Airlie Beach Transportation
Queensland, Australia’s Airlie Beach is a beautiful and exciting tourism spot. Whether it’s by land, air or sea, here are some tips on how to get there.
Parking and Ferry Rides at Shute Harbor
If you have a car and want to park it while you visit an island in the Whitsundays for a few days, you can park it right at Shute Harbour. There are regular ferries from Shute Harbour to most of the Whitsunday Islands, including Hamilton Island. The ferry ride doesn’t even have to be booked: just front up on the day and pay as you board.
Airlie Beach in the Air
Fly with Virgin Blue airlines from Brisbane to Proserpine Airport, and it looks like you are flying into the scrub in the middle of nowhere. Enjoy a friendly staff and a cool breeze, as well as bus transit to the beach from the airport. Also, if you get out to Cannonvale Airfield and try a helicopter ride, you can see it all at once in under an hour.
Buses to the Beach
A local bus company operates the service between the Whitsundays Coast Airport and Arlie Beach. The cost of one way trip is about $13, but larger groups may want to take a Maxi Taxi. To return to the airport after your holiday, be sure to book them the day before to get this same price for the return trip. Otherwise, as a single journey, the price is closer to $70.
Editor’s note: The information contained on this page was compiled using real traveler reviews about Airlie Beach.