Famous as one of the departure points for the Great Barrier Reef as well as the Whitsunday Islands, Airlie Beach is a coastal resort town in the Whitsunday region of the state of Queensland situated 20 km north-east of Proserpine and 110 km north of Mackay. Having a population of about 10,000, Airlie Beach has a land area of about 19.5 km².
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Airlie Beach Things To Do And Places To Go
Airlie Beach Climate
With a subtropical climate, Airlie Beach enjoys pleasant and mild weather year round. In the months between November to May, (spring, summer and autumn seasons), the average temperature is about 31° C. In the winter season (June, July, October), the weather is pleasant and enjoyable with the temperature ranging from 16° C to 23° C. While the warmest month is December, the coldest month is July. February and September are the wettest and the driest months respectively.
The location of Airlie Beach Queensland coast off the Great Barrier Reef is one of the main reasons for having such a comforting and enjoyable climate. Plenty of sunshine combined with cool and refreshing sea breezes concoct that perfect balance which every person adores.
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Places to visit in Airlie Beach
Airlie Beach Lagoon
The Airlie Beach Lagoon is the focal tourist attraction in Airlie Beach. With free entrance, it is the ideal place to spend the day relaxing out in the sun. You can sunbathe in the grassy knolls that surround the lagoon or just lie in a quiet spot taking a nap or reading a book. The children’s pool situated at the end of the lagoon is the best place for kids to enjoy the water safely.
Just 9.1 km away from Airlie Beach lies the Whitsunday Islands, a paradise in the coral sea consisting of 74 islands. An ideal place for fully fledged aquatic activities like sailing, diving, snorkeling and swimming, the star attraction of the Islands is for sailing. In fact, it is one of the best places in the entire world for sailing. In treading the protected waters of the Islands, hiring of a yacht or bareboating with you in charge of the navigation can be done.
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