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Mirage Whitsundays
4 out of 5
11 Altmann Avenue, Cannonvale, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM724 per night
4.7/5Exceptional! (339 reviews)

"A nice spacious resort with 2 pools. No sea views from either pool though! We were required to walk through large ugly concrete car park every time we left and returned to our appartment! This in itself was unpleasant and did not FEEL like being on holiday!!"…"

Reviewed on 17 Feb 2020

Mirage Whitsundays
Mantra Boathouse Apartments
4.5 out of 5
33 Port Drive, Port Of Airlie, Airlie Beach, QLD
The price is RM723 per night
4.7/5Exceptional! (694 reviews)
Perfect Spot

"We had a lovely time in Airlie Beach & this property was clean and in a perfect spot. You could walk to all the shops and restaurants and beaches. You must go to Whitsunday-a must"…"

Reviewed on 3 Mar 2020

Mantra Boathouse Apartments
Sea Star Apartments
4.5 out of 5
2 Nara Avenue, Airlie Beach, QLD
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4.7/5Exceptional! (231 reviews)

"Absolutely amazing view of Airlie beach. Close to the action only a few minute walk from restaurants, bars and shops"…"

Reviewed on 28 Jan 2020

Sea Star Apartments
Airlie Seaview Apartments
4 out of 5
404 Shute Harbour Road, Airlie Beach, QLD
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The price is RM349 per night
4.7/5Exceptional! (23 reviews)
Great location!

"The two bedroom apartment was exactly what we needed for our stay in Airlie Beach. Fantastic location, close to shops, restaurants, grocery store and marina where we did our day tour to Whitehaven beach from. It was very clean and very spacious! Would stay here again if/when we return to Airlie ..."…"

Reviewed on 16 Feb 2020

Airlie Seaview Apartments
BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort
4.5 out of 5
25-29 Shute Harbour Road, Cannonvale, QLD
The price is RM470 per night
4.6/5Exceptional! (73 reviews)

"Amazing place to stay with a family. We spent our entire time at the water park. Our 1.5yo loved it!! Water slides and pools that can be used from babies to adults. Best family friendly place I’ve ever stayed. Restaurants and shops all within walking distance"…"

Reviewed on 21 Feb 2020

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort
Coral Sea Marina Resort
4 out of 5
25 Oceanview Avenue, Airlie Beach, QLD
The price is RM534 per night
4.6/5Wonderful! (919 reviews)

"This property is extremely well located with a 10 minutes walk to main street of Airlie Beach and the facilities are very well maintained."…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020

Coral Sea Marina Resort
Martinique Whitsunday
4 out of 5
18 Golden Orchid Drive, Airlie Beach, QLD
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4.5/5Wonderful! (359 reviews)

"The staff at Martinique were great, and wanted to make our stay as great as possible. The apartments were spacious, and the air-conditioning in the living room and bedroom were a godsend on the hot summer days. The pool was also nice and refreshing and offers beautiful views."…"

Reviewed on 25 Feb 2020

Martinique Whitsunday
at Marina Shores
5 out of 5
159 Shingley Drive, Airlie Beach, QLD
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The price is RM449 per night
4.4/5Excellent! (601 reviews)

"Magnificent view of the ocean from apartment 349. Undercover balcony in addition to a rooftop balcony allowing star gazing and 150° views"…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar 2020

at Marina Shores
Whitsunday Waterfront Apartments
3 out of 5
48 Coral Esplanade, Cannonvale, QLD
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4.4/5Excellent! (71 reviews)

"Basic accommodation. Helpful friendly staff Nothing more to say about it"…"

Reviewed on 23 Mar 2018

Whitsunday Waterfront Apartments
Colonial Palms Motor Inn
3.5 out of 5
2 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM389 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (740 reviews)

"Not a bad spot at all, walking distance to the town centre"…"

Reviewed on 11 Feb 2020

Colonial Palms Motor Inn
Island Gateway Holiday Park
3.5 out of 5
1 Jubilee Pocket Road (Shute Harbour Ro, Airlie Beach, Jubilee Pocket, QLD
The price is RM142 per night
4.3/5Excellent! (197 reviews)

"Very convenient and close to the town, great for family’s wanting an inexpensive holiday"…"

Reviewed on 9 Mar 2020

Island Gateway Holiday Park
Discovery Parks - Airlie Beach
3 out of 5
Lot 2 Shute Harbour Road, Jubilee Pocket, QLD
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4.2/5Excellent! (319 reviews)

"Clean and very quiet. So we had the sliding door wide open all night (fly screen closed) which was nicer than running air conditioning. We were very comfortable in our Standard Studio Ensuite, small, as expected, but they include a small balcony. TV did not work but it was fixed when we let them ..."…"

Reviewed on 20 Mar 2020

Discovery Parks - Airlie Beach
at Blue Horizon Resort Apartments
4 out of 5
3 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM422 per night
4.2/5Excellent! (138 reviews)

"Helpful and friendly staff were outstanding. Spacious, clean, quiet, comfortable apartments with very comfortable king size bed. Clean and inviting pool and hot tub. Amazing views from the large balcony. Totally recommend this property."…"

Reviewed on 27 Mar 2020

at Blue Horizon Resort Apartments
Airlie Beach Motor Lodge
3 out of 5
6 Lamond Street, Airlie Beach, QLD
The price is RM357 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (169 reviews)
Great option

"Fantastic place, close to the city. Super friendly and helpful staff"…"

Reviewed on 13 Nov 2019

Airlie Beach Motor Lodge
Coral Sea Vista Apartments
3.5 out of 5
5 Hermitage Drive, Airlie Beach, QLD
The price is RM398 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (109 reviews)

"Property Manager was very accommodating and view was super."…"

Reviewed on 9 Jan 2020

Coral Sea Vista Apartments
Mantra Club Croc
3.5 out of 5
240 Shute Harbour Road, Cannonvale, QLD
The price is RM346 per night
4.2/5Very Good! (362 reviews)

"Everything was amazing, the staff, the room, the pool and the buffet in the morning was wanderful!!"…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar 2020

Mantra Club Croc
at Beach Court Holiday Villas
4 out of 5
24 Beach Road, Cannonvale, QLD
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is RM470 per night
4/5Very Good! (136 reviews)

"Free wifi access, Foxtel TV and undercover parking within the villa."…"

Reviewed on 22 Jan 2020

at Beach Court Holiday Villas
Whitsunday Terraces Hotel Airlie Beach
3 out of 5
5 Golden Orchid Drive Airlie Beach Whits, Queensland, Airlie Beach, Australia, Airlie Beach, QLD
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The price is RM372 per night
3.8/5Good! (653 reviews)

"Prime position with a fabulous view across to the islands,great facilities and friendly staff Its a bit of a climb up the Hill to the apartments but hey ..no pain, no gain ;-)"…"

Reviewed on 18 Feb 2020

Whitsunday Terraces Hotel Airlie Beach
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Where Should We Stay in Airlie Beach?

If you've been thinking about a vacation with your kids, Airlie Beach is a good choice. The boating, beaches, and island setting are just some of the things that make this an interesting destination for family trips. Arrange a flight into Hamilton Island, QLD (HTI-Great Barrier Reef), which is located 15.9 mi (25.6 km) from the city center. When you're thinking about where you should stay in Airlie Beach, you might want to consider one of the 48 child-friendly hotels and other accommodations here.

Vacationing families have good things to say about these accommodations:

Sea Star Apartments: Offers an outdoor pool, in-room kitchens, and free parking. Guests like the comfy beds and clean rooms at this 4.5-star apartment.

Island Gateway Holiday Park - Offers a children's pool, free parking, and on-site mini golf. Guests like the central location and helpful staff at this 3.5-star campground.

Martinique Whitsunday - Features an outdoor pool, free parking, and free WiFi. The overall comfort and central location make this 4-star apartment popular with guests.

BIG4 Adventure Whitsunday Resort - Offers free water park access, an outdoor pool, and a kids' club. Guests like the clean rooms and central location at this 4.5-star campground.

When Should We Visit Airlie Beach?

You're probably hoping for good weather for your family vacation. Use these tips to plan when to grab the kids and head to Airlie Beach.

  • Hottest months: December, January, February, and November, with an average temperature of 87°F
  • Coldest months: July, June, August, and May, with an average temperature of 57°F
  • Driest months: September, August, July, and October, with an average rainfall of 0.04 inches
  • Rainiest months: February, March, January, and April, with an average rainfall of 0.31 inches

What Should We See and Do in Airlie Beach?

While you are visiting Airlie Beach, you might want to round up the kiddos and make time to see interesting attractions such as Port of Airlie, Airlie Beach Market, and Abell Point Marina. Make sure you have lots of time for activities like Whitsunday Shopping Centre and Whitsunday Plaza.

Airlie Beach is also known for its:
  • Beaches
  • Marina
  • Coral reefs
  • Boating

Getting Around Airlie Beach

If you want to venture outside of the area, hop on a train at Proserpine Station. Airlie Beach may not have many public transportation choices so consider renting a car to explore more.

Frequently asked questions

What's Airlie Beach like for family-friendly holidays?
The destination of Airlie Beach is a good option if you’ve been considering a getaway with the children. The beaches, island setting and swimming spots are just some of the things that make this a good destination for family holidays. Take to the air and fly into Proserpine, QLD (PPP-Whitsunday Coast), which is located 18.4 mi (29.6 km) from the city centre.
What's the best accommodation option for families in Airlie Beach?
Sea Star Apartments is a top 4.5-star apartment on Expedia for families, and features an outdoor pool and in-room kitchens. Other good options to stay with the children include Whitsunday Terraces Hotel Airlie Beach and Coral Sea Marina Resort.
What's the seasonal weather like in Airlie Beach?
The hottest months are usually December and January, with an average temperature of 26°C, while the coldest months are July and June, with an average of 19°C. Average annual rainfall for Airlie Beach is 1281 mm.
What's there to see and do with your family in Airlie Beach?
While you are holidaying in Airlie Beach, you and the family may want to see some interesting spots such as Port of Airlie and Conway National Park. Make sure that you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area such as Airlie Beach Lagoon, Hamilton Island Marina and Catseye Beach.
What's the best way for us to get around Airlie Beach?
To see more of the larger area, take a train from Proserpine Station. Airlie Beach might not have many public transport options, so consider a car rental to maximise your time.

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