2 St Martins Road, Airlie Beach, Qld Qld
Airlie Beach is the gateway to the 74 magical Whitsunday Islands. The town itself is only small and will take you about one hour leisurely stroll to get from one end to the other. Within this strip there are many bars, clothing stores, souvenir shops, outdoor eateries, clubs and our very own Airlie Lagoon.
There are many fantastic tours operating in the area. You can choose from overnight sailing, wildlife farm, crocodile safari, rainforest tours, snorkeling, diving, kayaking, sky diving, parasailing, day trips, fishing and scenic flights. VMR - Volunteer Marine Rescue Club & Boat Ramp. The club has a Blues Session every first Sunday of the month 2 pm - 6 pm. Fun afternoon of local talent. The Whitsunday Arts & Cultural Centre, known as the WACC hosts many events including movies, ballroom dancing, Aboriginal Dreamtime, music & comedy acts, weddings & conferences. Information available at www.thewacc.com.au.
Cannonvale Beach is a beautiful beach with a swimming enclosure and bbq area. It is fantastic for a stroll or a lazy day. It also boasts Fat Frog, a very popular coffee cafe overlooking the beach.
Saturdays we have our local markets on the foreshore and here you can purchase everything from local fresh produce, jewellery, local handicrafts, clothing, food and all the usual sorts of stalls that markets attract. Its a lovely way to spend a Saturday morning.
Proserpine, our main commercial centre, is approximately 25 kilometres from Airlie Beach, was founded on sugar cane and the mill still operates today. Proserpine is a lovely historic township and worthy of a visit. Also located at Proserpine is the Proserpine Swimming Pool. This is a lovely Olympic size pool and heated during the winter. Its a great pool for the serious swimmer or just for a fun day. There are lap lanes for the serious swimmer who want to get into the water and do some 'mileage'.
On the way out to Proserpine there is a turn-off taking you through the Conway Range to Conway Beach. This is a quaint sleepy little township worth a visit. Likewise we have a bushwalk/rainforest walk through the Conway Ranges. This walking track goes for 25 kilometres (approximately) and finishes behind the township of Airlie Beach. You have the choice to do a relaxed 2 or 4 kilometre walk or overnight and walk the whole distance. Equally the full walk can be completed in abut 8 hours for the fit and active. (Weather permitting).
Heading North of the Whitsundays is Dingo Beach and Hideaway Bay. Both of these little pockets of local residents are very scenic and idyllic - giving the visitor a wonderful insight into some magical out-of-the-way areas where some locals live. The beaches are very nice and the Hotel on the beach is down-to-earth and friendly. A car is needed to visit these places due to their being 'off the beaten track' and basically just leading to beachfront. Doesn't get any better really!
There is lots more to experience and explore in Airlie Beach and the surrounds, the above is just a small sample of what's on offer in our local area. Why not come and see for yourself?