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World heritage site · Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling , Airlie Beach
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Cruise the turquoise waters of Whitsunday Passage before slipping beneath the sparkling ocean surface in search of colorful marine life on a
Tours from $105
Waterskiing / Jetskiiing
Waterskiing & Jetskiing , Airlie Beach
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We suggest booking in advance.Select from 4 top choices.
Tours from $78
Speed Boats Tour
Speed Boats Tours , Airlie Beach
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With an Airlie Beach speedboat tour, you'll explore Australia's pretty shoreline, snorkel along its protected reefs, and bask in the sun at o
Tours from $70
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Duration: 7 hours
"THE ORIGINAL AND MOST AWARDED TOUR IN THE WHITSUNDAYS"Visit three top destinations whilst having the ride of your life! Each Ocean Rafting day includes an exhilarating ride to world famous Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet Beach and Lookout, pristine snorkelling reefs and guided Whitsunday Island National Parks walks, all in one day! The semi rigid inflatable vessels are super fast allowing you to experience a fun ride, adventure and education amongst the natural beauty of the Whitsundays. Ocean Rafting offers two different Whitehaven Beach tours to choose from, the Northern Exposure and the Southern Lights tour. The significant difference between the two tours is that the Northern Exposure offers more snorkelling time and the Southern Lights offers more Whitehaven beach time.Ocean Rafting is the only tour operator to have direct access to the stunning and iconic Hill Inlet beach and secret snorkel sites around the Whitsundays ensuring a memorable underwater experience.
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Water Body
Heart Reef , Airlie Beach
4.7
In the Great Barrier Reef, a composition of coral shaped into a heart forms Heart Reef, which you can see from the air. Take ride on a seapla
Tours from $183
Beach
Airlie Beach Lagoon , Airlie Beach
4.5
Head to Airlie Beach Lagoon for a leisurely afternoon in Airlie Beach. A seamless integration of a 4,300 sq m (46,300 sq ft) manmade pool int
Tours from $116

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Airlie Beach

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Waterskiing & Jetskiing · Beaches
Very much a town with an emphasis on the tropical lifestyle, Airlie Beach offers exotic surroundings with palm trees and charming, sandy beaches. This town of approximately 8,000 lies a short trip away from the spectacular Whitsunday Islands. Often used as a starting point for exploration of the Great Barrier Reef, the friendly, down-to-earth charisma of Airlie Beach holds plenty of attraction in itself. Make your own Airlie Beach vacation itinerary, with a little help from those that know the place like the back of their hands, by using our Australia tour itinerary planning site.

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Where to stay in Airlie Beach

As the jumping-off point for the Whitsunday Islands, Arlie Beach boasts a selection of hostels specifically catering to backpackers. Centrally located inns offer a low-cost option mere minutes from popular bars and restaurants. If you're looking for something quieter, consider one of the area's motels or rental apartments, many of which offer fully equipped kitchens, secure parking, and free Wi-Fi, just a walk away from good shopping and dining opportunities in central Arlie Beach. 
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