Airlie Beach travel guide

Airlie Beach Tourism | Airlie Beach Guide

You're Going to Love Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach is a must-see destination in Queensland, Australia. It is one of the most popular cities to visit in the country. We recommend you stay at least 3 days in order to fully appreciate everything Airlie Beach has to offer.

Where to Eat in Airlie Beach

If you’re looking for affordable options, Northerlies Beach Bar and Grill - Airlie Beach (Lot 116 Pringle Rd) and The Pub (16 Airlie Esp) are great picks.

When to visit Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach in May
Estimated hotel price
$77
1 night at 3-star hotel
Airlie Beach in May
Estimated hotel price
$77
1 night at 3-star hotel

How to Get to Airlie Beach

Plane

Although Airlie Beach doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Hamilton Island (HTI), which is located 17 miles from Airlie Beach. The shortest flight to Airlie Beach from the United States departs from Los Angeles and takes around 23h 25m.

Car

Another option to get to Airlie Beach is to pick up a car rental from Townsville, which is about 142 miles from Airlie Beach. You’ll find branches of Bargain Car Rentals and Dollar, among others, in Townsville.

Plane

Although Airlie Beach doesn’t have its own airport, you can fly to Hamilton Island (HTI), which is located 17 miles from Airlie Beach. The shortest flight to Airlie Beach from the United States departs from Los Angeles and takes around 23h 25m.

Car

Another option to get to Airlie Beach is to pick up a car rental from Townsville, which is about 142 miles from Airlie Beach. You’ll find branches of Bargain Car Rentals and Dollar, among others, in Townsville.

Airports near Airlie Beach

Airlines serving Airlie Beach

Emirates
Excellent (2,106 reviews)
United Airlines
Good (4,950 reviews)
Qatar Airways
Good (2,369 reviews)
Singapore Airlines
Excellent (931 reviews)
Etihad Airways
Good (847 reviews)
China Eastern
Good (70 reviews)
Qantas Airways
Good (558 reviews)
Air New Zealand
Good (317 reviews)
Virgin Australia
Good (268 reviews)
Jetstar
Good (314 reviews)
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Where to stay in Airlie Beach

Average rates range from around $131 per night for a double room in a 3-star hotel to $234 and up for a 5-star experience.

Where to stay in popular areas of Airlie Beach

Most booked hotels in Airlie Beach

Mirage Whitsundays
4 stars
Excellent (8.9, 2344 reviews)
$204+
Coral Sea Marina Resort
4 stars
Excellent (8.6, 2644 reviews)
$216+
Airlie Beach Hotel
4 stars
Excellent (8.4, 3087 reviews)
$127+
Magnums Accommodation Airlie Beach - Adults Only
2 stars
Excellent (8.1, 3467 reviews)
$63+
Mantra Club Croc
4 stars
Good (7.5, 2998 reviews)
$100+

Renting a car in Airlie Beach

Renting a car in Airlie Beach costs $98 per day, on average, or $293 if you want to rent if for 3 days.

Expect to pay $4.28 per gallon in Airlie Beach (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $51.33 and $68.44. The most frequently booked car type in Airlie Beach is Intermediate (Nissan X-Trail or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Toyota Corolla or similar) are, on average, 43% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.

Renting a car in Airlie Beach costs $98 per day, on average, or $293 if you want to rent if for 3 days.

Expect to pay $4.28 per gallon in Airlie Beach (average price from the past 30 days). Depending on the size of your rental car, filling up the tank will cost between $51.33 and $68.44. The most frequently booked car type in Airlie Beach is Intermediate (Nissan X-Trail or similar). If you’re looking to save money, though, keep in mind that Compact rental cars (Toyota Corolla or similar) are, on average, 43% cheaper than other rental car types in the city.