Airlie Beach, Australia
I love Airlie Beach, I could seriously see myself there living, it's the gateway to the Whitsundays, why wouldn't I want to stay there?
The main issue with Airlie is that Whitehaven Beach, it's the beach that you go there to see, and anything else in comparison is a huge letdown. It's a small beach town, with not much going on, but good enough weather that you can take the time to enjoy the quiet. With a large variety of day/ several days trips available from here out to the Whitsunday island, I could have easily stayed here for weeks and not been bored.
Both tours that I did were with Cruise Whitsundays, the staff were amazing and provided amazing tours, as well as a wealth of information and local knowledge. I highly recommend looking at their tour selections as they have something for everyone. I did the 1 day catamaran trip, as well as the reef sleep out at their pontoon - I highly recommend this and I'll be doing a seperate post about it because I loved it so much!
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