Airlie Beach is the gateway to all the attractions of the 74 Whitsunday islands and mainland
Fly! Drive! Rail! Coach!
Great holidays every day of the year. It’s never really cold in The Whitsundays.
You can do as much or as little as you like.
A little more detail….
The bustling tropical township of Airlie Beach is situated on the mainland coast of the Whitsunday region, and is nestled in the foothills of the pristine Conway National Park.
It is the central access point to the unique chain of 74 Whitsunday Islands. Virtually all of these islands are National Parks, with just eight island resorts sprinkled throughout. The entire chain is set in a world heritage marine park and is sheltered by the “eighth wonder of the World”, the Great Barrier reef.
Portside Whitsunday is the perfect location in Airlie Beach for the holiday-maker. It combines its own unique attractions and services with its proximity to all that the town’s tourist strip has to offer. There are no hills to walk up. Portside is directly across the road from the proposed new “Port of Airlie Marina” and all the town’s main facilities are but a short stroll away including the famous Airlie Lagoon.
Getting to Portside Whitsunday:
By Road : Turn off the Bruce Highway 1km north of Proserpine and follow the signs to Airlie Beach and the Whitsundays. Travel through central Airlie Beach and you’ll find Portside at the end of the main street opposite Coconut Grove.
All major coach companies service the route to Airlie Beach on a daily basis.
Fly into Proserpine’s Whitsunday Airport – 35 minute Shuttle or Coach transfer with Whitsunday Shuttle or Whitsunday Transist. Limousine or taxi transfers available
Fly into Hamilton Island Airport :
Resort Connection transfers from HTI Airport to Portside Whitsunday – Airlie Beach. Taxi/Limousines available from Ferries.
By Rail: There are daily trains from Brisbane and Cairns that service the Whitsundays, with a short coach or taxi ride from Proserpine station to Airlie Beach.
Resort Connection transfers from Daydream Island, South Mole Island. Ferry transfer from Hamilton Island and Long Island with Fantasea.
Ferry transfer with Hayman’s luxury launch from Hayman . Light aircraft/ transfer with HeliAust from Brampton and other Whitsunday Islands and Hamilton Island.
Portside Whitsunday is close to all the local landmarks:
Abel Point Marina:
10 minute walk, 5 minutes by taxi
Hamilton Island Airport:
between 30 and 60 minutes, depending on ferry route