You'll be amazed at the beauty of this idyllic region at every turn. Visit one of the several luxurious island resorts where you can sip cocktails by the pool, bask in the sun or relax under the experienced hands of a masseuse. Sail between the islands and make sure to visit the lookout overlooking Hill Inlet and Whitehaven Beach where the colours of pure silica sands and crystal clear water blend and swirl with the movement of the tide… it’s truly stunning.
Airlie Beach is also famous for its yearly events such as
Airlie Beach Race Week. Is a yacht racing regatta that spans one week during August. This is the winter season in the Whitsundays and the most stable period for weather during the year, with constant sea breezes to ensure the most optimum conditions on the east coast of Australia for sailing.
The regatta has developed a national and international reputation as a well run, well organised sailing event and attracts high level competitors.
The majority of entrants come from competitors based outside the Whitsundays including inter-state and overseas who are attracted to the event with warm waters steady winds and fair sailing
The Great Barrier Reef Dance sport Open Championship. Combines the glitz and glamour of Dance sport with the stunning views of the Whitsundays and a relaxed, fun and holiday experience. An open air marquee will be situated on the foreshore of the aqua blue waters of the Whitsunday coast with views across to the resort village of Airlie Beach. A purpose built dance floor is being constructed especially for this event that will be of the highest standards for Dance sport. Spectators will enjoy the best there is to offer in Dance sport competition. Each day you will see young dancers from the age of six years old to Master competitors dance through their rounds to the finals. They have a fun-filled championship event planned for dance competitors and spectators alike.
Whitsunday Reef Festival. Now in its 10th year, the Reef Festival is a vibrant and colourful celebration of the Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsundays. The festival aims to highlight the unique Whitsunday lifestyle and is not only an opportunity to showcase the region but is also a celebration of the local community.
The Whitsunday Reef Festival was started in 2001 as a celebration of the region’s wonderful natural assets. It is a four day festival consisting of live entertainment, sand sculpting competitions, a free family fun day, street parade, Frock tails fashion parade, movies at the Airlie Beach Lagoon, Comedy at Waterline on Shingley and much, much more.
Airlie Beach is a beautiful town and a gateway to the Whitsundays. Spectacular and one of the jewels in the crown of Queensland.