Airlie Beach - During the Day

During the day Airlie Beach and its surrounding areas provide an array of activities limited only to the imagination. From quite, serene horse riding to the action packed quad bike adventures, Airlie Beach has an activity to suit anyone.

The mainland is teeming with an attractive variety of activities because it hosts a beautiful coastline to the east, interesting wetlands to the west, and an assortment of landscapes in between. The island day trips are also diverse, with over 70 islands making up the Whitsundays and The Great Barrier Reef on Airlie Beach's doorstep, it's not hard to see why.

A more specific activity popular with visitors to Airlie Beach is Humpback Whale spotting. The world's largest mammals migrate through the Whitsundays warm waters and often provide a spectacular show for spectators.

The Goorganga Wetlands, which surround Prosperpine River, are a beautiful habitat to find a diverse range of flora and fauna native to Australia. The Prosperpine River is an ideal place to spot one animal in particular, the saltwater crocodile. Viewing this creature is best achieved on one of Airlie Beach's Crocodile Safari tours, which not only guarantee a crocodile sighting but also provide a day of Australian fun.

Other activities located in close proximity to Airlie Beach are the markets which are held every Saturday morning and the beautiful Airlie Beach Lagoon. The fully patrolled artificial lagoon provides a stinger free swimming environment for everyone to enjoy.

Activities in the air that launch from Airlie Beach are skydiving and paraSailing. Skydiving is ideal for those wanting to take pleasure in an adrenaline kick while enjoying spectacular aerial views of the Whitsundays. ParaSailing also offers fantastic views over the water but the activity is less terrifying and more relaxing.

Another great activity found around Airlie Beach is horse riding, which not only takes people on a memorable trail ride but teaches them the art of 'Horse Whispering' too. Bush activities don't stop there, quad bike adventure are also available to those interested in an unforgettable scramble through a range of scenery.

The Wildlife Park and sugar mill tours also make a great day out while visiting Airlie Beach. Featuring the most comprehensive collection of Australian fauna the wildlife park is a great place to visit. During sugar-crushing season mill tours are also a recommended activity to participate in.

While staying in Airlie Beach the use of rental equipment can make activities more accessible. Whether it be a car, motorbike or bicycle your visit will be made easier. During the day Airlie Beach offers endless amounts of entertainment, so make sure to take advantage of every minute and make your visit absolutely unforgettable.