Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays

The Travelling Series

After Cairns, we took an overnight bus to the lovely little town of Airlie Beach.

It was from Airlie that we went cruising around the Whitsundays Islands.

First up was Daydream Island where we got to visit the largest outdoor living reef in Australia. The aquarium was complete with sharks, sting rays and Nemo fish, amongst other amazing sea life. We also got to feed some fish whilst paddling in the sea and have them swarm around us, which was a pretty cool experience!

We then headed to Hamilton Island where we had a picnic for lunch. The only way to get around this island is via golf buggy – I’ve never seen so many of them in one place! Unfortunately there wasn’t time for us to rent one otherwise I’d be well up for that – they look so fun to drive! 

After Hamilton we headed to Whitsunday Island to visit the famous Whitehaven beach. It’s now one of my favourite beaches due to the super soft sand which is ultra fine! It also never heats above 20 degrees which means you can walk on it at any time of the day without burning your feet, unlike most beaches. It’s truly stunning and lives up to all the hype.

Airlie Beach was actually one of my favourite stops in Oz due to the Whitsundays trip, but also because the place itself is small, cute and charming. It has the biggest and best lagoon, as well as a really pretty harbour. Furthermore, all the shops, bars and restaurants are on one strip – it’s an ideal place for a holiday. 

Coming up after the break: Rainbow Beach and Fraser Island. 


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