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How to Spend 2 Days in Airlie Beach

How to Spend 2 Days in Airlie Beach

A 2-day trip to Airlie Beach gives you time to explore the small town and get a taste of the nearby Whitsunday Islands. From soaring over the Great Barrier Reef to testing your sailing skills, here’s how to spend two days in Airlie Beach.

Day 1: Explore by Ground and by Air

**Morning:**Begin your visit to Airlie Beach with a stroll along the Esplanade—on Saturday mornings you’ll find markets selling jewelry, clothes, and crafts. If you’re visiting between July and September, you have a good chance of seeing migrating humpbacks on a whale-watching cruise.

**Afternoon:**Take to the skies and admire the Great Barrier Reef from the air on a seaplane or helicopter tour. These tours are typically a few hours long and are a great way to see Whitehaven Beach if you don’t have enough time to sail there; plus, most include free time to relax on the beach after landing.

**Night:**In the evening, opt for a private food-themed tuk-tuk tour, which typically take you sightseeing around town and to several restaurants, where you can try some of the best dishes of the region. Alternatively, take a sunset tuk-tuk tour and ask you guide for tips on where to eat afterward.

Day 2: Set Sail

**Morning:**You could spend the whole day sailing on a yacht, helping the crew as you cruise to Tongue Bay and the Hill Inlet Lookout. A shorter (and faster) alternative is spending just the morning driving a jet ski around South Molle Island.

**Afternoon:**Between the beach and the Esplanade, you’ll find a huge man-made lagoon where you can take a refreshing swim year-round. Another active option is visiting Conway National Park, just minutes from Airlie Beach, which has numerous walking trails winding through rainforest and waterfalls—you might even spot a Proserpine rock wallaby. 

**Night:**Head back to the Esplanade and pick one of the strip’s many buzzing restaurants for a final meal. Naturally, fresh seafood is on the menu at most Airlie Beach eateries. If you’re up for a late night, this is where you’ll find the town’s best bars.

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Whitsundays Fly & Cruise Package Including Lunch

Whitsundays Fly & Cruise Package Including Lunch

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Experience the best of the Whitsundays on a single tour with this combination package. Save money by booking a reef and island scenic flight, boat cruise around the islands, and bush walk to the Hill Inlet lookout all together. The package includes a buffet lunch, snorkeling, and stand-up paddle boarding.
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  • 10 hours
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Shuttle from Proserpine Airport to Airlie Beach

Shuttle from Proserpine Airport to Airlie Beach

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Book a shared shuttle transfer from Proserpine Airport (PPP) to Airlie Beach and surrounds. Don't forget to book your return. Your driver will meet you at arrivals holding a welcome sign with your name on it, and help you with your luggage. Your driver is a local and will give you commentary along they way with local knowledge of the area.
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  • 40 minutes
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$16.50
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Whitehaven Heli Tour
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Whitehaven Heli Tour

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Whitehaven Beach is a sliver of white-sand and clear water heaven, but it usually takes a few hours to reach the secluded spot by boat. With this tour, quickly reach the beach by helicopter from Whitsunday Airport. Get aerial views of the Whitsunday Islands on a roughly 15-minute flight, spend some free time on the beach, and head back to the coast. You’ll have plenty of time left in your day for another adventure.
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  • 2 hours
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3 Day Whitsundays Sailing and Diving Adventure: Kiana

3 Day Whitsundays Sailing and Diving Adventure: Kiana

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Sail across the beautiful and pristine Outer Great Barrier Reef on this 3-day Whitsundays sailing adventure. Visit iconic spots such as Whitehaven Beach, Hook Island, Bait Reef, and Luncheon Bay as you swim, snorkel, dive, and soak up the sun. Enjoy a stress-free trip with all meals and diving equipment provided for you as well as fully air-conditioned cabins to sleep and relax in.
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  • 3 days
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Private Airlie Beach Tuk-Tuk Tours

Private Airlie Beach Tuk-Tuk Tours

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Explore Airlie Beach on a private tour by tuk-tuk for a fun twist on a traditional sightseeing tour. Just sit back and admire the city as a guide introduces you to the best locales. Select from various tour durations and themes, including a food tour or sunset ride, to suit your schedule and budget.
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  • 1 hour
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