear in a communion of yells and laughter as you haul ropes and prepare to set sail for the Great Barrier Reef and Whitsunday Islands aboard this lovingly restored 23 metre sailing ship. Built in Norway in 1939, this traditional sailing ship displays a unique and interesting character. With topsails, t'gallants and yardarms she has all the old world charm and romance of yesteryear.Action packed or relaxed! Join the crew in the rigging or just sit back on the wide decks and relax in the tropical sunshine. The itinerary is flexible and unhurried setting aside lots of time for sailing, strolling secluded beaches, snorkelling, scuba diving and hiking national park trails. Coral Trekker sleeps a maximum of 10 guests in twin and State-room cabins. The crew of four includes captain, chef and two deckhands.
Ocean Breeze Units is a set of 17 two bedroom, fully self-contained and air-conditioned apartments only 200 metres from beautiful Queens Beach, Bowen in the beautiful Whitsundays, Queensland.Away from main roads, set back from the street, it is a quiet location where you can enjoy the beautiful, arid, tropical weather of Bowen, the "Climate Capital of Australia". You are a short flat walk to the beach, golf course, bowling club, playgrounds, hotel and cinema and only five minutes from the centre of town.The palm lined beach, expansive river estuary, ocean pool (summer season) and beachfront parklands are only a short walk away. Take the time to relax and enjoy the slow pace of provincial Queensland life surrounded by the idyllic picture postcard, award winning, tropical beaches of Bowen. And don't forget the fishing...it's great!!Bowen is the only place on the Queensland coast where the Great Barrier Reef grows near the beach and from many you can snorkel directly onto untouched pristine coral reefs with little " Nemo" to large tropical reef fish. You can snorkel all day every day at no cost or arrange a scuba dive.. It is an experience not to be missed!
Ocean Rafting visits the "Wild Side" of the Whitsunday Islands, the uninhabited islands with beautiful natural scenery brimming with marine, bird and animal life. There are two exciting tour options, the Northern Exposure and Southern Lights. Each Ocean Rafting day offers three days in one, including an exhilarating ride to Whitehaven Beach, pristine snorkelling reefs and guided Whitsunday Island National Parks walks. The semi rigid inflatable vessels are super fast allowing guests to experience a fun ride, adventure and education amongst the natural beauty of the Whitsundays. 28 passengers at most allows for personal snorkelling lessons and the pleasure of a small group. A buffet style lunch is served at the beach with plenty of time to swim in the ocean or relax on the silica white sand. The Skipper and Eco Host ensure guests have a fun filled adventure and personalised service.Ocean Rafting has been operating since 1997 and is proud to have special permits allowing its vessels to visit protected areas in the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and direct access to the stunning and iconic Hill Inlet beach. Special snorkel sites at Hook Island and Border Island ensure a memorable underwater experience.
Orana Lodge Whitsunday is situated just 100 metres from beach, shops, park and restaurants, and 500 metres from the main shopping centre. The complex consists of eight one bedroom and two bedroom units on two levels, and can comfortably sleep up to six people. Orana Lodge is perfectly located within walking distance of Abel Point Marina, and off street parking is available for your convenience.Owners live on site which ensures a nice quiet safe location for an overnight or extended stay. Nightly or weekly rates are available.
The Pearly Shell Motel is conveniently located on the main entrance to Bowen. Whether travelling through or coming to Bowen for work or play, they will make your stay as comfortable as possible. All of their rooms are equipped with toasters, kettles and microwaves for your convenience. They have recently put new 32 inch flat screen televisions into all of the rooms for your viewing pleasure. Of course they also have Austar! The family rooms have DVD players and more are available for hire from reception. Beside the pool is a free barbecue area that is perfect for relaxing in after a long day. Corporate packages are also available that can include breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Hamilton Island Holiday Apartments aim to provide you with a memorable Hamilton Island holiday experience from start to finish. Our difference is our personalised approach. We manage the best selection of luxury Hamilton Island apartments and holiday homes with locations all over Hamilton Island catering for various group sizes.
Molle Islands National Park covers a picturesque cluster of islands in the heart of the Whitsundays with white sandy beaches and pockets of rainforest, encircled by the aqua waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. The islands provide a wildlife refuge and are popular with nature lovers. South Molle is the largest, offering walking tracks with stunning views. Snorkel at Sandy Bay. Sail around the islands. Bush camp on some islands. Camping bookings are essential. It is recommended to book in advance for school holidays. Take water and a fuel stove. At low tide walk between South and Mid Molle islands. In late spring, witness an underwater snowstorm - the annual spawning of coral. Check restrictions on activities such as spearfishing, anchoring, fishing and collecting.
Lindeman Islands National Park is part of the world famous Whitsunday islands and Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area. Aboriginal people referred to the main island, Lindeman, as Yara-kimba, the place of snapper-bream fish. The fourteen islands of the park feature a variety of vegetation types including rainforest in sheltered pockets, open forest in drier areas, grasslands and wetlands. Well-maintained tracks traverse Lindeman and Seaforth islands. While water is usually clearer on the northern end of outer islands, snorkelling over reef flats at high tide can still be rewarding. From May to September look for humpback whales. View sunsets over Neck Bay and admire spectacular vistas from Lindeman's Mount Oldfield. Birdwatchers will delight in more than 90 bird species that inhabit or visit the islands. Camping is permitted on three islands. Camping fees apply and bookings are essential. Book in advance for school holidays. Take water and a fuel stove. Check restrictions on activities such as spearfishing, collecting and fishing.
In Conway State Forest along the rugged Conway Range, explore lowland tropical rainforest, picturesque creeks and lofty peaks overlooking Airlie Beach. This forest is home to 20 rainforest plants found only in this region and offers a refuge for wildlife. The buff-breasted paradise-kingfisher migrates from Papua New Guinea to breed here. Discover the forest's secrets on a short or long walk. Three walks begin from the carpark, ranging from the two kilometre Kingfisher circuit to the 30 kilometre, three-day Whitsunday Great! Walk (which is closed during February and March). Camping fees apply and bookings are essential. Look for brilliant blue Ulysses butterflies. Get a sense of the history of the region from old snigging tracks used for carting timber in logging days. Tracks may be closed in wet weather; check conditions before setting out.