Magic of the Reef, courtesy of Tourism Queensland
Magic of the Reef, courtesy of Tourism Queensland
Airlie Beach Lagoon, courtesy of Tourism Queensland
(Airlie Beach Lagoon, courtesy of Tourism Queensland)

Airlie Beach

Airlie Beach is a relatively small town with a permanent population of approximately 13000. Airlie is one of Australia's prime holiday & party towns, which still relishes its village atmosphere.

The town offers many day activities: rainforest trips, waterfalls & swimming holes, bush walking, skydiving, parasailing, horse riding, fishing, sea kayaking, weekly sailing club race events, tropical island visits.

In 2001 a tropical lagoon opened in Airlie, which provides a 'blue lagoon' type feature to Airlie Beach with year round swimming & space to chill out on the beach. Visitors can enjoy this lagoon for free 24 hours per day.

As soon as the sun sets this little town comes to life with numerous bars, cafes, restaurants & night clubs calling out to residents & visitors. The Esplanade, reburbished in 2004, offers a outdoor dining strip with magnificent ocean views, cuisine includes Mexican, Seafood, Pasta & Pizza, & Steak.

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