Airlie Beach Experiences

Activities and Experiences


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Whitehaven Beach Escape

Spend 75 minutes on one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Fly by helicopter to Whitehaven beach and on the way take in the breathtaking aerial view of the surrounding Whitsunday Islands and fringing reefs. Whilst at Whitehaven Beach soak up the sun and relax with chilled sparkling wine and water. This tour provides the perfect opportunity for fantastic photographs and video footage, not to be forgotten.

  • Return helicopter transfers
  • Sparkling wine and water
  • Beach gear
  • Minimum booking – 2 passengers (single passenger bookings on existing flights only)
  • Tour duration 2 hours.
  • $485pp (3rd seat $245!)

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The tour name says it all! Be indulged by the magnificent beauty our backyard has to offer. Let us showcase the world famous Heart Reef before landing and spending one hour on the pure silica sands of Whitehaven Beach!


Marvel at the earth’s largest living organism and one of the southern hemisphere’s largest island resorts all in one day with this fly and cruise combination to the Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach and Hamilton Island.

  • One-way helicopter flight with scenic views of Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and Heart Reef
  • Spend 2.0 hours at Reefworld
  • All snorkel gear and wetsuits provided by Reefworld
  • Buffet luncheon
  • One-way catamaran cruise
  • Minimum 2 guests
  • (Flight is operated by Hamilton Island Air and Cruise portion is operated by Cruise Whitsundays$600pp ($550pp 3-13 years old inclusive)

Best of Both Worlds

Experience the pure luxury of return flights to Reefworld whilst spending one exhilarating hour over the Whitsunday Islands and Heart Reef. Arrive at Reefworld to complimentary refreshments, snorkelling and coral viewing from the underwater viewing chamber. Return over Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet to complete your amazing day!

  • Return helicopter flights (approx 60 minutes) Scenic views of Heart Reef, Whitehaven Beach and Hill Inlet
  • Sparkling Wine and bottled water
  • Spend 90 minutes at Reefworld.
  • All snorkel equipment provided by Reefworld
  • Approx 1 hour at Whitehaven Beach
  • BYO sandwich along with you.
  • Duration: 4 hr
  • Minimum Guests: 2 adults
  • $1,270pp (3rd seat $635!)




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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 -

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 -

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 -

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

Amazing location staff friendly all amenities clean and perfect!Pool area stunning. It would be the absolute perfect venue for a wedding of your dreams. Great cocktails too! The view from all angles stunning and gym has everything you need and more and a view. Breakfast divine. 12/10 rating – Michelle Peroomal - Michelle

This resort is the BEST! The views are unbeatable, the rooms are pristine, and we could walk to everything in Airlie. Breakfast was included and they had laundry onsite. The front desk even stored our luggage for 2 full days after we checked out and went on a sailing trip. I wish I could give them more than 5 stars — thank you!! – Samantha Bauer - Samantha

We had the most amazing stay at CSMR. After looking at different accommodation options for a while, I am so glad we chose to stay there. Location is great, 10 minute walk at most from town shops and restaurants. Has its own amazing restaurant along with a great bar and outside atmosphere. Outside there is a lovely pool area with areas away from the pool and a man made beach area great for tanning. Rooms were spotless and had the most amazing views. Great service from the staff too. I am in absolute Awe after my stay and will most definitely be returning again soon. Worth every penny. – Ella Raue - Ella