Discovering the magnificent Whitsunday coast and its hinterland can easily fill a holiday in itself. Awash with colour and sunshine, the township of Airlie Beach is the coastal hub of the Whitsunday's and bustles with an energy all its own. Here, jet-setters, entrepreneurs, expats, artists, sailors, honeymooners and alternative lifestylers rub shoulders.
The Whitsunday´s offer a truly warm welcome to visitors from all parts of the globe. It is not difficult to fall in love with the laid back village atmosphere of the town. For others it's the sheer beauty of the setting as Airlie nestles amid rainforest ridges, island horizons, a cyan series of bays and flotillas of floating yachts. The town also undergoes a transformation after dark and revels in its reputation as a place for nightlife and socialising. For many, this is the major attraction. Alfresco restaurants, nightclubs, boardwalks and bars all come alive and hum into the early hours.
On Saturdays, Airlie's community market offers fresh produce, exotic fruits and flowers and delightful handmade crafts right on the beachfront. Dining on the coast is likewise a feast for the senses with fine restaurants, cafes and fast food outlets representing the flavours of the world.