Travel Blogs from Airlie Beach, Australia

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Another sailing trip!, Airlie Beach / Whitsunday Islands, Australia travel blog

Another sailing trip!

A travel blog entry by tjmartin

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... the boat, but we were all eventually pushed onto shore and spent that evening at a boat night out, visiting various drinking establishments in Airlie Beach. We met up with the other guys that we had left ashore for this trip (there was getting to be a ...

The Whitsundays, Airlie Beach, Australia travel blog

The Whitsundays

A travel blog entry by bowney

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... ....so we opted for nice healthy Domino's pizza, mixed with MacDonalds fries and a bottle of wine!!!! Classy!!! Whitsundays Trip We left Airlie beach on the Whitsunday Express, and I think today has to be one of my all time favourite trips. Not only did ...

Whitsundays at last, Airlie Beach, Australia travel blog

Whitsundays at last

A travel blog entry by tjmartin

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... come straight off a postcard. (Hopefully will get a chance to get some Whiotsunday photo's on soon.) We had known that Airlie Beach = Whitsundays = Boat Trip, so the very first thing that we did upon arrival after checking into to the Koala Hostel ...

Tropical Rain, Airlie Beech, Australia travel blog

Tropical Rain

A travel blog entry by hodge

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I dragged Alexa and Paul out of bed at five o'clock ready for our long journey up the coast, they soon crashed in the car...while i went roo and galagh spotting. We arrived early afternoon and crashed out for the rest off the afternoon, this country ...

Whitsunday Islands, Airlie Beach, Australia travel blog

Whitsunday Islands

A travel blog entry by dacraic

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... East coast which, we discovered was too expensive for accommodation so we got a ferry to the mainland to a backpackers haven called Airlie Beach. Michael was happy to be back in the homeland and had a Carlton Draught to celebrate. Next day we headed ...

Whitsundays? What? How Much?, Airlie Beach, Australia travel blog

Whitsundays? What? How Much?

A travel blog entry by andrewanderica

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... town of Bowen which had a lovely Marina and a viewing lookout to the Whitsundays Islands. We had decided to try and head out to Airlie beach and find out just how expensive the Whitsundays trips were. We had check up on R&E's blog and they had said it ...

Week Thirty Three - Tropical Queensland, Airlie Beach, Australia travel blog

Week Thirty Three - Tropical Queensland

A travel blog entry by petenic360

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... tomorrow to go to Kurrimbine Beach which is just up the road and which some Aussie had said is supposed to be the nicest beach in Australia. We'll see. We walk around the town a couple of times then go online and book accommodation in Darwin, again with ...

Day 281-287: Airlie Beach to Rainbow Beach, Airlie Beach > Whitsundays > Bundaberg > Rainbow Beach, Australia travel blog

Day 281-287: Airlie Beach to Rainbow Beach

A travel blog entry by pauldwade

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... a bag of crisps(!) with my houmous dip, followed by a 97% fat free yoghurt....mmmm, filling. Saved some money tho. Arrived in Airlie Beach at 3pm, had done some hostel research and decided to stay at Backpackers By The Bay, had heard some bad things about ...

Sailing the Whitsunday Island, Airlie Beach, Australia travel blog

Sailing the Whitsunday Island

A travel blog entry by barrettbingley

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A 15-hour bus ride from Rainbow Beach and I'm in Airlie Beach, jumping off point for all Whitsunday's Island trips. Its 0630 but the hostel won't let me check in yet. Up to Maccers (McDonalds). On the way I see a tall, attractive young woman and I feel ...

What Beach?, Airlie Beach, Australia travel blog

What Beach?

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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... said farewell to Nigel, Sue and co hoping that I would back this way again someday to visit before I got the early bus to Airlie Beach. A strange name really for a place without much of a beach instead having an artificial lagoon to make up for it and ...

One Step Closer To Knowing, Airlie Beach / The Whitsundays, Australia travel blog

One Step Closer To Knowing

A travel blog entry by shaunduvall

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Saturday 4th December 2004 Arrived in Airlie Beach last night, Friday night, at 10pm - and wasnt impressed - Ibiza with an Australian accent, supreme party town! Wandered the town (didnt take long!), past the lagoon (artificial lagoon for swimming to ...

Sailing around the Whitsunday Islands, Airlie beach, Australia travel blog

Sailing around the Whitsunday Islands

A travel blog entry by brendanlarkin

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... quick lads), steering a AU$2.5 million cataraman with a beer in my hand, playing an international football match on Whitehaven beach, stuffing ourselves on gourmet food and riding the waves during a freak tropical storm. There were a few green faces but ...

Airlie Beach - Day 222, Airlie Beach, Australia travel blog

Airlie Beach - Day 222

A travel blog entry by christosp

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... wave patterns as a result the waning waters. Spend a few hours by the beach relaxing, it was so nice to have some time-out to read and write. Sleeping tonight just outside Airlie Beach in a national park carpark. Just hope the ranger doesn't catch ...

Fantastic Adventure, Airlie Beach, Australia travel blog

Fantastic Adventure

A travel blog entry by andanddan

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... beige anthills rose like outsized sand castles, lining the roadside. Arriving in reasonable time at the Whitsunday Adventure campsite at Airlie Beach, we were welcomed by very friendly and helpful staff who booked our sail/dive for the following day. ...

Early start for Airlie, Airlie Beach, Australia travel blog

Early start for Airlie

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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... to Airlie non-stop, arriving about 1pm. We checked into Adventure Whitsunday's Park and had some lunch. We had a wander through Airlie Beach Town afterwards. This is quite a backpacker town, although the prices aren't for backpacker's! There's a few good ...

Down in the lagoon and in the town, Airlie Beach, Australia travel blog

Down in the lagoon and in the town

A travel blog entry by vickersontour

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After another Lorna-Lie-In, we went down to the lagoon area on the sea front. The lagoon itself was massive and it wasn't very busy which was a bonus. We also had some thin cloud cover today, so that was good so we didn't get sunburnt. We spent all ...

Relaxing in Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach, Australia travel blog

Relaxing in Airlie Beach

A travel blog entry by shonandgraham

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... that everyone swims and sunbathes at. This is due to the jellyfish that are in the sea, that make swimming impossible. So, Airlie Beach council built a lagoon, and it's a very nice one, complete with showers, changing rooms, BBQ areas and children's ...

Diving with Sharks, Airlie Beach, Australia travel blog

Diving with Sharks

A travel blog entry by mclubbe

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So this is what the East Coast is all about - Airlie Beach is a bit like Tenerife in Australia to be honest - bars with wet T-shirt competitions and not much to do apart from sit in the sun and get drunk. They even print a copy of the Daily Mail here! I ...

Rain rain rain rain rain rain, Airlie Beach, Australia travel blog

Rain rain rain rain rain rain

A travel blog entry by roundtheworld

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... and other afternoon watching 'Alfie', we headed down south. The plan was to sail for three days in the Whitsunday Islands (from Airlie Beach) and then rent a 4WD and camp around Frazier Island (HUGE sand dune island). So we took a ten hour bus ...

Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands - Paradise, Airlie Beach and The Whitsunday Islands, Australia travel blog

Airlie Beach and the Whitsunday Islands - Paradise

A travel blog entry by alinmattrtw2005

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... to contain myself and just take it all in. So, after that we left Cairns, and travelled south through Townsville and on to Airlie Beach. This resort is just that, a tourist resort, theres nothing much there - cafes and a few pubs, souvenir shops and ...

Australia Day in Airlie Beach, Airlie Beach, Australia travel blog

Australia Day in Airlie Beach

A travel blog entry by tom_hollie_2010

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... It has a gorgeous harbour and a lovely lagoon with a man-made beach and a childrens playground (much like a Victorian swimming parade). Airlie Beach is very much an up-and-coming resort destination with a new multi-million dollar marine being built, along ...

Skydiving!, Airlie Beach, Australia travel blog

Skydiving!

A travel blog entry by johnbrianmess

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Nothing like diving out of a perfectly good plane from 14,000 feet to make you feel alive! I was walking past a skydive shop in Airlie Beach with a day to kill, and thought 'why not'. Little did I know I may end up killing more than a day when I saw the ...

Heading A Bit Further South, Airlie Beach, Australia travel blog

Heading A Bit Further South

A travel blog entry by rbisset

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... was still the same as before. So I decided to get out of Cairns and head closer to where the fruit picking work is and chose Airlie Beach. It may seem a strange choice when I have no money but who says you have to go on a cruise just because you are ...

Whitsunday Weary, Airlie Beach, Australia travel blog

Whitsunday Weary

A travel blog entry by sylviajason

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With another boating adventure on our minds we proceeded on to Airlie Beach, gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. The place we chose to stay at and book with was very busy and the customer service was pitiful but at least we had two spots on a fast boat ...

I am Sailing, Airlie Beach, Australia travel blog

I am Sailing

A travel blog entry by vandall

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... a bay, different corals and fish to the outer reefs. Was attacked by an extremely territorial Damsel Fish. Little Sod! We then cruised to Whitehaven Beach to plot up for the night. 7km of pure white sand. One of the best beaches I have seen. We sat up and ...

Happy Birthday to me, Airlie Beach, Australia travel blog

Happy Birthday to me

A travel blog entry by segacs

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... which is good because I plan to go sailing in the Whitsundays for a few days while I'm here (the main reason anyone comes to Airlie). In the meantime, though, I'm off to the pub for some birthday drinks with the gang. Hope all's well back home, and I'll ...

Serviced, Airlie Beach, Australia travel blog

Serviced

A travel blog entry by pidgeandpie

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Airlie beach, a wonderful and interesting mix of backpackers, bars, yachts and crystal clear tranquil waters. There are many campsites here to chose from, however as we were soon to realise the best of the bunch was the BIG-4 sites. In some case a ...

More of the PADI, Airlie Beach (PADI), Australia travel blog

More of the PADI

A travel blog entry by kandg

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... still thoroughly enjoyable. More than halfway through and I can't believe we've taken as long as this to do our course. Day 152 - Airlie Beach One of the most frustrating days of my life. Up early to get picked up for what would hopefully have been ...

Sailing the Whitsundays, Airlie Beach, Australia travel blog

Sailing the Whitsundays

A travel blog entry by segacs

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... stuff like that. The trip ended on a high note, when the sun crept out from behind the clouds as we approached Airlie Harbour. All in all, I really enjoyed two-thirds of my Whitsundays sailing experience. That said, I'm not particularly eager to jump ...

From Sydney to Cairns - part 3, Airlie Beach, Australia travel blog

From Sydney to Cairns - part 3

A travel blog entry by grizzly

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... , endless steppe and a few trees. I was sad to leave this place and head back to the coast. Now, we are in Airlie beach, the gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. The place is beaming with young folks, most of the sailing tours are either expensive or ...

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