Overlooking Pioneer bay, Airlie Beach is the gateway to the Whitsunday’s. From Abel Point Marina, or over the hill at Shute Harbour, many of the water taxis and ferries that transport the many visitors to the outer islands, consistently arrive and depart through-out the day.

The foreshore is transformed each Saturday by the weekly markets. Locals offer a variety of fresh fruit and vegetables, arts, crafts and other collectable souvenirs from the area. This is the nearest ‘mainland’ for the thousands of Hospitality workers from the hotels and resort in the islands and it is often a favourite meeting place for their days off. The area is peppered with clubs, cafes, bars and restaurants.

For more information on the area, including activities, tours and accommodation visit airliebeach.com

Driving Information by Town or City

Airlie Beach

Brisbane

Bundaberg

Cairns

Caloundra

Cape York

Charters Towers

Cooktown

Coolum

Dream World

Emerald

Gladstone

Gold Coast

Hervey Bay

Innisfail

Kuranda

Longreach

Mackay

Maroochydore

Mission Beach

Monto

Mount Isa

Mooloolaba

Movie World

Mount Tamborine

Noosa

Palm Cove

Port Douglas

Proserpine

Rockhampton

Sanctuary Cove

Sea World

Sunshine Coast

Toowoomba

Townsville

Trinity Beach

Weipa

Wet ‘n’ Wild

Whitsunday’s

Driving Information By State

Queensland – the Sunshine State.

New South Wales – the First State.

Victoria – the Garden State.

Tasmania – the Apple Isle.

South Australia – the Festival State.

Western Australia – the Real Thing.

Northern Territory – Outback Australia.

Road Rules and Safety Advice

Road Rules and Driver’s Guide

Driving Distances and Destinations

Queensland Driving Distances Chart

Car Hire Queensland

Brisbane

Brisbane Airport

Surfers Paradise

Gold Coast Airport

Cairns

Sunshine Coast Airport