Destination guide

Airlie Beach holiday homes to rent

Airlie Beach is the vibrant hub of the Whitsundays area and an ideal destination for beach fun. From the tropical rainforest and beaches to trendy boutiques and cafes, Airlie Beach has enjoyable activities for adults and kids alike. Holiday homes to rent are within minutes of the best locations in the area, giving you endless opportunities for fun and relaxation.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Airlie Beach

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Airlie Beach a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • South Molle Island Golf Course (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • Hamilton Island Golf Club (15.2 mi / 24.5 km)
Outdoor activities

Outdoor fun near Airlie Beach holiday homes

Airlie Beach has plenty of outdoor activities for all ages. The beaches in the area have grill and picnic areas and spots for fishing with the kids. Family-friendly water sports, such as kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding, are available. With the Great Barrier Reef off the coast, snorkelling and diving are popular activities. Nature trails, whale watching, crocodile safaris, turtle tours, strawberry picking and rainforest walks are also popular options to explore the landscape. Adults can also unwind in the sunshine with a few rounds of golf on the immaculate golf courses near Airlie Beach holiday homes.

Weather

Seasonal weather averages in Airlie Beach

If warm-weather activities are high on your list, December, January, February and November are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 30°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Airlie Beach

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Airlie Beach is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. Here are a few of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Airlie Beach Lagoon (0.5 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Boathaven Beach (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Shingley Beach (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Bicentennial Park (1.3 mi / 2 km)
  • Cannonvale Beach (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Coral Beach (4.7 mi / 7.6 km)
Beaches

Beach areas near Airlie Beach holiday rentals

Airlie Beach has pristine beaches with unique environments and limitless adventure opportunities. Holiday homes are available near such beaches as Coral Beach, a remote beach with corals in the sand and bushwalking trails, and Cannonvale Beach, a tranquil beach with a shipwreck off shore for diving and snorkelling. Hydeaway Bay Beach, a quiet, sandy beach overlooking the bay, is popular for swimming, beachcombing and watching sunsets. Bowen’s Beaches, a collection of beaches with soft sand, granite boulders and the calm waters of the Coral Sea, is a lovely beach for relaxing by the water.

How to get there

Travelling to and around Airlie Beach

The nearest airport is in Hamilton Island, QLD (HTI-Great Barrier Reef), located 15.9 mi (25.6 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Proserpine, QLD (PPP-Whitsunday Coast), which is 18.4 mi (29.6 km) away.

How to get around

Getting around Airlie Beach from holiday homes

Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays are along Queensland’s central coast, which is serviced by many local airports with domestic and national flights. The islands are accessible by ferry services, helicopter, seaplane and light aircraft, and buses, taxis, car hire and tours provide transport in the local Airlie Beach area. Many of the beaches and destinations are near the holiday homes to rent, making it easy to walk from your accommodation and enjoy the scenery along the way.

Food & drink 

Airlie Beach delicacies and cuisine

From homemade pasta and comfort foods to inventive Australian cuisine with locally sourced ingredients, Airlie Beach offers the best of the Queensland region, with the influence of the Whitsunday islands. Fresh-caught seafood is always on the menu, but succulent, local meats, home-grown produce and authentic Australian ingredients infuse the meals with a unique touch. No matter your craving, a range of Airlie Beach restaurants, eateries and cafes are within reach of your holiday accommodation.

Where to stay near Airlie Beach?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 142 holiday rentals near Airlie Beach. From 58 Houses to 57 Condos/Apartments, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Airlie Beach for a long holiday or a weekend break is on Stayz.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Airlie Beach?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Airlie Beach. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Airlie Beach Lagoon: 384 holiday rentals
  • Port of Airlie: 383 holiday rentals
  • Abell Point Marina: 384 holiday rentals
  • Catseye Beach: 373 holiday rentals
  • Hamilton Island Marina: 376 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Airlie Beach listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Airlie Beach?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 58 Houses in Airlie Beach. Our other popular types of Airlie Beach holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 57 holiday houses
  • Villas: 3 holiday houses
  • Studios: 68 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Airlie Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 86 holiday homes with pool available in Airlie Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.