Airlie Beach Activities
Airlie Beach, Queensland abounds with shore-based and on-water activities, which are perfect for incorporating into any conference, workshop or corporate event. Allow your delegates and attendees some down-time and encourage them to enjoy the range of activities on offer in the Airlie Beach and Whitsunday region.
We like to call this our Airlie Beach bucket list. Many of the below activities can be accessed directly from Lure’s home at Abell Point Marina making the transition between the conference formalities to informal leisure time, a smooth and seamless process. For more detailed information about any of the suggestions below, do not hesitate to contact the Lure event team.
It’s time to tick these off your bucket list!
Fly over the Great Barrier Reef
Charter a helicopter from Abell Point Marina and take a scenic flight over one of the seven wonders of the natural world – the Great Barrier Reef. Experience the view over Heart Reef and the Whitsunday islands and savour contrast between the azure tropical waters and the greenery of the lush tropical islands.
Sail the Whitsunday islands
Choose a day sailing trip aboard a maxi racing yacht or traditional wooden tallship and learn to sail through the Whitsunday islands. Sit back on deck of the yacht and feel the wind in your hair and the sea-spray on your face, whilst truly experiencing life under-sail. Most day trips will encourage guests to get actively involved in the sailing.
Jetski to a Whitsunday island
Hop on a guided jetski tour, enjoy the adrenaline-fueled ride and the views back to Airlie Beach as you whizz across the Whitsunday waters to Daydream Island resort. Visit the Living Reef exhibit and enjoy a relax on the beach before speeding back across the Whitsunday waters at the end of your day.
Take a boat trip to Whitehaven Beach and experience the 98% silica sand between your toes. Make sure you take your camera for that perfect Whitsunday selfie. Swim in the azure blue waters or rest under the shade of a hoop pine as you breathe and relax on one of Australia’s most stunning beaches.
Enjoy tropical cocktails at sunset
Relax on the deck at Sorrentos Bar and Restaurant at Abell Point Marina’s South Village with a tropical inspired cocktail and a delicious share platter. The pink and orange hues over the water at sunset, will be sure to impress. With Italian inspired cuisine and the best deck in town, this is a Whitsunday must-do.
Segway along the water-front boardwalk
Join a guided Segway tour and traverse the Bicentennial walkway passing through the award-winning Abell Point Marina or select their rainforest tour and be guided through the lush Whitsunday rainforest, whilst listening to the song of the rainbow lorikeets and cicadas as they serenade your tour.
Join one of the charter boats, which depart daily from Airlie Beach and will take you to some of the best snorkeling locations in the region. Dive right in and experience the magic of the Great Barrier Reef from a different perspective. Be amazed by stunning coral gardens and colourful fish – look out for Nemo!
Stand-Up Paddle (SUP) our Whitsunday waters
Hire a SUP down at Shingley Beach and experience the azure waters of the Whitsunday from a different perspective. Sheltered in calm waters, this is the perfectly starting point for beginners and SUP experts to take to the waters, keep fit and explore the shoreline. Take a group down and explore together!
Tuk Tuk through Airlie Beach
A unique and entertaining way to explore Airlie Beach is via tuk tuk. Hail a tuk tuk from Lure back to your accommodation or take a joy ride down the main street of Airlie Beach. Get a group together and enjoy a group tuk tuk experience. Guaranteed not to disappoint, this is the newest and most unique mode of transport in Airlie Beach.
Stroll through tropical rainforest
Take one of the walking tracks in Airlie Beach and enjoy a leisurely stroll through the sub-tropical rainforest. Listen to the kookaburras laugh in the tropical sun, whilst the blue tongue lizards lazy across the path. Keep your eyes peeled for the elusive, shy Proserpine rock wallaby peeping through the bush.