Experience the Whitsundays

Activities and Experiences

Whether visiting our beautiful region to relax by the pool, dive the Great Barrier Reef, or try your hand at hoisting sails, Coral Sea Marina Resort sits in the midst of it all and acts as the ultimate base for you to stay, play and explore the incredible natural wonders of the Whitsundays.

From helicopter fights, snorkelling adventures, adrenaline-fueled jet-ski tours, or stretching out on a secluded beach, there are options for all and so much to experience, explore and enjoy. This unforgettable part of the world is a traveller’s dream, so hop on board and create some memories.

Let the adventure begin, you’ll love every moment…

Play on Land

Whilst gazing towards the horizon where the islands and reef awaits, it is sometimes easy to forget the exciting array of activities that simply beg to be experienced on the mainland coast. For those that want to have their feet on solid ground for a day, the variety of things to see and do along the Whitsunday Coast and Hinterland will prove that there’s so much more to enjoy in our region.

Play on the Coral Sea

Exploring the waters of the Whitsundays tops the bucket-list for any visit to our region. Witness the magical wonder of the Great Barrier Reef, behold the swirling sands of Hill Inlet, stroll the white pristine silica sands of world-famous Whitehaven Beach or simply set sail through the maze of lush islands. The Whitsundays showcases the very best of nature.

Set yourself adrift or make a splash, paradise awaits…


To enter the underwater world of the Great Barrier Reef is a simple must-do. Encounter the vibrant marine life, the effervescent coral gardens and tick this phenomenal ex...


Powerboats / Day Tours

With speed and practicality, stepping onboard a powerboat provides you with the opportunity to make the most of your time in the Whitsundays and experience days and days ...



Explore beneath the surface the majestic and iconic Great Barrier Reef. Discover this natural wonder of the world that is brimming with life: From vibrant gardens of cora...


Island Hopping

The idyllic islands of the Whitsundays are scattered throughout glistening smooth waters, perfectly nestled between the tropical Queensland coast and the world-famous Gre...


Whitsunday Mainland Walks

The Whitsunday Islands are home to some of the most beautiful and scenic mainland walks and lookout hikes. With views of the coral sea, islands and fringing reefs it is e...


Jet Skiing

For a thrill-seeking adventure through the Whitsunday waterways, the multi-award winning Whitsunday Jet Ski Tours offers a scenic yet stimulating ride across the crystal ...


Dingo Beach

Dingo Beach is Hydeaway Bay’s little brother township. With even more traditional Queensland charm than its neighbour, Dingo Beach is a hidden paradise just waiting for...


Wander off the beaten track: 6 Lesser-Known things to do in the Whitsundays

Airlie Beach is best known as a small yet vibrant seaside town that acts as a gateway to the Whitsunday Islands. Whilst this is certainly correct and snorkeling the reef ...


Cedar Creek Falls

This hidden gem is tucked away in a tropical nook of paradise under the canopy of ancient rainforests. Just a leisurely 30 minute drive from Airlie Beach, Cedar Creek Fal...


Airlie Beach

Where Coral Sea Marina Resort gets to call home, Airlie Beach is a wonderfully diverse town which acts as a flourishing hub of activity. Just a 2 minute walk along the wa...


Whitsunday Crocodile Safari

Venture deep into the Australian bush and experience this nature-based tour as you explore the wetlands and estuaries of the Whitsundays on your mission to encounter croc...


Cape Hillsborough

A visit out to Cape Hillsborough National Park is a must if time allows. Although a slightly extended drive from Airlie Beach (approximately 1.5 hours), the incredible wa...


Everything. My partner and I stayed for 6 nights, The rooms were absolutely perfect. We couldn’t recommend the Coral Sea resort enough. We had the best holiday. - Emma - Booking.com

Stayed here for a family holiday after it was recommended by a family member. Our room was clean, comfortable, spacious and had a beautiful ocean view. Nothing was too much trouble for the staff who were, without exception, friendly, helpful and professional. Perhaps a daily change to the buffet breakfast would be nice but having said that, there was plenty of choice and the food was cooked well. Terrific bar staff who knew their stuff and made perfect cocktails. - Bruce M - Booking.com

Everything about our stay at Coral Sea was lovely. We stayed in a Spa Deluxe King Room and had no regrets, the views from our room were spectacular! I recommend asking for a room on a high floor facing the ocean, we stayed in room 323 (positioned on the ocean-facing corner of the hotel) and had all-round sea views and complete privacy. The hotel is an easy 5-10 minute walk from the main street, and is mostly flat. - millie s - booking.com

What a spectacular place to stay. The resort itself is easily accessible to main street of Airlie. We stayed in an ocean deluxe room with stunning views. The room was cleaned and serviced daily. The resort has the iconic ’The rocks’ pool with a vibe atmosphere and postcard views. Highly recommend Coral Sea Resort for any occasion - Anastasiakollis - Tripadvisor

We stayed at CSMR for 3 nights in a spa deluxe room. The view was BEAUTIFUL! The room was always clean and stocked with fresh linen. The perfect location for someone who does not want to stay in the bustle of Airlie’s main strip. Best thing was it was a 5 minute FLAT walk to the Main Street or a $5-8 taxi. All staff were lovely especially waitstaff and reception. We even managed to request a dessert that was not even on the room service menu. We cannot wait to come back! - Georgia H - Tripadvisor

We had a four night stay in an Ocean View Spa Deluxe room and all we can say is WOW!! We were incredibly blown away by the facilities and location, cleanliness of the room and most importantly the amazing staff. All the staff were kind and friendly with stand outs being Ricky and Andrew on Front Reception. Nothing was too much trouble. And Zoe in Food and Beverage was kind, bubbly and went over and above to make our stay special. An incredible stay for our 10 year wedding anniversary. We will be back! - ES402 - Tripadvisor