Getting to Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays


Travel by Air:

WHITSUNDAY COAST airport near Proserpine is 35 kms (approx. 35 minutes) from Airlie Beach. Due to road works the large public bus is unable to drop you at our door as the turning area is being reconstructed. We suggest you take a shuttle, you can pre book this on Taxis are also available; you may be able to share a taxi. Both will drop you at our door and the cost of the shuttle or a shared taxi is currently the same as the bus. Hire cars and limousines can be pre booked to meet you.

HAMILTON ISLAND airport is the next closest option. Cruise Whitsunday’s operate ferry services from Hamilton Island Airport wharf. The ferry meets all incoming flights. Some airlines include the ferry cost in their ticket if you book to Airlie Beach. Cruise Whitsunday’s ferries come to Able Point Marina in Airlie Beach, a shuttle bus connects with the ferry and will drop you at our door or there are taxis. GSL Aviation offer a service from Hamilton Island airport to a small airport just ten minutes from Airlie Beach. This is a lovely option as you get to see the islands and their surrounding reefs from the air.

MACKAY AIRPORT is 150 Kms south of Airlie Beach; a Greyhound bus service operates from Mackay airport to Airlie Beach. Otherwise can hire is available at Mackay Airport. There are also other coach services from downtown Mackay.

Travel by Rail:

QUEENSLAND RAIL run regular services from both north and south to PROSERPINE, a Whitsunday Transit/QR shuttle bus meets every train and will drop you at our door. It is cheaper to purchase a return ticket if you are continuing your journey by train. If you book your train ticket to Airlie Beach the bus fare is included.

Travel by Coach:

There are regular coach services from both north and south to Airlie Beach.

Travel by Self Drive:

AIRLIE BEACH is 1146 kms north of Brisbane and 640 kms south of Cairns and 24 kms east of Proserpine. The turn off from the Bruce Highway is just north of Proserpine.
From the turn off it is about 25 minutes’ drive, just before Airlie Beach, as you go up the hill you will see Able Point Marina on your left. At the roundabout take the next turn right before you enter the village itself, into Waterson Way.1st right again into Begley Street, then turn right at the T junction at the top of Begley Street, into Airlie Crescent we are 200 metres on your left overlooking Able Point Marina.

Can We Assist?

Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can assist with local transport. We are happy to book taxis be they road or air on your behalf. However you travel we hope you enjoy your journey through our lovely countryside. Please ask us about planes, trains and automobiles, we can tell you of our guests experience- just write to us.

Dress Code:

Dress is casual even at night. Bring light cloths, include a swimming costume, a wrap for the beach or island cruising, a jumper for a cool evening or sailing, Also a wide brimmed hat, sunblock at least 15+ and sand shoes or sneakers.