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Travel to Whitsundays

Travel to the Whitsundays

Airlie Beach is the mainland gateway to the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park & Whitsunday Islands Queensland.

With your travel arrangements, please allow sufficient time to check in at our office in Airlie Beach. For a morning departure, please check in by 6:30pm the day before, for a 2pm departure, check in by 11.30am on day of departure.

FLYING 
WHITSUNDAY COAST AIRPORT - (Proserpine) Fly VIRGIN, JETSTAR from Brisbane & TIGER from Sydney, or JETSTAR from Melbourne 

HAMILTON ISLAND - Serviced by QANTAS link, JETSTAR & VIRGIN 

MACKAY AIRPORT - Serviced by QANTAS, JETSTAR and VIRGIN

All of the above airports will require a transfer to Airlie Beach, please consult your agent or contact us should you be unsure how to arrange this.
              
BUS/COACH SERVICES
Regular coach/bus services operate from Brisbane or Cairns to Airlie Beach. Oz Experience, Greyhound, Premier Bus etc.
Note: Coaches stop at a number of locations & you need to allow for this in travel times. The Coach stop in Airlie Beach is at Port of Airlie which is a 10 minute walk from our office on Airlie Esplanade.
HIRE CARS 
Many guests hire cars or motor homes from any major city. Apollo Campers, Travellers Auto-Barn etc. Car rental companies with offices in Airlie include, Hertz, Thrifty, Avis, Europcar.

The Bruce Highway is the major road that links Cairns in the north to Brisbane in the south.

FROM BRISBANE TO AIRLIE BEACH - Driving time 12.5 hours

FROM CAIRNS TO AIRLIE BEACH - Driving time 7:45 hours  

TRAIN SERVICES TO PROSERPINE TRAIN STATION 
Tilt Train Services leave Brisbane and provide a 13 hour overnight service. From Cairns the service is in daylight hours and takes 10 hours.
Phone Queensland Rail: +61 (0) 7 3235 2222.

A Coach meets the trains, transfers from the Train Station to Airlie Beach takes about 25 minutes and costs $16.50 per person.  All prices listed above are in Australian Dollars and supplied to assist with itinerary planning. Check with the operators direct for their latest pricing and departure information.